The NBA Finals are finally here, with two Powerhouses facing off with each other. The two teams are: Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat and Lebron James with the Los Angeles Lakers. The first game is set to today, September 30, 6:00 pm!
The first game will be played at AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Fla., where the league first restarted after the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be a best-of-seven game series, and there will be a game every other day with the exception being between games 4 and 5, where the two teams will get a two-day break. The schedule is listed below.
Both teams worked extremely hard to get to the playoffs, with the Lakers having to beat the Nuggets and the Heat having to beat the Celtics before finally being able to play in the long-awaited 2020 NBA playoffs, which many doubted would even happen. But it’s here. The Lakers are chasing their 17th franchise title, and the Heat their 4th, the last two coming from the help of Lebron James.
Wow. A very exciting event for basketball fans around the world. If you plan on watching the show, many TV channels will be displaying it, including ESPN and TNT, but the game will also be streamed live on Youtube. However, be warned, the game will last around 2.5 hours, but many people say that it is definitely worth it.
Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30: Miami Heat at L.A. Lakers, 9 ET
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 2: Miami Heat at L.A. Lakers, 9 ET
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 4: L.A. Lakers at Miami Heat, 7:30 ET
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 6: L.A. Lakers at Miami Heat, 9 ET
Game 5*: Friday, Oct. 9: Miami Heat at L.A. Lakers, 9 ET
Game 6*: Sunday, Oct. 11: L.A. Lakers at Miami Heat, 7:30 ET
Game 7*: Tuesday, Oct. 13: Miami Heat at L.A. Lakers, 9 ET
* = if necessary