Two teams have fought their way to the NBA finals, and it’s a match-up that almost seems fated. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be playing a best-of-seven series this week in order to decide which team will hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy this year. The Warriors beat the Cavaliers in the finals last year, and coming off a historic 73-9 season, expectations are high. However, the Cavaliers — led by two-time champion Lebron James — are no joke, having blitzed through the Eastern Conference with only two losses in the playoffs. Golden State just finished a grueling series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in which the champions had to recover from a 3-1 deficit. This is a series for the ages, as both teams try to cement their legacies.
Unlike in the NFL, post-season matches in the NBA are decided by a best of seven series. Teams are sorted by conference, and eventually the best teams in the East and West will meet up for the final round. The NBA has been more in touch with the rise of streaming than other sports leagues, and as such, fans will have plenty of options to stream games online. Here is what to look out for in the NBA playoffs, and how to watch them.