With the second round behind us, the NBA conference finals are upon us. Since no team played more than five games in the second round; there was a few days off for the four teams remaining.
NBA Conference Playoffs – Eastern Conference
So in the Eastern Conference, we have the Boston Celtics hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight year. Although these teams have played each other many times; the Celtics have faced a lot of adversity this year. In the first game of the season, they lost Gordon Hayward. Also, in April the team lost Kyrie Irving. Many critics didn’t have this team getting past the Philadelphia 76ers, but they eliminated the 76ers in five games.
Now, the Celtics will face off against a different looking Cavaliers team. However, LeBron James has been lights out and carrying his team throughout the playoffs.
So, the schedule in the Eastern Conference is as follows:
- Game 1 is on Sunday, May 13th and the Celtics will host the Cavaliers at 3:30 p.m.
- Game 2 is on Tuesday, May 15th and the Celtics will host the Cavaliers at 8:30 p.m.
- For Game 3, the Cavaliers will host the Celtics on Saturday, May 19th at 8:30 p.m.
- Game 4 will be in Cleveland as the Cavaliers host the Celtics on Monday, May 21st at 8:30 p.m.
- If needed, Game 5 will be back in Boston on May 23rd at 8:30 p.m.
- If needed, Game 6 will be in Cleveland on May 25th at 8:30 p.m.
- Finally, if the series goes the distance, Game 7 will be in Boston on May 27th at 8:30 p.m.
NBA Conference Playoffs – Western Conference
In the Western Conference finals, we have the Houston Rockets hosting the Golden State Warriors. The schedule for the Western Conference finals is:
- Game 1 will be on Monday, May 14th and the Rockets will host the Warriors at 9:00 p.m.
- Game 2 will be on Wednesday, May 16th and the Rockets will host the Warriors at 9:00 p.m.
- For Game 3, the Warriors will host the Rockets on Sunday, May 20th at 8:00 p.m.
- Game 4 will be on Tuesday, May 22nd and the Warriors will host the Rockets at 9:00 p.m.
- If needed, Game 5 will be back in Houston on Thursday, May 24th at 9:00 p.m.
- If needed, for Game 6 will be in California on Saturday, May 26th at 9:00 p.m.
- Finally, if this series goes the distance, Game 7 will be in Houston on May 28th at 9:00 p.m.
NBA Conference Predictions
With key injuries for the Boston Celtics, will the Cleveland Cavaliers continue its dominance in the playoffs? Although Cleveland is the favorite, anything can happen in the playoffs.
And, in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors is expected to win. In summary, are we going to see a rematch in the finals of the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers?
As always, I welcome your comments.