NBA Finals 2023 schedule: Nuggets vs. Heat dates, start times, TV channel and more for playoff series

NBA Playoffs Series 2023

After 32 weeks of basketball, only two teams remain in contention for the NBA title.

Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets will face Jimmy Butler and the Heat in the 2023 NBA Finals. Denver is seeking its first championship in franchise history, while Miami is seeking its fourth championship.

As the Western Conference No. 1, Denver enjoyed streaks of victories over the 8-seeded Timberwolves and 4-seeded Suns en route to the Finals before defeating the 7-seeded Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.

Miami shocked the basketball world by reaching the finals No. 8, becoming the first team to do so since the Knicks in 1999. They upset the Bucks and Knicks before defeating the Celtics in a thrilling seven-game Eastern Conference Finals series.

Now the two teams are fighting for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Nuggets vs. Heat in the 2023 NBA Finals:

NBA Playoffs Series 2023

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2023 NBA Finals schedule

Game 1 between Denver and Miami is scheduled for Thursday, June 1st. Depending on the length of the streak, the 2022-23 NBA champion will be crowned sometime between June 9 and June 18.

Thanks to their better regular-season record, the Nuggets secured home field advantage in the series. They will host Games 1 and 2 before the Heat host Games 3 and 4. If needed, Games 5 and 7 will be played in Denver while Game 6 will be played in Miami.

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Here’s the full schedule for the 2023 NBA Finals:

(All times East)

DateGameMatchTimeNational TV
June 1stgame 1Heat in nuggets8:30 p.mABC
June 4thgame 2Heat in nuggets8 p.mABC
June 7thgame 3Nuggets at Heat8:30 p.mABC
June 9thgame 4Nuggets at Heat8:30 p.mABC
12th of JuneGame 5*Heat in nuggets8:30 p.mABC
15th JuneGame 6*Nuggets at Heat8:30 p.mABC
18th of JuneGame 7*Heat in nuggets8 p.mABC

How to Watch NBA Finals: TV Channel, Live Stream

  • TV channel: ABC
  • Live streams: Sling TV

NBA fans in the United States can watch the NBA Finals on ABC. For cord cutters, Sling TV also offers a live streaming option.

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