NBA releases schedule for Cavs-Warriors III

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For seven months, the NBA season has been building toward the third consecutive Finals meeting between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The Cavs' Game 5 romp over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night clinched it.

Shortly after the unprecedented, highly anticipated re-rematch was booked, the NBA released the schedule for the series. We'll have to wait almost a week to get the goods. The Finals will tip off June 1.

Game Home Away Date Start TV
1 Warriors Cavaliers Thu, June 1 9 p.m. ET ABC
2 Warriors Cavaliers Sun, June 4 8 p.m. ET ABC
3 Cavaliers Warriors Wed, June 7 9 p.m. ET ABC
4 Cavaliers Warriors Fri, June 9 9 p.m. ET ABC
5* Warriors Cavaliers Mon, June 12 9 p.m. ET ABC
6* Cavaliers Warriors Thu, June 15 9 p.m. ET ABC
7* Warriors Cavaliers Sun, June 18 8 p.m. ET ABC

* If necessary

As if these teams weren't getting enough rest after making mincemeat of their respective conferences (the Warriors are 12-0 in the postseason, the Cavs 12-1), only once during the series will they play after a single day of rest. All the other games will be separated by at least two days.

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