This year’s NBA Finals begins. The fans of the most popular ball game competition in the in the world were excited to watch the Warriors and the Cavaliers dominate the NBA scene on Thursday, June 01, 2017.

As the 2017 NBA Finals kicks off on June 01 for the final series of the 2017 NBA Playoffs, the Golden State Warriors will play vs. Cleveland Cavaliers for game 1. All the NBA Finals games will be aired on ABC, five of which will start at 9pm while games 2 and 7 will start at 8pm.

Quick Facts

Golden State Warriors

Warriors is a team established in 1946 as Philadelphia Warriors as they are based in Philadelphia that time. In 1962, the franchise was relocated to San Franciso Bay Area thus changing their name to San Francisco Warriors. Since 1971 up to present, they are using the moniker Golden State as the team has been based in Oakland California since then.

Warriors have reached 9 NBA Finals, winning 4 NBA Championships – 1947, 1956, 1975 and 2015.

Players Wilt Chamberlain and Stephen Curry were named NBA’s Most Valuable Player while playing for the team. Warriors holds the NBA record for the best regular season with 73 – 9 and most combined wins in a season with 88 wins.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs is a team based in Cleveland, Ohio founded in 1970. In the 2016 NBA Finals, Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warrior in a 4 – 3 rematch game. It was historical since it was the first ever NBA championship won by the Cavaliers franchise. LeBron James, who propelled the team to the come back, was named the 2016 NBA Finals MVP.

Who will emerge as this season’s champion? We’ll start to find out in few days.