Kim O’Reilly, CBS Sports
The NBA Finals are underway, and the Denver Nuggets have struck first. Hosting their first championship game since the NBA/ABA merger, the Nuggets beat the Heat, 104-93. For the first time this postseason Miami lost a Game 1. Game 2 will be in Denver Sunday night.
Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray became only the second set of teammates to score at least 25 points and collect at least 10 assists in the same NBA Finals game, matching the feat first accomplished by Magic Johnson and James Worthy for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987. Jokic, who tallied 27 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, became only the second player to post a triple-double in his NBA Finals debut. Jason Kidd (23-10-10) achieved the feat for the New Jersey Nets in 2002.
As the bracket changes, we’re keeping track of everything you need to know about the 2023 NBA playoffs. Below is the daily playoff schedule as well as the previous results, the playoff bracket, dates, times and TV/streaming info.
2023 NBA playoff bracket
All games on ESPN, ABC and NBA TV can be streamed on fubo (try for free). All times Eastern.
Thursday, June 1
NBA Finals — Game 1: Nuggets 104, Heat 93 (Denver leads 1-0)
Sunday, June 4
NBA Finals — Game 2: Heat at Nuggets, 8 p.m., ABC
Wednesday, June 7
NBA Finals — Game 3: Nuggets at Heat, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Friday, June 9
NBA Finals — Game 4: Nuggets at Heat, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Monday, June 12
NBA Finals — Game 5: Heat at Nuggets, 8:30 p.m., ABC (if necessary)
Thursday, June 15
NBA Finals — Game 6: Nuggets at Heat, 8:30 p.m., ABC (if necessary)
Sunday, June 18
NBA Finals — Game 7: Heat at Nuggets, 8 p.m., ABC (if necessary)
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Author : Brad Botkin
Publish date : 2023-06-02 04:42:06
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