The 2016 NBA Finals will feature a rematch of last year’s title series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, with Game 1 set for Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
The Warriors punched their tickets to the Finals after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 on Monday night at home. The Cavs earned their spot with a win in Game 6 against the Toronto Raptors last week.
Golden State defeated Cleveland in six games last season for its first NBA title in 30 years. The Cavaliers are looking for their first NBA title in franchise history.
The Cavs only lost two games combined in the first three series of their 2016 postseason. The Warriors are looking to cap off their 73–win regular season—the highest mark in NBA history—with an NBA title.
How to watch
Details for Thursday’s game are below.
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Live stream: You can watch the game online here.