Warriors vs Raptors NBA Finals 2019 Game 1, live stream, TV channel. After sweeping the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals, Golden State will play in its fifth straight NBA Finals series, a stretch only equaled by Bill Russell’s Celtics from 1957-66. But the Warriors will likely be without Kevin Durant (calf) and DeMarcus Cousins (quad) for the start of the series, so expect the bulk of the offense to come from Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. The Toronto Raptors already made history by winning the Eastern Conference for the first time in franchise history. They can make even more team history as they have a chance to win their first NBA championship. However, standing in their way in the Finals are the Golden State Warriors, who are no strangers to the league’s highest stage.
Toronto needed six games to put away the top-ranked Bucks in he Eastern finals, while Golden State made easy work of the Trail Blazers by way of a sweep. Stephen Curry and Co. head into their fifth straight Finals and will be be looking for their third title in a row, and fourth of this run.
The Warriors can become the first team to three-peat since the 2000-02 Los Angeles Lakers. The Finals will also feature some of the game’s top superstars in Kawhi Leonard, Steph Curry and eventually (hopefully) Kevin Durant. It doesn’t get better than that.
Here’s everything to know about Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals. How to watch Warriors vs. Raptors Game 1
Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Live stats: GameTracker
Odds: Raptors -1 (Over/Under 213.5)
Every game during the 2019 NBA Finals will be shown exclusively on ABC.
The primary outlet for live streaming 2019 NBA Finals games is Watch ESPN, available on desktop and by downloading the mobile app.
ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” crew of Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Paul Pierce and Stan Van Gundy will lead off each broadcast on ABC. The primary broadcast team is Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson.