The NBA Finals matchup will not be known until after the Warriors-Rockets play Game 7, but we do know the schedule. The 2018 NBA Finals will start on Thursday, May 31 at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC. Houston or Golden State will host the matchup as they are the higher seed.
LeBron James is headed to his eighth straight NBA finals. James and the Cavs will wait to see whether they will get a fourth straight matchup against the Warriors, or square of with the No. 1 seeded Rockets. Prior to Game 7, Larry Nance Jr. noted the Cavs were going into the game with the “baddest dude on the planet.”
“There’s something different about LeBron, period,” Nance told The Salt Lake Tribune. “I think [coach Tyronn Lue] said it best: ‘We’re going into a Game 7 with the baddest dude on the planet on our team.’ I like our chances.”
James was able to keep his streak alive despite having arguably one of the weakest rosters around him that he has had in recent years. Rumors continue to swirl around James future, but the summer can wait a few more weeks as James punched his annual ticket to the finals.
Here’s a look at the NBA finals schedule.
NBA Finals 2018 Schedule
All times listed are in Eastern, and Games 5-7 are if necessary.
|Thursday, May 31||Game 1||9 p.m. ABC|
|Sunday, June 3||Game 2||8 p.m. ABC|
|Wednesday, June 6||Game 3||9 p.m. ABC|
|Friday, June 8||Game 4||9 p.m. ABC|
|Monday, June 11||Game 5*||9 p.m. ABC|
|Thursday, June 14||Game 6*||9 p.m. ABC|
|Sunday, June 17||Game 7*||8 p.m. ABC|
Source: Heavy Sports