2016 NBA Finals schedule changed to make traveling easier
The NBA has revised its scheduling for the 2016 NBA Finals, adding two rest days between all games for which travel is required.
The change allows for Wednesday and Friday night games, which is a departure from the Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday model in order to ease travel plans when teams switch cities, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein.
NBA Final games have not been played on Wednesdays or Fridays since 2003.
Last year, the NBA moved from a 2-3-2 home and away format to a 2-2-1-1-1 schedule for games.
This season, the NBA will also minimize the stretch of four games in five nights for NBA teams, which will happen only 27 times on the year.
The 2016 NBA Finals are scheduled to begin on June 2.
Below is the full 2016 NBA Finals schedule:
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
- Christopher Chavez