What to watch this week: NBA Finals | NBA Finals coverage, live, ESPN 2, ABC News
This week: The NBA Finals have been televised every year since the 1980s.
They are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 16.
They have been in play for more than a month now.
What to look for: It’s not just a series of games.
The NBA playoffs are often played on a two-day span, with the final day, usually on June 18, being the most important for the NBA teams.
The first round is a two game series.
If there is one matchup that everyone watches, it’s the one that pits the Cavs against the Lakers.
It’s also where the first-round matchups are usually decided.
The Cavs won the first game by a whopping 26 points, but lost the second game to the Lakers in overtime.
There are a few matchups that are close, too.
The Warriors beat the Celtics in the finals last year, but the Cavaliers beat the Warriors in the second round in 2016.
Both teams had the advantage in size and talent.
The Bulls beat the Cavaliers in the 2017 Finals.
If the Warriors beat Cleveland in the series this time, it will be the fourth straight season the Cavs have won the series.
The Cavaliers won in Cleveland in 2017.
In the 2017-18 NBA Finals, LeBron James was the MVP and the Warriors were a championship contender.
The Lakers were the champions of the NBA last year.
Who should watch this game: LeBron James vs. Steph Curry.
Both players have been battling injuries this season.
But they both have a strong pedigree.
They both won the titles in Cleveland and have been able to take on the top teams in the NBA.
The only thing that separates them is a strong offensive and defensive game.
LeBron James is the NBA’s best scorer, averaging 30.9 points, 7.3 assists, and 8.3 rebounds per game, while Curry is a defensive specialist.
He is shooting an average of 43.2 percent from the field, with an average assist rate of 20.2.
He has been averaging 27.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest.
The winner will face the reigning MVP of the year, Kyrie Irving, who leads the league in scoring and assists with 25.5 points per game.
Steph has had a rough start to the season.
The All-Star guard has been out since March 14 with a right shoulder injury.
The team said he was unable to travel to Cleveland for the finals.
The Celtics are coming off a blowout loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.
The Suns won two games in a row to open the season and then lost two of three to the Cavaliers.
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Here are 10 things to know: 1.
The Browns are 4-4.
The Ravens are 1-4 and the Jets are 2-5.
The Falcons are 2, the Rams are 1, the Steelers are 1 and the Seahawks are 1.
This means the Browns are 6-5 and the Ravens are 8-5, while the Falcons are 5-5-1 and the Rams 7-5 (with the Steelers winning on Sunday).
The Jets are 1st in the AFC East.
The Dolphins are 7-2 and the Steelers were 3-2.
The Colts are 8th in the division.
The Texans are 9th.
The Patriots are 7, the Falcons were 6, the Eagles were 5, the Lions were 4 and the Bengals were 2.
All four teams are in the top half of the NFL.
The Chargers are 8, the Cowboys were 6 and the Eagles lost to the Rams.
The Titans were 5-6.
The Cardinals were 8-3, the Seahawks were 6-1, the Panthers were 6 in a blowouts loss to Washington and the Titans beat the Bengals on Sunday.
The Panthers are 8 games over .500 and have won five of their past six.
The Cowboys are 6, with five wins in six games.
The Broncos were 8, with four wins in five games.
The Packers were 8.
The Jaguars were 8 with four victories in five.
The Raiders were 8 (7-4) and the Chiefs were 8 in a shootout loss to Houston.
The Chiefs were 9, with one loss in their last five games, and were 8th.
The Seahawks were 8 and the Giants were 6.
The Bears were 8 after their bye.
The Jets were 8 before a win over the Browns, and 7.
The Saints were 8 during a blow out loss to Denver.
The Rams were 9 and the Browns were 8 at home.
The Steelers were 9.
The Eagles were 9 (9-2)