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When is the next NBA Finals game?
The 2020 NBA Finals will begin on Thursday, October 22. Game 1 will tip off at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
How can I watch the NBA Finals?
The 2020 NBA Finals will air on ABC. You can also live stream the games on the ABC app or on ESPN.com.
What are the teams in the NBA Finals?
The two teams in the NBA Finals are the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors.
Who are the players in the NBA Finals?
The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Eastern and Western conference champions play a best-of-seven game series to determine the league champion. The winners of the Finals are awarded the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, which replaced the Walter A. Brown Trophy in 1983.
The series was initially known as the BAA Finals prior to the 1949–50 season when the Basketball Association of America (BAA) merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) to form the NBA. The competition oversaw further name changes to NBA World Championship Series from 1950–1952 and then was changed again in 1953–1954), before settling on NBA Finals in 1955. Since 1966, The NBA Finals has been played between the winners of Eastern Conference and the Western Conference (also previously Divisions before 1970), except in 1972 when both conferences were merged into a single playoff bracket due to strike; and from 1999 to 2000 when it was temporarily expanded to include 16 playoff teams, creating a 2-3-2 format instead of 2-2-1-1-1 format during those seasons due primarily to scheduling conflicts around that time especially with arenas such as Madison Square Garden.
Players who have been named MVP in an NBA Finals series:
(Multiple winners in Bold)
LeBron James (4)
Kobe Bryant (2)
Michael Jordan (6)
Shaquille O’Neal (3)
Tim Duncan (3)
Magic Johnson (3)
Larry Bird (2)
What is the schedule for the NBA Finals?
The NBA Finals are played in a best-of-seven format, meaning that the team who wins four games first will be declared the winner. Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 are played at the home arena of the team with the better regular season record, while Games 3, 4 and 6 are played at the home arena of the team with the worse regular season record. The schedule for this year’s Finals is as follows:
-Game 1: Thursday, May 30th at 9pm ET
-Game 2: Sunday, June 2nd at 8pm ET
-Game 3: Tuesday, June 4th at 9pm ET
-Game 4: Thursday, June 6th at 9pm ET
-Game 5: Sunday, June 9th at 8pm ET (if necessary)
-Game 6: Tuesday, June 11th at 9pm ET (if necessary)
-Game 7: Thursday, June 13th at 9pm ET (if necessary)