NBA Finals 2020: Heat vs. Lakers Schedule, Odds and Early Preview

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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) talks with players as confetti falls after the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets in an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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It’s the powerhouse Los Angeles Lakers against the upstart, fifth-seeded Miami Heat.

It’s LeBron James’ current team against LeBron James’ old team.

It’s Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo against the King and Anthony Davis.

It’s Miami’s incredible supporting cast against playoff Rondo.

There are plenty of intriguing storylines for NBA fans as the Finals approach.

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report shared the NBA Finals schedule, which can be seen below along with the odds and a quick preview for the series.


2020 NBA Finals Schedule

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC

Game 2: Friday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC

Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC

Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC

Game 5*: Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC

Game 6*: Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC

Game 7*: Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC

*if necessary


Odds (per FanDuel, as of Sunday at 11:55 p.m. ET)

Lakers -370

Heat +290


Quick Preview

Miami may be the underdog, but it actually matches up with the Laker