The NBA announced the schedule for The Finals on Tuesday while waiting for the result of the Eastern Conference finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors.
The winner in the East will face the Golden State Warriors. They earned their fifth consecutive trip to The Finals after completing a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.
|May 30||1||Bucks/Raptors||Warriors||9:00 p.m.||ABC|
|June 2||2||Bucks/Raptors||Warriors||8:00 p.m.||ABC|
|June 5||3||Warriors||Bucks/Raptors||9:00 p.m.||ABC|
|June 7||4||Warriors||Bucks/Raptors||9:00 p.m.||ABC|
|June 10||5*||Bucks/Raptors||Warriors||9:00 p.m.||ABC|
|June 13||6*||Warriors||Bucks/Raptors||9:00 p.m.||ABC|
|June 16||7*||Bucks/Raptors||Warriors||8:00 p.m.||ABC|
* If necessary
The Bucks hold a 2-1 lead over the Raptors ahead of Tuesday's Game 4 in Toronto. Milwaukee can advance to its first NBA Finals since 1974. Meanwhile, the Raptors can secure a trip to their first-ever finals if they're able to overcome a 2-0 series deficit.
Regardless of their opponent, the Warriors will start The Finals on the road for the first time during their five-year stretch of reaching the championship round. They've won three of the last four championships, facing off against the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in four consecutive seasons.