The 2016 NBA Finals are obviously a long time away, but the league has announced the schedule for the games:
And if you'd like to plan ahead, here's your 2016 Finals sked:
June 2, June 5, June 8, June 10, June 13*, June 16*, June 19* (* – if nec)
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) September 23, 2015
Finals schedule had been Thursday-Sunday-Tuesday. This year will be:
— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) September 23, 2015
What’s notable here is that there are now two days off in between all games when travel is required. Last year, there was only one day off between Games 2 and 3 (traveling from Golden State to Cleveland), and then one day off between Games 5 and 6 (again, going from Golden State to Cleveland), so this should make it a bit easier travel wise.
And for more comparison, last season’s Finals would’ve run from June 4-19 if the series went all seven games. The 2016 Finals would go from June 2-19 if the series went the distance. So the start of the Finals are simply being moved up a few days.