It’s official! Your Cleveland Cavaliers have made their first Conference Finals since 2009, and on Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Washington Wizards by a couple of milliseconds, literally.
The Hawks and Cavs will tip off the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night in Atlanta. The Cavs will surely use these days off to rest their nagging injuries, especially to those of LeBron James (back/ankle), Kyrie Irving (knee/foot), and Tristan Thompson (shoulder).
Here’s the schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals:
Game 1 – CLE @ ATL – Wednesday, May 20 8:30 PM EST on TNT
Game 2 – CLE @ ATL – Friday, May 22 8:30 PM EST on TNT
Game 3 – ATL @ CLE – Sunday, May 24 8:30 PM EST on TNT
Game 4 – ATL @ CLE – Tuesday, May 26 8:30 PM EST on TNT
Game 5 – CLE @ ATL – Thursday, May 28 8:30 PM EST on TNT
Game 6 – ATL @ CLE – Saturday, May 30 8:30 PM EST on TNT
Game 7 – CLE @ ATL – Monday, June 1 8:30 PM EST on TNT
Although it doesn’t mean much now, the Cavs lost their season series to the Hawks 1-3. Here are the charts showing how Cleveland did and where their hot spots were against Atlanta:
The NBA Finals will begin Thursday, June 4.