The rematch all NBA fans have been waiting for is just two days away. Come June first, the Cavs will travel to Oakland, California to play Game 1 of the NBA Finals. This will be the third time these two teams will face off in the Finals. The first time, in the 2015-2016 the Warriors won the series 4 games to the Cavs two wins. That year the Warriors took the league by storm, becoming an elite 3-point shooting team, and along with the Cavs’ Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love being injured, the Warriors finished off their season in the best way possible.
The next year, with revenge in the heart of the Cavs, and the Warriors showing why they should be known as the best team in the league, winning 73 games and only losing 9, both the Cavs and Warriors plowed their way back to the finals. During the finals, as we all know, the Cavs made history by, after going down 3 games to 1, came back to win the series and gave Cleveland their first championship in 52 years.
Now, with both teams having a championship series win over the other, this year’s finals can settle many debates around the league, such as, “Is Lebron James the greatest player ever?” If the Cavs are able to defeat the super team of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green; it would be pretty hard to make a coherent argument otherwise.
Here is the schedule of the finals:
Game 1: Cleveland at Golden State, Thursday, June 1 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC
Game 2: Cleveland at Golden State, Sunday, June 4 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Game 3: Golden State at Cleveland, Wednesday, June 7 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC
Game 4: Golden State at Cleveland, Friday, June 9 at 9 p.m. on ET ABC
*Game 5: Cleveland at Golden State, Monday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC
*Game 6: Golden State at Cleveland, Thursday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC
*Game 7: Cleveland at Golden State, Sunday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
*Game will be played if necessary.