Mavericks - Warriors: times, TV, how and where to watch NBA Playoff online
We start the NBA Playoff Western Conference Final series on Wednesday night and with so much at stake, Game 1 could be key.
What time is it? It’s Game 1 time! That’s right, we’re into the Western Conference Final series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors as they both chase a spot in the NBA Championship final where they will face either the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat. It was the Heat who took first blood in the East and now we look forward to seeing which of Luka Doncic or Steph Curry is smiling tonight.
Mavericks @ Warriors: game preview
Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks will be looking to continue their regular-season mastery of Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors when the Western Conference finals tip off Wednesday night in San Francisco.
Only one game separated the teams in the regular season, and it’s because of the Warriors’ 53-52 edge in wins - rather than the Mavericks’ 3-1 triumph in the season series - that Golden State has earned the home-court advantage in the best-of-seven.
The disparity in win totals is a far cry from the last time the clubs faced each other in the playoffs. That historic event 15 years ago saw the eighth-seeded Warriors, who won 25 fewer games than the Mavericks, shock top-seeded Dallas in six games in what has become known in San Francisco as the “We Believe” series.
The Warriors won all three of their home games in that series, and home court could be critical this time as well, with Golden State yet to lose in six games on its home floor this postseason. The Mavericks have won five straight at home after a series-opening loss to Utah.
Both teams upset better-seeded opponents to arrive at just their second-ever meeting in the postseason. Fourth-seeded Dallas took out Phoenix, the Western Conference regular-season champ, in seven games, while third-seeded Golden State disposed of No. 2 Memphis in six games.
How can I watch Mavericks - Warriors game 1?
The Western Conference Finals Game 1 is taking place at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California on Wednesday 18 May 2022. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT.
The game will be shown on TNT (which is available on Sling TV)
The rest of this series is also lined up to be on TNT as follows (all times ET / *If required):
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