It’s been three weeks since the NBA Finals started, and the season has officially begun.
The NBA Finals are already shaping up as one of the biggest events in basketball history, with the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers leading the way, while the rest of the league is still trying to get their feet under them.
Here’s a look at what you need to know this weekend in the NBA:NBA Finals start on Sunday, March 10, with a rematch between the Golden States and the Cleveland Cavaliers, which will kick off at 1:30 p.m.
(ET) in Charlotte, North Carolina.
(Full schedule)Here are the first four games of the 2020 Finals:The Warriors and Cavaliers will meet in the 2017 NBA Finals, with Cleveland taking on Golden State on Monday, March 11.
Warriors-Cavaliers (Wednesday, March 12)The Cleveland Cavaliers are the reigning champions of the NBA, but they have been without Stephen Curry for most of the season due to an injury.
Golden State’s Steph Curry will be playing in his final NBA season, and he’s been battling injuries all year.
The Warriors and Cavs will be facing off again in the 2021 NBA Finals at 7 p.l.m., when they’ll face off in a second-round game.
Curry is not expected to play, and there’s no guarantee that he will be able to return in time to play against the Warriors, who are currently in a playoff chase.
Cavs-Warriors (Tuesday, March 13)The Warriors have been in a bit of a rough spot this season.
They’ve been tied with the Cavaliers for the best record in the Western Conference, and they have a lot of talent, including MVP Stephen Curry.
But they’ve also been in the middle of a slump.
They’re one of just six teams to start the season 0-4, and that’s a mark that’s now been surpassed.
The Cavaliers will be looking to get back to winning ways.
Curry will likely be playing his final season.
Warriors-Spurs (Wednesday at 8 p.h.
ET) The Warriors will be starting a season-long four-game road trip on Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets, a team they’ll be playing for the third time this season, this time in Brooklyn.
The Nets are still without DeMar DeRozan, who was diagnosed with a concussion.
They’ll be hoping that DeRuzan will return for their game, but the Warriors will still be without their star player.
Spurs-Bulls (Thursday, March 14) If they win the series, the Warriors and Spurs will be the last two teams in the West to make the playoffs.
The Spurs will play the Clippers on Thursday, March 15, and play a road game against the Mavericks on Saturday, March 17.
Bulls-Heat (Friday, March 16) Miami is one of three teams with the same record as the Warriors this season and has lost six straight, including three straight by a combined score of 112-97.
The Heat have also lost four of their last five games, including a 112-92 loss to the Warriors last week.
Miami will play two of its last three games on the road, but a road trip to Cleveland in the 2019 NBA Finals would be the most logical time for the Heat to finally get back on track.
Heat-Warrior (Saturday, March 18) After losing three straight to the Cavaliers, the Heat will be traveling to Cleveland for a rematch of the 2017 Finals.
This time, the Cavaliers will have a new coach, Dwane Casey, and will be without the services of LeBron James, who is currently sidelined with a back injury.
Miami won the 2017 title after beating the Cavaliers in six games.
Wizards-Bucks (Sunday, March 19) This will be a rematch in the 2018 NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Washington Wizards.
The Wizards will have Kevin Durant and Paul George on the roster for this game.
Durant and George will be back, and Kevin Love will also be back from his injury.
Washington won the series by a final score of 115-98.
Bucks-Wizards (Monday, March 20) It’ll be a home-and-home between the Washington and Milwaukee teams for the first time in three years.
The Bucks and Wizards will face off on Sunday for the fifth time this year, and it will be their third time in the series.
The game will be played at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN.
Lakers-Baron Davis (Tuesday night at 7:30 ET)The Lakers will be heading to Milwaukee to play the Bucks in the second of back-to-back games, which would be their sixth time playing the Bucks this season after the Warriors won the first of back to back games in 2017.