May 22, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter in game four of the Western Conference Finals for the 2023 NBA playoffs at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

2023 NBA Finals
Denver Nuggets s Miami Heat

Game Schedule

  • Game 1: Thursday, June 1 at Ball Arena, Denver; ABC 8:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Sunday, June 4 at Ball Arena, Denver; ABC 8 p.m.
  • Game 3: Wednesday, June 7 at Kaseya Center, Miami; ABC 8:30 p.m.
  • Game 4: Friday, June 9 at Kaseya Center, Miami; ABC 8:30 p.m.
  • Game 5: Monday, June 12 at Ball Arena, Denver; ABC 8:30 p.m.*
  • Game 6: Thursday, June 15 at Kaseya Center, Miami; ABC 8:30 p.m.*
  • Game 7: Sunday, June 18 at Ball Arena, Denver; ABC 8 p.m.*

*if necessary

NBA Finals game announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson
Reporter: Lisa Salters
Rules analyst: Steve Javie

NBA Countdown

Mike Greenberg, Jalen Rose, Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon
Insider: Adrian Wojnarowski

Airs on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. and on ABC and ESPN2 and 8 p.m.

NBA in Stephen A’s World

Stephen A. Smith; Guests TBA

Airs on ESPN2 and ESPN+ for Game 1.

NBA Today

Malika Andrews, Richard Jefferson, Kendrick Perkins, Chiney Ogwumike, Zach Lowe, Ramona Shelburne, Brian Windhorst, Adrian Wojnarowski

Airs on ESPN at 3 p.m. live from game sites.

Hoop Streams

Cassidy Hubbarth, Gary Striewski, Christine Williamson

Airs 30 minutes before tip-off on ESPN app, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.

ESPN Deportes

Ernesto Jerez, Fabricio Orberto
Reporter: Sebastian Christensen

ESPN Radio

Marc Kestecher, Doris Burke, P.J. Carlesimo
Reporter: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

Heat Local Radio

English: Jason Jackson
Spanish: José Pañeda, Joe Pujala

Nuggets Local Radio

Jason Kosmicki


The NBA Finals will stream on the ESPN app and website.

NBA TV GameTime at the NBA Finals

Hosts: Matt Winer, Chris Miles
Reporters: Jared Greenberg, Dennis Scott

Games 1-2: Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Grant Hill
Game 3-4: Kenny Smith, Isiah Thomas and Jamal Crawford
Game 5*: Isiah Thomas, Steve Smith and Brendan Haywood
Game 6*: Grant Hill,  Jamal Crawford and Steve Smith
Game 7*: Isiah Thomas, Grant Hill and Brendan Haywood

*if necessary

Thanks to Sammy for his help putting this primer together!

About Joe Lucia

I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.