ESPN is airing classic NBA Finals games throughout the month of April, starting with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers taking down the 73-win Golden State Warriors in 2016.
Each week — with the 2019-20 NBA season shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic — ESPN will televise iconic doubleheaders on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET, with games streaming via the ESPN App
The rest of the televised slate features memorable performances from Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron and Dwyane Wade’s Miami Heat, Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs, The Big Three Boston Celtics and the 2004 Detroit Pistons.
Get caught up on all of these matchups here.
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April 1 | 2016 NBA Finals | Games 5 and 7
Game 5 | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving become the first NBA Finals teammates to score 40-plus points in the same game, keeping this series alive.
After being suspended from Game 5, Draymond Green still has no regrets
Inside Golden State’s Draymond Green problem
Game 7 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
LeBron completes the NBA’s first 3-1 Finals comeback and brings Cleveland its first NBA championship.
How Steph Curry and elite athletes handle pressure like a Finals Game 7
Ranking the eight best NBA games of the 2010s
April 8 | 2013 NBA Finals | Games 6 and 7
Game 6 | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
Bang! Ray Allen’s clutch 3-pointer sends Heat vs. Spurs to overtime — and to a Game 7.
There was no one like Ray Allen
Ranking LeBron’s best seasons ever
Game 7 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
LeBron, Wade and the Heat overcome the Spurs to win their second straight title.
LeBron or MJ? How the King is settling the GOAT debate
The three superstars who defined this NBA decade
April 15 | 2009 and 2010 NBA Finals | Kobe’s Lakers go back-to back
2009 Game 5 | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
Kobe wins his fourth NBA championship as the Lakers defeat the Magic.
Kobe Bryant’s greatness was both beautiful and maddening
How Kobe almost became a Celtic
2010 Game 7 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
Kobe evens the score with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen by leading the Lakers to a Game 7 victory.
15 iconic images of Kobe from the photographer who saw it all
NBArank Game Changers: The 25 most influential players ever
April 22 | 2008 NBA Finals | Games 4 and 6
Game 4 | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
Celtic Pride is on display as Boston pulls off a tremendous comeback victory.
Paul Pierce: ‘Kevin Garnett and I were meant to be together’
KG helped Rajon Rondo unleash his fire
Game 6 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
The Celtics restore Boston’s championship lineage by defeating the rival Lakers.
Pierce took the long road to greatness
Ray Allen revels in 2008 Celtics at Hall of Fame induction
April 29 | 2004 and 2014 NBA Finals | Crucial Game 5s
2004 Game 5 | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
The Detroit Pistons complete an impressive win over the Lakers in Shaq’s final game with the purple and gold.
The legacy of the 2004 Finals on Carmelo Anthony and future stars
2014 Game 5 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App
The Spurs rout the Heat in LeBron’s final game with Miami.
How Spurs’ majestic 2014 Finals performance changed the NBA
All times EST and all games airing on ESPN and the ESPN App.
7 p.m. | 2016 NBA Finals Game 5 | Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
9:30 p.m. | 2016 NBA Finals Game 7 | Cavaliers vs. Warriors
7 p.m. | 2013 NBA Finals Game 6 | Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs
9:30 p.m. | 2013 NBA Finals Game 7 | Heat vs. Spurs
7 p.m. | 2009 NBA Finals Game 5 | Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic
9:30 p.m. | 2010 NBA Finals Game 7 | Lakers vs. Celtics
7 p.m. | 2008 NBA Finals Game 4 | Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers
9:30 p.m. | 2008 NBA Finals Game 6 | Celtics vs. Lakers
7 p.m. | 2004 NBA Finals Game 5 | Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers
9:30 p.m. | 2014 NBA Finals Game 5 | San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat
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