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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 ESPN.com 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 TNTDrama.com 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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