NBA Finals schedule is set: Dates and times for matchup between Cavaliers and Warriors (or Rockets)

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If the Cavaliers and the Warriors had both completed sweeps in their respective Conference Finals matchups, the league (briefly) considered altering the schedule of the NBA Finals.

Cleveland did its part, but Golden State couldn’t close out the Rockets.

The Finals schedule is now set in stone — local times first, Eastern times next.

Game 1 – Thu  June  4 Cleveland at Golden State/Houston   TBD     9:00PM     

Game 2 – Sun  June  7 Cleveland at Golden State/Houston   TBD     8:00PM     

Game 3 – Tue  June  9 Golden State/Houston at Cleveland   9:00PM  9:00PM     

Game 4 – Thu  June 11 Golden State/Houston at Cleveland   9:00PM  9:00PM     

Game 5 * Sun  June 14 Cleveland at Golden State/Houston   TBD     8:00PM    

Game 6 * Tue  June 16 Golden State/Houston at Cleveland   9:00PM  9:00PM     

Game 7 * Fri  June 19 Cleveland at Golden State/Houston   TBD     9:00PM     

The Warriors can advance with a home victory over the Rockets on Wednesday, and if that happens, both Golden State and Cleveland will have more than a week to prepare for the matchup most of us have been waiting to see.