The NBA live TV and online coverage for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals will get underway on May 19th and both series’ should be great! The West will get things rolling when the Houston Rockets take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday evening followed by Cleveland and Atlanta kicking off their best-of-seven series on Wednesday, May 20th.
When it comes to who Las Vegas odds makers believe will be in the Finals, one team stands out above the rest and that’s Golden State. The Warriors had the best record in the NBA in 2014-15 and they boast the league’s MVP in Seth Curry, but don’t sell the Rockets short.
Houston is playing with “house money” from here on out! In other words, no one believed they could come back from a 3-1 deficit vs. the LA Clippers last week, yet they won the final 3 games and pulled off the series win. Now they are once again embracing the “David roll” vs Goliath Golden State, but don’t be shocked if Houston makes this a series.
Vegas books have Golden State listed as a huge favorite to win the series at -850, with the come back on Houston set at +590.
In the East Atlanta may be the No. 1 seed, but Cleveland is the team many Vegas experts are predicting to head to the NBA Finals. If the Cavs win the NBA Title this season, then the real MVP of the league has to be LeBron James. Cleveland is without Kevin Love and playing with a banged up Kyrie Irving, yet the Finals and a possible championship ring are not out of reach.
Cleveland is listed as a -240 series favorite vs Atlanta with the come back set at +180 on the Hawks. Hopefully fans will be treated to some great conference finals basketball!
All of the upcoming games will be aired on TNT and ESPN nationwide and will also be available for viewers on the go online through Watch ESPN and TNTdrama.com. Below is a glance at the complete upcoming schedules, start times and odds for each game. Game odds for future games will be added as the series’ move on.
Eastern Conference Finals
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS vs. ATLANTA HAWKS
Game 1: Cleveland at Atlanta (PICK) — Wed. May 20 8:30 p.m. TNT
Game 2: Cleveland at Atlanta (-2) — Fri. May 22 8:30 p.m. TNT
Game 3: Atlanta at Cleveland — Sun. May 24 8:30 p.m. TNT
Game 4: Atlanta at Cleveland — Tue. May 26 8:30 p.m. TNT
Game 5*: Cleveland at Atlanta — Thu. May 28 8:30 p.m. TNT
Game 6*: Atlanta at Cleveland — Sat. May 30 8:30 p.m. TNT
Game 7*: Cleveland at Atlanta — Mon. June 1 8:30 p.m. TNT
Western Conference Finals
HOUSTON ROCKETS vs. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Game 1: Houston at Golden State (-10) — Tue. May 19 9 p.m. ESPN/Watch ESPN
Game 2: Houston at Golden State (9.5) — Thu. May 21 9 p.m. ESPN
Game 3: Golden State at Houston — Sat. May 23 9 p.m. ESPN
Game 4: Golden State at Houston — Mon. May 25 9 p.m. ESPN
Game 5*: Houston at Golden State — Wed. May 27 9 p.m. ESPN
Game 6*: Golden State at Houston — Fri. May 29 9 p.m. ESPN
Game 7*: Houston at Golden State — Sun. May 31 9 p.m. ESPN