The 2020 NBA finals are set to take place at the NBA bubble for the first time in NBS’s history with no fans in attendance. The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers will face off in the NBA Finals. The top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers knocked the Denver Nuggets off in five games in the Western Conference finals. The fifth-seeded Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals.
LeBron James clinched the finals for the first time with the Lakers after signing in 2018 free agency and his 10th Finals appearance after a one-season hiatus, while the Lakers last played with Kobe Bryant in 2010. The Heat haven’t been in the finals since 2014 and lost to the San Antonio Spurs but they played four straight finals.
When does the NBA Finals 2020 start?
The 2020 NBA starts with Game 1 between the Western Conference champion the Los Angeles Lakers and the Eastern Conference champion the Miami Heat Wednesday, September 30 at the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida.
What TV channel does it on?
This year the NBA finals are presented by YouTube TV and live stream TV rights for ABC TV channel.
The Miami Heat clinched the finals with a tough road against the Indiana Pacers in the first round, ousted East No. 1 seed, Milwaukee Bucks, in the second round and sweeping the undermanned the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals and only dropped four games in the playoffs round.
The Lakers are heavy favorites to win the NBA Championship over Miami this year, LeBron James and Anthony Davis both two of the five best players in the league. On the other hand, Miami’s offense is more diversified than others, Heat’s leading scorer Jimmy Butler All-Star Goran Dragic, and rookie Tyler Herro among having enough ability to change the Lakers’ certain title wishes.
NBA Finals 2020 schedule: NBA Finals begin date from Game 1 till Game 7 (ABC)
Game 1: Wednesday, September 30 Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers, 9:00 pm ET (ABC)
Game 2: Friday, October 2, Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers, 9:00 pm ET (ABC)
Game 3: Sunday, October 4, Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat, 7:30 pm ET (ABC)
Game 4: Tuesday, October 6, Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers, 9:00 pm ET (ABC)
Game 5: Friday, October 9, Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers, 9:00 pm ET (ABC)
Game 6: Sunday, October 11, Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 pm ET (ABC)
Game 7 If needed: Tuesday, October 13, Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers, 9:00 pm ET (ABC)
Odds and Prediction
According to William Hill, the Lakers are 3.5 points favorite over the Heat.
The Lakers will win the NBA championship in Game six, Lakers 4 Heat 2.