When is the 2018 NBA Finals? Schedule, TV channels, times, dates, matchups, live stream, odds

We have ourselves a pair of Game 7s which means all four conference finalists are one win away from reaching the NBA Finals. The Finals will start three days after the completion of the conference finals so make sure to have these important dates circled on your calendar. 

Golden State and Cleveland are the favorites to meet in the Finals for a fourth consecutive season, but Houston and Boston have home-court advantage and a wave of momentum, too. It's been a battle to see who will advance to the NBA Finals, which is set to kick off on the final day of May.

Viewing Informaton

  • Dates: May 31-June 17
  • TV: ABC
  • Streaming: WatchESPN.com or WatchESPN app

NBA Finals Schedule

  • Game 1 from Houston or Oakland: May 31, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
  • Game 2 from Houston or Oakland: June 3, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
  • Game 3 from Boston or Cleveland: June 6, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
  • Game 4 from Boston or Cleveland: June 8, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
  • Game 5* from Houston or Oakland: June 11, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
  • Game 6* from Boston or Cleveland: June 14, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
  • Game 7* from Houston or Oakland: June 17, 8 p.m. ET, ABC

* -- if necessary

Odds

According to SportsLine simulations from data scientist Stephen Oh, the Warriors have a 65.8 percent chance to defeat the Rockets and advance to the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers are even heavier favorites, with a 78 percent chance to defeat the Celtics in the conference finals.

Using that same data, the Warriors boast an astounding 57.3 percent chance to win it all. The Rockets boast a 28.6 percent chance; the Cavs have a 14 percent chance; the Celtics have the lowest odds at 5.9 percent.

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