It’s official: LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson. Draymond Green and Kevin Love.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are finally healthy and will take on the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals in what will be the long-awaited and highly-anticipated rematch of last year’s 2015 NBA Finals.
The two teams kick off the Finals in Oakland on June 2nd on ABC, and will continue in the NBA’s new Finals format of 2-2-1-1-1.
Game 1 – Thu., June 2: CLE @ GSW, 9:00 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2 – Sun., June 5: CLE @ GSW, 8:00 p.m. (ABC)
Game 3 – Wed., June 8: GSW @ CLE, 9:00 p.m. (ABC)
Game 4 – Fri., June 10: GSW @ CLE, 9:00 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5 – Mon., June 13: CLE @ GSW, 9:00 p.m. (ABC)*
Game 6 – Thu., June 16: GSW @ CLE, 9:00 p.m. (ABC)*
Game 7 – Sun., June 19: CLE @ GSW, 8:00 p.m. (ABC)*
*Games 5-7 If Neccessary.
Last year, with both the Warriors and Cavs playing three home games apiece, the Warriors got a pair of days off before their three home games while the Cavs only got one before each of their games. This year, the NBA has fixed that, providing a pair of off-days as opposed to just one day off between Games 1 and 2, Games 2 and 3, Games 4 and 5, Games 5 and 6, and Games 6 and 7.