NBA Finals 2016: Schedule, Dates, Times & TV Info

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LeBron James is going to the NBA finals. Again. (Getty)

The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA finals.

Almost a year after coming up short against the Golden State Warriors for the 2014-15 title, the Cavs defeated the Toronto Raptors in six games to book LeBron James’ remarkable sixth consecutive trip to the finals.

In this year’s quest for the Larry O’Brien Trophy, the Cavs will either get a rematch against the Dubs or a meeting with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, who enter Saturday night’s Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead.

Home-court advantage will depend on how the West finals play out. If the Warriors win, they’ll host Games 1 and 2. If the Thunder win, the Cavs will stay at home for the opening two games.

Either way, the finals schedule won’t change. Here’s a complete look:


2016 NBA Finals Schedule

Note: All times ET

Game 1, Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City/Golden State: Thursday, June 2, 9 p.m., ABC

Game 2, Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City/Golden State: Sunday, June 5, 8 p.m., ABC

Game 3, Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City/Golden State: Wednesday, June 8, 9 p.m., ABC

Game 4, Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City/Golden State: Friday, June 10, 9 p.m., ABC

Game 5*, Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City/Golden State: Monday, June 13, 9 p.m., ABC

Game 6*, Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City/Golden State: Thursday, June 16, 9 p.m., ABC

Game 7*, Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City/Golden State: Sunday, June 19, 8 p.m., ABC

Note: * Denotes if necessary


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