The Toronto Raptors will be out to win their first NBA championship when they take on the Golden State Warriors. Here you can find the entire series schedule, with all times and dates listed in Australian so you won’t miss a moment.
The Raptors have never qualified for an NBA finals series, but will be right up against it this time around as they get set to do battle with the juggernaut that is the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors have made five straight finals series and have had the advantage of over a week off since they finished a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.
On the other hand, the Raptors needed six games to shut down the Milwaukee Bucks after earlier taking out the second-best record in the NBA at the end of the regular season, which was enough to give them home court advantage for the finals series.
Game 1 of the series will be played on Friday, May 31, with tip-off scheduled for 11am (AEST) at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
|1||Fri May 31||11am||Toronto Raptors||Golden State Warriors||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto|
|2||Mon Jun 3||10am||Toronto Raptors||Golden State Warriors||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto|
|3||Thu Jun 6||11am||Golden State Warriors||Toronto Raptors||Oracle Arena, Oakland|
|4||Sat Jun 8||11am||Golden State Warriors||Toronto Raptors||Oracle Arena, Oakland|
|5*||Tue Jun 11||11am||Toronto Raptors||Golden State Warriors||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto|
|6*||Fri Jun 14||11am||Golden State Warriors||Toronto Raptors||Oracle Arena, Oakland|
|7*||Mon Jun 17||10am||Toronto Raptors||Golden State Warriors||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto|
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The NBA Finals see the winner of the western conference take on the winner of the eastern conference in a seven-game series to determine the NBA champions.
The series will be played in a best of seven format, with the higher-ranked side – in this case the Toronto Raptors thanks to their superior head-to-head record during the regular season – taking home court advantage in Games 1, 2, 5 and 7.
The Warriors will play at home in the other three games.
Once a team has won four games, the series will be over and the remaining games not played.