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NBA Finals Preview: TV, Time, and How To Watch

The 2022 NBA Finals is just about here and we have the details as the Boston Celtics prepare to take on the Golden State Warriors.

The table is set. The NBA Finals. T̶h̶e̶ ̶L̶o̶s̶ ̶A̶n̶g̶e̶l̶e̶s̶ ̶L̶a̶k̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶v̶s̶.̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶B̶r̶o̶o̶k̶l̶y̶n̶ ̶N̶e̶t̶s̶. The Golden State Warriors vs. The Boston Celtics. Chris Mullen versus Larry Bird. Sorry. My brain keeps doing that. Stephen Curry versus Jayson Tatum. Are we on that graphic yet? Anyway, both of these teams are much bigger than their two stars, so that "Magic vs. Bird" thing doesn't play in today's NBA, anyway.

Time and Dates

Something to note: There are at least two off days before every game, except game 4. 

Schedule

DateGameMatchupTimeNational TV

June 2

Game 1

Celtics @ Warriors

9 p.m.

ABC

June 5

Game 2

Celtics @ Warriors

8 p.m.

ABC

June 8

Game 3

Warriors @ Celtics

9 p.m.

ABC

June 10

Game 4

Warriors @ Celtics

9 p.m.

ABC

June 13

Game 5*

Celtics @ Warriors

9 p.m.

ABC

June 16

Game 6*

Warriors @ Celtics

9 p.m.

ABC

June 19

Game 7*

Celtics @ Warriors

9 p.m.

ABC

* if necessary

How To Watch Or Stream

ABC is a Disney-owned channel. You can download one of the many streaming cable packages via Sling, YoutubeTV, Hulu live, etc. You can go full dinosaur by hooking up a TV antenna via Over-the-Air (OTA) TV to get ABC. Sling is $35 a month and by paying for only one month you can watch all the NBA Finals. This is what I tend to do as a cord-cutter, and it isn't perfect. It's certainly better than paying for cable again, though. The cost of changes and watching one of the better NBA Finals matchups in recent years.