The NBA Finals 2024 are set to begin on Thursday, June 1, 2024. The two top-performing teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences will go head-to-head in a best-of-seven series to determine the champion.
2024 NBA Finals Schedule
While the exact schedule is subject to change, the NBA Finals typically follow a 2-2-1-1-1 format. This means that the first two games are played at the higher seed’s home court, followed by two games at the lower seed’s home court. If necessary, the remaining games alternate between the two home courts. The exact dates for each game will be announced once the participating teams are determined.
Here is the 2024 NBA finals schedule, including date, matchup, start time, TV channel, and venues:
|DATE||GAME||MATCHUP||TIME (ET)||TV Channel||VENUE|
|Thursday, June 1||1||TBD||8:30 PM||ABC, ESPN Deportes||TBD|
|Sunday, June 4||2||TBD||8:00 PM||ABC, ESPN Deportes||TBD|
|Wednesday, June 7||3||TBD||8:30 PM||ABC, ESPN Deportes||TBD|
|Friday, June 9||4||TBD||8:30 PM||ABC, ESPN Deportes||TBD|
|Monday, June 12||5*||TBD||8:30 PM||ABC, ESPN Deportes||TBD|
|Thursday, June 15||6*||TBD||8:30 PM||ABC, ESPN Deportes||TBD|
|Sunday, June 18||7*||TBD||8:00 PM||ABC, ESPN Deportes||TBD|
How many games in the NBA Finals are there?
The NBA Finals consist of a best-of-seven series, meaning a team must win four games to secure the championship. This format allows for a maximum of seven games, but the series can end earlier if a team reaches four wins in fewer games.
What channel is the NBA Finals on?
ABC is the official broadcaster of NBA Finals 2022. You need to tune in to ABC Channel before the games. If your TV provider already has ABC, you are lucky otherwise, you have to contact them for the ABC channel or upgrade your subscription has ABC TV.
How to Watch NBA Finals live stream Online?
You can watch the NBA Finals 2024 live stream online through ABC Go, provided your TV provider credentials. If not, you can rely on various live TV streaming services.
Below is a list of some top-rated TV streaming services that include ABC in their channel lineup, allowing you to catch the NBA Finals without a traditional cable connection:
- Hulu + Live TV
- YouTube TV
- Sling TV (Orange)
- DirecTV Stream
Remember that the availability of these services and their channel offerings may vary depending on your location. Be sure to verify that ABC is included in the package before subscribing.
Some streaming services even offer a 7-day free trial option, such as FuboTV. It offers new users 7-day free access to try their service.
How does the 2024 NBA Finals system work?
The 2024 NBA Finals system is expected to remain consistent with previous years. The playoffs will feature 16 teams, eight from each conference (Eastern and Western).
Each conference will go through four rounds, each being a best-of-seven series. The team with the better regular-season record will have home-court advantage in each series.
The first round, the Conference Quarterfinals, involves matchups based on regular-season rankings. The top seed faces the eighth seed, the second seed plays the seventh seed, and so on.
The winners of these matchups advance to the Conference Semifinals, followed by the Conference Finals, and ultimately, the NBA Finals, where the Eastern and Western Conference champions compete for the title.
Who won the 2022 NBA finals?
The Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, clinching the series with a 4-2 outcome.
The decisive game took place at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 16, 2022, where the Warriors triumphed with a 103-90 score.