Nuggets vs. Live Score Heat, updates, highlights from Game 1 of the NBA Finals

The NBA Finals have finally arrived.

The Larry O’Brien Trophy will head to either Denver or Miami in 2023. The team that wins four first will cement their place in basketball history forever.

On Thursday night, one team will take the first step in making that dream come true. Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets will host Jimmy Butler and the Heat for Game 1 at Ball Arena.

It’s been nine days since the Nuggets last spoke, which means they will have a huge advantage in terms of rest over the Heat. We’ll find out quickly if they have some rust to shake off or if they’re back to their dominant ways after the long break.

The Heat, on the other hand, have had just two days off since dispatching the Celtics in Boston with an impressive performance in Game 7. They’ve also had to travel across the country on short notice to adjust to the high altitude of denver.

But Butler and company have overcome every obstacle in their path to this point, and there’s no doubt they’ll be brimming with confidence as the series gets underway.

Will the Nuggets get off to a perfect start at home? Or will the Heat continue to defy the odds?

The Sporting News is tracking live score updates and highlights from Game 1 of the Nuggets vs. Heat. Follow along with all the action here.

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Nuggets vs. Live Score Heat, updates, Game 1 highlights

(This section will be updated when the game starts.)

What channel is Nuggets vs. Heat?

  • Date: Thursday, June 1
  • youV-channel: abc
  • Live broadcast: tv sling

nuggets vs. Heat will air on ABC. Viewers can also stream the game on Sling TV.

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What time is Nuggets vs. Heat tonight?

  • Date: Thursday, June 1
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time | 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

nuggets vs. Heat will kick off around 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 1. The game will be played at the Ball Arena in Denver.

Nuggets vs. odds Heat

Denver is an 8.5-point favorite heading into Game 1.

game lines pips Heat
Spread -8.5 +8.5
money line -375 +290

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Nuggets vs. Schedule Heat

Here’s the full schedule for the 2023 NBA Finals:

Date Game Time (ET) television channel
June 1 game 1 8:30 pm abc
June 4 game 2 20:00 abc
June 7th game 3 8:30 pm abc
June 9 game 4 8:30 pm abc
June 12 game 5* 8:30 pm abc
June, 15 game 6* 8:30 pm abc
June 18 game 7* 20:00 abc

*If necessary