2016 NBA Finals TV schedule, start time (Thunder, Cavaliers, Warriors, Raptors)

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A look at the schedule for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and a look ahead to the 2016 NBA Finals. All start times Eastern Standard.


The NBA Finals schedule has changed drastically from recent years when it mainly stuck to a Thursday-Sunday-Tuesday format. The NBA says it made the change so that the Finals schedule includes at least two days in between all games "in which travel is necessary."


Wednesday, May 25


Raptors at Cavaliers - Game 5 (8:30 p.m., ESPN)


Thursday, May 26

Thunder at Warriors - Game 5 (9 p.m., TNT)

Friday, May 27

Cavaliers at Raptors - Game 6 (8:30 p.m., ESPN)

Saturday, May 28

Warriors at Thunder - Game 6 (9 p.m., TNT)

Sunday, May 29

Raptors at Cavaliers - Game 7 (8:30 p.m., ESPN)

Monday, May 30

Oklahoma City at Warriors - Game 7 (9 p.m., TNT)

Thursday, June 2

NBA Finals Game 1 (9 p.m., ABC)

Sunday, June 5

NBA Finals Game 2 (8 p.m., ABC)

Wednesday, June 8

NBA Finals Game 3 (9 p.m., ABC)

Friday, June 10

NBA Finals Game 4 (9 p.m., ABC)

Monday, June 13

NBA Finals Game 5 (9 p.m., ABC)

Thursday, June 16

NBA Finals Game 6 (9 p.m., ABC)

Sunday, June 19

NBA Finals Game 7 (8 p.m., ABC)

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