The NBA has informed teams of Finals dates, which are subject to being moved up, according to Shams Charania.
The Finals dates are as follows:
- Game 1: Sept. 30
- Game 2: Oct. 2
- Game 3: Oct. 4
- Game 4: Oct. 6
- Game 5: Oct. 9
- Game 6: Oct. 11
- Game 7: Oct. 13
The first round of the playoffs begin Aug. 17 with each series playing every other day.
Later dates of playoff rounds can be moved up based on outcomes, Charania also notes.