NBA Finals 2014: Heat-Spurs TV Schedule, Playoff Format

A championship rematch for the ages is set between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. The two teams dispatched the Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder in their respective conference championships to reach the 2014 NBA Finals.

San Antonio carries the better regular-season record into the series, and will have home court advantage. Last year the Heat held home court, and were able to top the Spurs in seven games to claim back-to-back championships.

The playoff format in the NBA Finals is 2-2-1-1-1, a departure from previous seasons, where the format was 2-3-2.

Game 1 of the series tips off on Thursday, June 5 from San Antonio at 9 p.m. ET. Following is the complete TV and online viewing schedule for all seven games, if necessary.

Date Matchup Start Time (ET) Channel Live Stream
Thu, June 5 Game 1: Heat at Spurs 9 p.m. ABC WatchESPN
Sun, June 8 Game 2: Heat at Spurs 8 p.m. ABC WatchESPN
Tue, June 10 Game 3: Spurs at Heat 9 p.m. ABC WatchESPN
Thu, June 12 Game 4: Spurs at Heat 9 p.m. ABC WatchESPN
Sun, June 15 Game 5: Heat at Spurs 8 p.m. ABC WatchESPN
Tue, June 17 Game 6: Spurs at Heat 9 p.m. ABC WatchESPN
Fri, June 20 Game 7: Heat at Spurs 9 p.m. ABC WatchESPN

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