2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
67-15, 1st in Pacific
Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports
48mDave McMenamin

LeBron eyes another Finals 'challenge' vs. GS

LeBron James knows he and the Cavaliers will face a challenge in the NBA Finals from the Warriors. But James has faced tough tests before in his postseason career.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Last year's NBA Finals saw Kyrie Irving hold the edge over Steph Curry in a handful of notable statistical categories. So far this postseason, Curry is averaging 28.6 PPG with a field goal percentage of 50.2 compared to Irving's 24.5 PPG on 46.6 percent shooting.

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
8hKevin Pelton

Steph Curry made a bad 3 the most important shot in the NBA

The pull-up 3 isn't the most efficient shot, but MVP candidates like Steph Curry and James Harden have made it the defining shot in the modern NBA. Kevin Pelton shows why it's impossible to guard and how it's fueling the league's best offenses.

ESPN Stats and Information  

In the last 20 years, there has been a difference in days of rest before the Finals of at least three days nine times. The more-rested team in these situations has a 5-4 series record, including the Cavaliers' win last season (five days to the Warriors' two).

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
23hDave McMenamin

Love: Cavs' underdog label 'funny to me'

Kevin Love took exception to the idea that the Cavs are heavy underdogs against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, noting that the Cavs enter the series as the defending champions.

Warriors y Cavaliers, de vuelta a la Final (1:20)
Love on Green: He has us next Thursday (1:13)
Davis ranks LeBron ahead of KD and Curry (2:34)
Brown compares his 'full-circle' career to Lion King (0:56)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cavs' and Warriors' offenses have been tough to slow down in this year's playoffs. Golden State has averaged more points per game, but Cleveland has the edge in efficiency.

What makes Durant a superstar? (1:52)
Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports
1dMicah Adams

Is Cavs-Warriors Round 3 the most star-studded Finals ever?

For only the third time, the NBA Finals will feature seven players who made the All-Star team in the same season. So, is Cavs-Warriors the most starry Finals matchup ever? Micah Adams ranks the top 10.

Cavs, Warriors trilogy won't disappoint (3:39)
The Dubs' Big 4 hasn't lost in almost 4 months (0:57)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Warriors and Cavaliers went a combined 24-1 on their way to the Finals. That's the fewest combined losses by two teams entering the Finals under the current playoff format (since 1984).

How Durant's decision to join Golden State has impacted the NBA (2:30)
Would Kerr missing Finals be a big deal? (1:08)
Warriors not focused on 16-0 (1:31)

ESPN Stats and Information  

There's a reason the Warriors and Cavs are entering the NBA Finals with a combined playoff record of 24-1 this season. Their opponents haven't stood much of a chance.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Not only has Kevin Durant won four regular-season scoring titles, the 2013-14 MVP also does damage in the playoffs. He'll be making his second NBA Finals appearance when the Warriors face LeBron James and the Cavs.

The threat of the pull-up three (1:13)

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.91st
Rebounds Per Game44.47th
Assists Per Game30.41st
Points Allowed104.311th

Team History