How to watch the 2023 NBA Finals: Nuggets vs the Heat

Jimmy Butler playing in the NBA Eastern Conference finals
Jimmy Butler (Image credit: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

In an NBA playoff season that almost no one could have predicted, it all boils down to the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat in the NBA finals. 

The series will certainly prove interesting to watch as this will be the Denver Nuggets' first franchise appearance in the finals, and as an eight-seed, the Miami Heat weren't even expected to make it out of the first round, let alone make it to the championship games. 

As the odds-on favorites, the Denver Nuggets have two-time MVP Nikola Jokic leading the way, and his stats in the post-season have been incredibly impressive. His performance has arguably only been eclipsed by the mind-blowing efforts posted by Jimmy Butler, aka Jimmy Buckets. Butler has put South Beach on his back to get them to this stage, and he hopes to capture his first championship ring. 

Here's everything you need to know going into the 2023 NBA Finals. 

How to watch the 2023 NBA Finals on TV

The 2023 NBA Finals games will air live on ABC. Those who have cut the cord to traditional cable/satellite television can view the games on live streaming platforms such as Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and FuboTV and YouTube TV. (Sling users can also view Finals games on ESPN 3.)

NBA fans in the UK will have the ability to watch the playoffs using Sky Sports or NOW TV.  

2023 NBA Finals schedule

2023 NBA Finals game 1 on Thursday, June 1 in Denver

  • Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat, 104 - 93 (Denver leads series 1-0)

2023 NBA Finals game 2 on Sunday, June 4 in Denver

  • Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat, 108 - 111 (Denver and Miami tied at 1-1)

2023 NBA Finals game 3 on Wednesday, June 7 in Miami

  • Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets, 94 - 109 (Denver leads series 2-1)

2023 NBA Finals game 4 on Friday, June 9 in Miami

  • Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets, 95-108 (Denver leads series 3-1)

2023 NBA Finals game 5 on Monday, June 12 in Denver

  • Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT (Tuesday, June 13, at 1:30 am UK)
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