After watching the NBA playoffs from home for the past two seasons, the Warriors are highly motivated to make it to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2019. But it won’t be easy for them as Luka Doncic and the Mavericks are on their way.
Golden State finished the regular season ranked No. 3 in the Western Conference. The Warriors closed the deal in the first round by defeating the Nuggets in five games. The Grizzlies posed a more serious threat in the second round, but Golden State was able to end that six-game streak.
Dallas, meanwhile, finished the regular season No. 4 in the West. The Mavericks started the NBA Playoffs without Doncic because he was sidelined for two games in the first round with a calf injury. However, the Mavericks still throttled the Jazz in the first round, winning in six games. They then took their game to another level in the second round, beating the top seeded Suns in seven games.
Can Doncic and the Mavs continue their stellar game and win away in Game 1? Or does the Warriors’ championship pedigree give them an early advantage?
Here’s everything you need to know about Game 1 between the Warriors and the Mavericks, including the TV station and start time.
What channel is Warriors vs. Mavericks on?
- Date: Wednesday May 18th
- TV channel: TNT
- Live streaming: Sling TV
Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals will be broadcast on TNT. The series’ announcers will be Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Stan Van Gundy. Allie LaForce will be TNT’s supporting reporter for the entire series. Game 1 can also be streamed live on Sling TV.
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When does Warriors vs Mavericks start?
- Date: Wednesday May 18th
- Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
The Warriors and Mavericks begin the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday, May 18th. The game begins just after 9:00 p.m. ET and will be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Warriors vs. Mavericks series schedule
Here is the full schedule for the 2022 Western Conference Finals.
|date||Game||time (ET)||TV channel|
|May 18th||game 1||21 clock||TNT|
|May 20th||game 2||21 clock||TNT|
|May 22||game 3||21 clock||TNT|
|May 24th||game 4||21 clock||TNT|
|May 26||Game 5*||21 clock||TNT|
|28th of May||Game 6*||21 clock||TNT|
|30th May||Game 7*||8 p.m||TNT|