The NBA Finals will begin on Thursday, June 2, and that date is set in gold. Right now, there are four teams in the public eye with two of them headed to those Finals. In the West is the Golden State Warriors (GSW) vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC), and Game 1 of that series was played Monday with the Thunder over the Warriors at 108-102. In the East is the Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE) vs. the Toronto Raptors (TOR), with that game happening tonight. This is the latest news about the NBA Playoffs 2016 Schedule for Eastern and Western Conference Finals, with how to Livestream, along with TV Channels.
As stated before, tonight (that is, Tuesday, May 17, 2016) will be Game 1 of the East with the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Toronto Raptors starting at 8:30 PM Eastern Time on ESPN. More information on how to live stream the event can be found on the ESPN site, and you can also check on NBA-Stream.
Tonight's game should be quite good with Cleveland blasting through the Detroit Pistons in the first round and then the Atlanta Hawks in the second round. With LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love, all healthy, it should be quite interesting to see the big three go against the Raptors, who had to play all seven of their round games. The Raptors stars of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have struggled with their shooting in the postseason, according to the MNR Daily. However, the Raptors have beaten the Cavs in two of three games played.
As for the Western side, Game 2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Golden State Warriors will begin on Wednesday, May 18, at 9:00 PM Eastern time on TNT. According to the TNT Live streaming schedule, it appears that the tip-off will be at 8 PM, then the game at 9 PM then followed by an Inside the NBA at 11:30.
Game 2 should be pretty exciting as the Warriors are going to need to "break a sweat" to win it. There is a an NBA video that talks about this, and how more will need to be done from the Warriors if they want to at least even it up with the Thunder.
For those that wish to live stream all of the Championship games, you might want to pick up an NBA League Pass to receive exclusive live audio available throughout the playoffs and finals. There have been media blackouts on certain games, but more information on the League Pass can be found here.
More information can be found on the schedule for the conference on the NBA Playoffs site. Looking ahead, Game 3 with OKC and GSW will be on TNT at 8 PM ET on Sunday, May 22, with Game 4 scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 at 9 PM ET, also on TNT. As for the East with CLE vs. TOR, Game 2 is on Thursday, May 19 at 8:30 PM on ESPN, Game 3 is on Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 PM on ESPN and Game 4 is on Monday, May 23, also at 8:30 PM on ESPN.
We at the Gospel Herald will keep you covered if more than four games are required. So keep coming back for all the news on the Western and Eastern Conference finals.