The 2020 NBA Finals are set! After the longest season in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers will face the Miami Heat, as three-time Finals MVP LeBron James will look to win his fourth championship against his former team.
The Lakers are in the Finals for the 32nd time in franchise history, but this is their first appearance since 2010. Miami is making its sixth Finals appearance, but first without longtime star Dwyane Wade.
We'll have complete ongoing coverage right here for you, as the Finals continue at the NBA's bubble at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Los Angeles Lakers (1) vs. Miami Heat (5)
BPI series odds (entering Game 1): LAL (67%)
Caesars series odds (entering Game 1): LAL -440
All 2020 NBA Finals games will be broadcast exclusively on ABC and ESPN Radio. Games can also be streamed with the ESPN app.
Game 1, Sept 30: Heat at Lakers | 9 p.m. ET
Game 2, Oct. 2: Heat at Lakers | 9 p.m. ET
Game 3, Oct. 4: Lakers at Heat | 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 4, Oct. 6: Lakers at Heat | 9 p.m. ET
Game 5, Oct. 9 (if necessary): Heat at Lakers | 9 p.m. ET
Game 6, Oct. 11 (if necessary): Lakers at Heat | 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 7, Oct. 13 (if necessary): Heat at Lakers | 9 p.m. ET
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Lakers defeat Nuggets 4-1 to advance to NBA Finals
The Lakers, led by LeBron James' 38-point triple-double, advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010 after defeating the Nuggets 117-107 in Game 5.
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How the Lakers got here
LeBron's triple-double in Game 5 leads Lakers back to the NBA Finals
LeBron James takes charge in Game 5 as he posts a triple-double of 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists as the Lakers go on to beat the Nuggets 117-107 and advance to the NBA Finals.
First round: Def. Portland Trail Blazers, 4-1
West semis: Def. Houston Rockets, 4-1
West finals: Def. Denver Nuggets, 4-1
For the first time in 10 years, the Lakers are back in the NBA Finals, familiar territory for LeBron James. It means more in 2020. -- Ramona Shelburne
Inside the secret dinner with LeBron James and Jeanie Buss that took the Lakers from all-drama to all-business. -- Ramona Shelburne
An in-depth look at the highs and lows that shaped LeBron James' second season with the Lakers, from an uncomfortable preseason trip to China all the way to the Orlando restart. -- Dave McMenamin
Four months after a trade deadline didn't give the Pelicans and Lakers what they wanted, some new faces, a lost wallet and a jersey swap marked the start of a new path for two franchises. -- Dave McMenamin
Kobe Bryant died as the Lakers returned from a cross-country road trip. The five days that followed were like no others in the history of Laker Nation. -- Ramona Shelburne
How the Heat got here
Calipari loves seeing Bam and Herro thrive in Heat system
John Calipari joins The Jump to discuss how he has enjoyed watching Bam Adebayo play a point-center position and seeing Tyler Herro's confidence skyrocket during the postseason.
First round: Def. Indiana Pacers, 4-0
East semis: Def. Milwaukee Bucks, 4-1
East finals: Def. Boston Celtics, 4-2
The word "culture" gets tossed around in sports. Miami's is real.
Becoming an NBA All-Star at age 22 is only the latest surprise in the rapid rise of the next great Heat star. -- Zach Lowe
Jimmy Butler has found his basketball nirvana in Miami after three tumultuous stops in Chicago, Minnesota and Philadelphia. -- Nick Friedell
The former Division III player had ample opportunity to call it quits. Now he's one of the best shooters in the NBA. -- Ramona Shelburne
Andre Iguodala didn't play a second of basketball from June 2019 until February, but now he's back in the NBA Finals. Here's how he spent his time away from the NBA. -- Kevin Arnovitz