NBA Playoffs

How to watch NBA conference finals: Schedule details for Pacers-Celtics and Mavs-Wolves

The East Finals and West Finals are underway.

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The number of potential NBA champions is down to three.

The Eastern and Western Conference Finals in the 2024 NBA playoffs are set following a thrilling second round. One team in each conference -- the No. 3 Minnesota Timberwolves and No. 6 Indiana Pacers -- overcame a 3-2 series deficit and won Game 7 on the road to advance beyond Round 2.

The Wolves bounced the reigning champion No. 2 Denver Nuggets to reach just the Western Conference Finals for just a second time, and first since 2004. Anthony Edwards and Co. will now be looking to book the franchise's first NBA Finals trip against Luka Doncic and the No. 5 Dallas Mavericks, who are coming off a six-game series victory over the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder.

Over in the Eastern Conference, the Pacers bested another top-three seed by rallying past the No. 2 New York Knicks. Indiana, which like Minnesota has never won a title, got swept by the NBA-best Boston Celtics, however.

With Finals berths on the line, here's what to know:

When do the 2024 NBA Eastern, Western Conference Finals start?

The East Finals began on Tuesday, May 21 followed by Game 1 of the West Finals on Wednesday, May 22.

What is the Pacers vs. Celtics Eastern Conference Finals schedule?

Here are the dates, times and TV info for the East Finals:

  • Game 1: Celtics 133, Pacers 128 (OT)
  • Game 2: Celtics 126, Pacers 110
  • Game 3: Celtics 114, Pacers 111
  • Game 4: Celtics 105, Pacers 102

Where to watch Pacers vs. Celtics Eastern Conference Finals

Pacers-Celtics will air across ESPN and ABC. Games will be available to stream on and the ESPN app.

What is the Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Western Conference Finals schedule?

And here's a look at the schedule details for the West Finals (* = if necessary):

  • Game 1: Mavericks 108, Wolves 105
  • Game 2: Mavericks 109, Wolves 108
  • Game 3: Mavericks 116, Wolves 107
  • Game 4: Wolves 105, Mavericks 100
  • Game 5: Mavericks at Wolves, Thursday, May 30 (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT)
  • Game 6*: Wolves at Mavericks, Saturday, June 1 (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT)
  • Game 7*: Mavericks at Wolves, Monday, June 3 (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT)

Where to watch Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Western Conference Finals

The Mavs-Wolves series will air on TNT, with games streaming on and the TNT app.

When do the 2024 NBA Finals start?

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is scheduled for Thursday, June 6.

What is the 2024 NBA Finals schedule?

Here's the full schedule for this year's Finals (* = if necessary):

  • Game 1: Thursday, June 6
  • Game 2: Sunday, June 9
  • Game 3: Wednesday, June 12
  • Game 4: Friday, June 14
  • Game 5*: Monday, June 17
  • Game 6*: Thursday, June 20
  • Game 7*: Sunday, June 23
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