Eastern Conference winners Miami Heat entered their first finals since 2014 while it is the first NBA Finals since 2010 for the LA Lakers. Watch Lakers vs Heat live in India!
Miami Heat will be seeking their fourth title while the LA Lakers are aiming for a record-equalling 17th when the two teams face off in the NBA Finals.
Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 125-113 in Game 6 on Monday to win the NBA Eastern Conference and enter their first NBA Finals since 2014.
Meanwhile, the LA Lakers thwarted any hopes of a third-consecutive NBA postseason comeback for the Denver Nuggets as they won Game 5 117-107 to clinch the NBA Western Conference.
Heat and Lakers both finished 10th in their respective conferences last season, making this the first NBA Finals to feature two teams that did not qualify for the playoffs the previous season. Watch Lakers vs Heat live in the NBA Finals broadcast on Sony's TV channels in India.
This is the Lakers’ first NBA Finals appearance since 2010, incidentally also the last time they became NBA champions.
LeBron James is playing in his 10th NBA Finals, joining Bill Russell (12), Sam Jones (11) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (10) as the only players with 10 or more appearances.
LeBron James is up against his former team Miami Heat, whom he led to consecutive NBA titles in 2012 and 2013, and will aim to get the LA Lakers crowned NBA champions. It would tie them with the Boston Celtics’ record 17 league titles.
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Miami Heat vs LA Lakers, Game 1, 6:30 AM IST
Miami Heat vs LA Lakers, Game 2, 6:30 AM IST
LA Lakers vs Miami Heat, Game 3, 5:00 AM IST
LA Lakers vs Miami Heat, Game 4, 6:30 AM IST
Miami Heat vs LA Lakers, Game 5, 6:30 AM IST
LA Lakers vs Miami Heat, Game 6, 5:00 AM IST
Miami Heat vs LA Lakers, Game 7, 6:30 AM IST
The NBA Finals featuring Lakers vs Heat will be broadcast live in India on the Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels.
Live streaming of the NBA Finals in India will be available on SonyLIV.
The NBA can also be watched online on the official website with the subscription-based NBA League Pass.