NBA Finals 2023 Dates

The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA), which constitutes the face off between the Eastern Conference champion and the Western Conference champion to hold the NBA championship title. The NBA Finals is a best-of-seven format that usually takes place in June.


NBA Finals 2023 Dates and Times


GamesDatesTimingsVenue
Game 1June 1Thu, 8:30 p.m. ET TBD
Game 2June 4Sun., 8:00 p.m. ET TBD
Game 3June 7Wed., 8:30 p.m. ET TBD
Game 4June 9Fri., 8:30 p.m. ET TBD
Game 5June 12 Mon., 8:30 p.m. ET TBD
Game 6June 15Thu, 8:30 p.m. ET TBD
Game 7June 18Sun., 8:00 p.m. ET TBD


The NBA Finals is a best-of-seven playoff series played between the winners of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. The series is played in a 2-2-1-1-1 format, which means that the team with home-court advantage hosts the first two games, the opponent hosts the next two games, and then the series alternates between the two teams for the final three games if necessary.


The team with the better regular season record gets home-court advantage in the Finals. If both teams have the same regular season record, the tiebreaker rules are applied to determine which team gets home-court advantage.


How to watch the 2023 NBA Finals


ESPN: ESPN is a sports network that broadcasts many of the NBA playoff games. If you have a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN, you can watch the games on TV or stream them through the ESPN app or website.


NBA League Pass: By signing up for the NBA League pass, you can stream the live NBA playoffs matches on your device. Additionally, you can access replays, highlights, and other NBA content.


ABC: ABC also broadcasts select NBA playoff games. All that you need is a TV antenna or a cable or satellite subscription that includes ABC.


Sling TV: Sling TV is an online streaming service that offers live TV channels. You can buy the Sling Orange package and enjoy watching the NBA playoffs games.


Hulu Live TV: Hulu Live TV is another online streaming service that offers live TV channels. You can watch NBA playoffs games on Hulu Live TV by subscribing to the Hulu with Live TV package.


YouTube TV: You can watch NBA playoffs games on YouTube TV by subscribing to their service.


NBA Finals 2022



The NBA Finals of 2022 saw a competitive matchup between the Golden State Warriors, representing the Western Conference, and the Boston Celtics, representing the Eastern Conference. After a hard-fought series, the Warriors emerged as champions, winning the series 4-2. This victory marked the sixth NBA championship title in the history of the Golden State Warriors franchise and Warriors’ Steph Curry became the NBA Finals MVP.


  • In the opening game of the NBA Finals, Boston Celtics' Al Horford scored an impressive 26 points, which included a career-best six 3-pointers. With the game in the balance, the Celtics mounted a remarkable comeback in the fourth quarter, going on a 17-0 run to overcome the Golden State Warriors.


  • In a Game 5 victory, the Golden State Warriors' star player Stephen Curry saw his NBA-best streak of 233 consecutive games with at least one made 3-pointer come to an end.


  • The Golden State Warriors have secured their fourth NBA championship in a span of eight years after defeating the Boston Celtics.


Game 1Celtics- 120Warriors- 108
Game 2Warriors- 197Celtics-88
Game 3Celtics- 116Warriors- 100
Game 4Warriors- 107Celtics- 97
Game 5Warriors- 104Celtics- 94
Game 6Warriors- 103Celtics- 90


FAQs

Q. What month does the NBA Finals start?

A. The NBA Finals usually start in early June and last till mid June, being the culmination of the regular NBA season.

Q. How many periods are in the NBA Finals?

A. The NBA finals, or any other regular NBA game, has four periods, which are also referred to as quarters. Each period lasts for 12 minutes, making the total game time 48 minutes.

Q. What is the longest NBA Finals streak?

A. The longest NBA Finals streak belongs to the Boston Celtics, who reached the NBA Finals 10 consecutive times from 1957 to 1966. During this period, the Celtics won nine NBA championships, including eight in a row from 1959 to 1966.

Q. What is the NBA trophy called?

A. The NBA championship trophy is called the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy, named after former NBA commissioner Larry O'Brien, who served from 1975 to 1984.
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