Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat to Face Off in 2023 NBA Finals on ABC Presented By YouTube TV

The 2023 NBA Finals on ABC Presented By YouTube TV will feature the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat. The series will begin on Thursday, June 1, at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be exclusively broadcast on ABC. This marks the first time the Denver Nuggets have competed in the NBA Finals.

The Denver Nuggets, led by two-time NBA M.V.P. Nikola Jokić, will face off against either the Miami Heat and Jimmy Butler or the Boston Celtics and Jayson Tatum. Game 7 between the Heat and Celtics is scheduled for Monday, May 29, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN Radio.

New this season, weeknight NBA Finals game broadcasts will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET, while Sunday games will air at 8 p.m. NBA Countdown, ESPN and ABC’s NBA pregame show, will precede each game on ABC with a 30-minute pregame show, starting at 8 p.m. on weeknights and 7:30 p.m. on Sundays.

The NBA Finals on ABC schedule is as follows:

  • Game 1: Thursday, June 1, at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 2: Sunday, June 4, at 8 p.m. ET
  • Game 3: Wednesday, June 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 4: Friday, June 9, at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 5*: Sunday, June 11, at 8 p.m. ET
  • Game 6*: Tuesday, June 13, at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 7*: Thursday, June 15, at 8:30 p.m. ET

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike Breen will serve as the voice of the NBA Finals, alongside analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson with Lisa Salters reporting. ESPN Vice President of Production Tim Corrigan will continue to lead game production for the NBA Finals on ABC. Corrigan has been a part of all 21 of ESPN’s NBA Finals on ABC productions.

Source: ESPN Press Room

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