NBA Western Conference Finals 2024: Dates, schedule and more

NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks
NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks

The 2023-24 NBA season is entering its finals, with each conference soon hosting its Conference finals games. The Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference have already secured a conference finals spot by winning the series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

However, opponents for the Mavericks are yet to be decided as the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets have yet to play a Game 7 to know their fat. Both teams will clash on Sunday to decide who will face the Mavericks in the Western Conference finals. For now, let us take a look at the dates, schedule, and more for the upcoming once-in-a-year event of the NBA.

NBA Western Conference Finals 2024: Dates & Schedule

The 2023-24 NBA Western Conference Finals will start on Wednesday, May 22. The Mavericks will face the team that wins in Game 7 between the Wolves and the Nuggets in a best-of-seven series. The Western Conference winner will then go on to play a best-of-seven series against the Eastern Conference winner for the prestigious NBA championship.

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If one team can win four games in a row, the finals will end on Tuesday, May 28. However, if it is a neck-to-neck competition and a Game 7 is forced, the finals will end on Monday, June 3.

Here is a full schedule of the upcoming series:

Game 1
Wednesday, May 22
8:30 PM ET
Game 2 Friday, May 248:30 PM ET
Game 3Sunday, May 26 8:30 PM ET
Game 4Tuesday, May 288:30 PM ET
Game 5Thursday, May 308:30 PM ET
Game 6Saturday, June 18:30 PM ET
Game 7Monday, June 38:30 PM ET

Games 1, 2, 5, and 7 are away games for the Mavericks and will be played in the home arena of the winner between the Nuggets and Wolves game on Sunday. Games 3, 4, and 6 will be played in the American Airlines Center, Dallas. Home-court advantages matter a lot in important games such as the Western Conference finals, as teams often win those games because of the supportive atmosphere.

Where to watch the NBA Western Conference Finals 2024?

The Western Conference finals will be telecasted nationwide and will be available to watch on TNT. Additionally, a live stream of games will also be streamed for the NBA league pass subscribers.

Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets playoffs head-to-head stats

The Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets have not faced each other ever in the Western Conference finals. However, the two teams have faced each other in the playoffs two different times. In 1988 the Mavs swept the Nuggets, winning the series with a 4-2 record.

The next time they faced each other was in 2009 and this time Denver had the upper hand. The Nuggets crushed the Mavs to get an easy with a 4-1 record. So, if the Nuggets are the victorious ones on Sunday, it will be the third time these teams will face each other in the playoffs.

Dallas Mavericks vs Minnesota Timberwolves playoffs head-to-head stats

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks have faced each other only once in the NBA playoffs. The two teams went against each other in 2002 when the playoffs series were best-of-five instead of best-of-seven. The Mavericks were able to glide past on to the next round with a 3-0 record.

If the Wolves win on Sunday, this will be the first time they will face the Mavericks ever since the format change for playoffs.

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