2019 NBA Playoffs: Warriors vs Raptors: Finals schedule, series results, live stream, TV channel, odds, dates, times. The 2019 NBA Finals tips off with Game 1 on Thursday night We're now hours away from the 2019 NBA Finals tipping off when the Toronto Raptors host the defending champion Golden State Warriors in Game 1 at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday night.
Toronto played Golden State twice during the regular season and won both times, though both games were before the calendar flipped over to 2019. That said, the Warriors, with all their talent and Finals experience, enter the matchup as clear favorites -- with or without Kevin Durant, who's already been ruled out for Game 1.
The two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors will put their crown on the line against the Toronto Raptors, who are making their first Finals appearance in franchise history. Although Golden State finished as the top seed in the West and Toronto ended up No. 2 in the East, the Raptors will have home-court advantage in the series as they own a better regular-season record (58-24) than the Warriors (57-25).
Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors.
Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors
How to watch Game 1
Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Scotiabank Arena -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TV channel: ABC
Live stats: GameTracker
Odds: Raptors -1.5 (Over/Under 213.5)
Finals series schedule
All times Eastern
Game 1 (at TOR): Thursday, May 30, 9 p.m. -- TV: ABC
Game 2 (at TOR): Sunday, June 2, 8 p.m. -- TV: ABC
Game 3 (at GS): Wednesday, June 5, 9 p.m. -- TV: ABC
Game 4 (at GS): Friday, June 7, 9 p.m. -- TV: ABC
Game 5* (at TOR): Monday, June 10, 9 p.m. -- TV: ABC
Game 6* (at GS): Thursday, June 13, 9 p.m. -- TV: ABC
Game 7* (at TOR): Sunday, June 16, 8 p.m. -- TV: ABC