The Celtics, sans Kyrie Irving, are the clear underdog in the NBA’s Final Four but with Brad Stevens steering the Boston ship anything seems possible right now … even beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs went 2-1 against the Celtics in the regular season but two of those games took place before Cleveland shook things up at the NBA trade deadline and the last game – a clear-cut Cleveland victory – took place on Feb. 11.
The Celtics took down the Bucks in the first round and slammed the 76ers in the semi-finals. The Cavs also went seven games in the first round, with the Pacers, but had a much easier time in Round 2 against the Raptors.
Here is a look at the schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals.
Game 1: Sunday, May 13 at Boston (3:30 p.m., ABC)
Game 2: Tuesday, May 15 at Boston (8:30 p.m., ESPN)
Game 3: Saturday, May 19 at Cleveland (8:30 p.m., ESPN)
Game 4: Monday, May 21 at Cleveland (8:30 p.m., ESPN)
Game 5: Wednesday, May 23 at Boston (8:30 p.m., ESPN)*
Game 6: Friday, May 25 at Cleveland (8:30 p.m., ESPN)*
Game 7: Sunday, May 27 at Boston (8:30 p.m., ESPN)*
The winner of the Eastern Conference Finals will face either the Houston Rockets or Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, which are slated to start on May 31.