Thursday’s Game 1 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors sets the tone for the entirety of the 2017 NBA Finals.
What: Game 1
Start: Thursday, June 2, 9 p.m. ET
Where: Oakland, California
TV: ABC Cavs vs Warriors Live
The Golden State Warriors will be out to avenge last year’s championship series defeat as they tip off the 2017 NBA Finals as solid home favorites against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Thursday.
The Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead a year ago versus the Cavaliers, who also rebounded from a 2015 loss to capture their first NBA title in Game 7 at the Oracle Arena.
Or at least, the 9 p.m. ET tipoff in Oracle Arena should set the tone.Last year begs to differLeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were blown away in the same venue over the first two games and lost three of the opening four games before pulling off arguably the greatest comeback in the sport’s history and setting the stage for this historic third consecutive Finals encounter.