The rematch is on.
After the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 in Monday's Game 7 of the NBA Finals, the Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. The Cavs have been off since last Friday after beating the Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals and winning the series 4-2 as a result.
The Finals start Thursday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The game will tip at 9 p.m. and air on ABC. Here is the full schedule:
Reigning NBA champion Warriors versus Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals in rematch. Schedule below: pic.twitter.com/XoKJQxeEXX— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 31, 2016
Last year, the Cavs led the series 2-1 before losing three straight. The hope is that this year, with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love healthy, Cleveland will have enough to beat what is a historically great Warriors team.
During the regular season, the Cavs went 0-2 against the Warriors with a 89-83 loss coming in Oakland on Christmas Day and a 132-98 loss coming a few weeks later on Jan. 18.