After defeating the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals on Memorial Day, the Golden State Warriors have advanced to the 2018 NBA Finals where they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the fourth consecutive time.
Not only is this fourth consecutive meeting historic for the NBA, but it marks the first time that the same two teams have faced each in other in the championship round in any of the four major sports in the U.S., according to Warriors PR.
The Warriors will meet the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the fourth-straight season, the most consecutive championship matchups between two teams in any of the four major professional sports.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 29, 2018
As the Warriors are back in the familiar position of having the better regular season record, they will host the Cavs in Game 1, which will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m. PST at Oracle Arena in Oakland. As the Cavs just beat the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, neither team will have a terribly long layoff for the Finals.
Here is the NBA Finals schedule: pic.twitter.com/OgNsUNIyzj— Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) May 29, 2018
With both teams nursing significant injuries, starting the series with just two games in six days could be big — for the Warriors, it gives Andre Iguodala a little more time to get back to full healthy after missing the final four games of the Western Conference Finals due to injury.
Stay tuned to Golden State of Mind for plenty more analysis about the Western Conference Finals and predictions for the NBA Finals.