Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 1: Live Stream, Start Time & TV Channel

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The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are meeting in the NBA Finals once again. Last season, the Warriors beat the Cavs 4-2 to bring the NBA championship back to Oakland for the first time since 1975. This season, the 73-9 Warriors will be looking to repeat, while the 57-25 Cavs will try to win its franchise’s first ever championship.
To get to the Finals, the Warriors beat the Rockets in 5 games, the Trail Blazers in 5 games, and the Thunder in 7 games. Beating OKC was no small feat, as Golden State became just the 10th team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 series deficit. I guess you’re never out of it when you’ve got back-to-back MVP winner Steph Curry on your side.
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The Cavs had a much easier road to the Finals, sweeping the Pistons and Hawks and dispatching the Raptors in 6 games. LeBron James has been a monster this postseason, averaging 24.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks while hitting 54.6% of his shots from the floor. James is the 8th player in NBA history to make 6 straight trips to the Finals and the first who wasn’t a member of the Boston Celtics (ESPN).



Now that the stage has been set, let’s break down all the ways you can watch Game 1 of the NBA Finals.


Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 1 Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ABC
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Spread: Warriors -6, O/U 210


Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 1 Live Stream Online Options

Your best bets for watching Game 1 via a live stream are WATCH ABCESPN 3, and Sling TV. To view tonight’s game on WATCH ABC, just click the link and plug in your cable or satellite information. Unfortunately, ABC’s live stream is only available in certain markets, so that could end up being tricky.
Because this game is being broadcast on ABC, you do not need a cable or satellite provider to use ESPN 3. All you need is an internet connection and you’re good to go.
You can also roll with Sling TV for tonight’s game. Their Best of Live TV and Broadcast Extra package costs $25 a month and it includes access to ABC. If that’s too rich for your blood, you can try out Sling TV with a free 7-day trial.



Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 1 on Phone, Tablet & Other Devices

If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, there’s still plenty of ways to keep up with the action. With a cable or satellite provider and residency in one of the selected markets, you can use the WATCH ABC app. It’s available for download at the App Store and Google Play.
The Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. Click here to browse all the ways you can watch the incomparable Anderson Varejão shatter the ankles of overmatched defenders.


Sling TV subscribers can use their Sling TV app to watch tonight’s game on a plethora of options such as phones, tablets, and XBox Ones if they’re not too busy dominating 14-year-olds in FIFA. You can check out their full list of compatible devices here.

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