2023 NBA Finals Schedule & Results: Nuggets vs. Heat Game 5 Set for Monday

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With another convincing victory on the road in Miami, by a 108-95 score Friday night, the Nuggets took a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals and are a game away from the franchise’s first league championship. Game 5 is set for Monday night at Ball Arena in Denver, with tip-off at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic has led the way for Denver, averaging 30.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 8 assists through the four games. Guard Jamal Murray is the clear No. 2 for the Nuggets, tallying 23.3 points per game and dishing out 10-plus assists in all four games. Aaron Gordon dropped a game-high 27 points Friday night in Miami.

Here’s a look at the complete 2023 NBA Finals schedule and results.

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When is Game 5 of the 2023 NBA Finals?

Game 5 of the championship matchup is slated for Monday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The Nuggets are priced as 8.5- to 9-point favorites on the top sports betting apps as of Monday morning.

2023 NBA Finals Game-by-Game Results

Here are results, dates, times, and TV schedules for the NBA Finals:

  • Game 1: Nuggets 104, Heat 93 
  • Game 2: Heat 111, Nuggets 108
  • Game 3: Nuggets 109-94
  • Game 4: Nuggets 108-95
  • Game 5: Monday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET, Denver (ABC)
  • Game 6: Thursday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET, Miami (ABC)*
  • Game 7: Sunday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET, Denver (ABC)*

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NBA Finals Betting Information

With a 3-1 series lead, Denver is now a massive favorite to hoist the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, priced at -5000 at DraftKings and BetMGM. The Heat are available for a series price of +2400 at FanDuel.

Here are the latest NBA Finals odds, courtesy of the best US sports betting apps:

 
Average Odds
Chance of Winning
7 Day Change
14 Day Change
21 Day Change
BOS Celtics
+260 +260 +265 +260 +230 +230 +251 28.56% 0.85% 1.26% 3.06%
DEN Nuggets
+475 +450 +400 +350 +440 +425 +423 19.23% -0.03% -0.34% -0.99%
LA Clippers
+500 +525 +500 +500 +500 +500 +504 16.56% 0.43% 1.14% 3.11%
MIL Bucks
+700 +600 +800 +600 +650 +600 +658 13.30% -0.39% -1.72% -2.94%
PHO Suns
+1300 +1400 +1100 +1400 +1400 +1400 +1333 7.02% 0.35% 0.23% -0.58%
NY Knicks
+2200 +1800 +2200 +1600 +2100 +1800 +1950 4.94% -0.48% -0.55% 0.91%
MIN Timberwolves
+2200 +2200 +1800 +2000 +2300 +2000 +2083 4.61% 0.11% -0.11% -0.66%
OKC Thunder
+2500 +2200 +1800 +2500 +2000 +2200 4.41% -0.10% -0.47% -0.95%
CLE Cavaliers
+3000 +2500 +2500 +2500 +2500 +2500 +2583 3.74% -0.17% -0.21% 1.43%
PHI 76ers
+2500 +3000 +3300 +3000 +3000 +3000 +2967 3.28% -0.01% -0.68% -1.95%
DAL Mavericks
+3000 +3500 +2500 +3000 +3600 +3000 +3100 3.17% 0.28% 0.71% 0.93%
MIA Heat
+3500 +4000 +3500 +3000 +4200 +3500 +3617 2.72% 0.06% 0.10% -0.12%
LA Lakers
+3000 +4000 +2500 +5000 +5000 +3500 +3833 2.70% -0.07% 0.00% -0.40%
GS Warriors
+4000 +4000 +2500 +5000 +5000 +4500 +4167 2.47% 0.27% 0.95% 0.83%
NO Pelicans
+6500 +5000 +6500 +6000 +5500 +5500 +5833 1.70% -0.09% -0.11% -0.11%
SAC Kings
+7500 +6600 +7500 +6000 +6000 +6600 +6700 1.48% -0.10% -0.45% -0.49%
IND Pacers
+12000 +10000 +10000 +10000 +10000 +10000 +10333 0.96% 0.00% -0.06% -0.63%
ORL Magic
+25000 +25000 +30000 +25000 +24000 +20000 +24833 0.41% 0.02% 0.01% -0.28%
ATL Hawks
+50000 +25000 +40000 +25000 +24000 +25000 +31500 0.34% -0.02% -0.02% -0.21%
CHI Bulls
+80000 +50000 +40000 +50000 +49000 +50000 +53167 0.20% 0.00% 0.01% -0.13%
UTA Jazz
+80000 +50000 +75000 +50000 +49000 +50000 +59000 0.18% 0.00% -0.05% -0.07%
HOU Rockets
+80000 +50000 +75000 +50000 +75000 +50000 +63333 0.16% -0.02% -0.03% -0.21%
BKN Nets
+100000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +95000 +100000 +99167 0.10% -0.03% -0.04% -0.06%
CHA Hornets
+100000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +100000 0.10% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
SA Spurs
+100000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +100000 0.10% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
TOR Raptors
+100000 +100000 +150000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +108333 0.09% -0.03% -0.03% -0.06%
DET Pistons
+100000 +200000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +116667 0.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
WAS Wizards
+100000 +200000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +116667 0.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
MEM Grizzlies
+100000 +200000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +116667 0.09% 0.00% 0.00% -0.05%
POR Trail Blazers
+100000 +200000 +100000 +100000 +100000 +116667 0.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Who Has Home-Court Advantage in NBA Finals?

Home-court advantage gets awarded to the team with the best regular-season record. That’s different from the first three rounds of the playoffs, where the higher seed gets the advantage.

The schedule is set for the 2023 NBA Finals, where the East and West champs will battle for the Larry O’Brien Trophy (photo by: lev radin)

The Nuggets (53-29), therefore, have home-court advantage against the Heat (44-38) in the Finals.

NBA Finals Betting History

Recent history shows that the NBA Finals feature both lopsided and closely contested matchups. Take a look at the pre-NBA Finals series odds (per BetMGM Sportsbook) from the last 15 seasons:

SeasonWestern ChampionOdds Entering FinalsEastern ChampionOdds Entering Finals
2021-22Golden State Warriors-145Boston Celtics+125
2020-21Phoenix Suns-180Milwaukee Bucks+160
2019-20Los Angeles Lakers-350Miami Heat+290
2018-19Golden State Warriors-270Toronto Raptors+230
2017-18Golden State Warriors-1075Cleveland Cavaliers+688
2016-17Golden State Warriors-300Cleveland Cavaliers+250
2015-16Golden State Warriors-220Cleveland Cavaliers+180
2014-15Golden State Warriors-220Cleveland Cavaliers+190
2013-14San Antonio Spurs-155Miami Heat+135
2012-13San Antonio Spurs+180Miami Heat-220
2011-12Oklahoma City Thunder-175Miami Heat+155
2010-11Dallas Mavericks+155Miami Heat-175
2009-10Los Angeles Lakers-190Boston Celtics+160
2008-09Los Angeles Lakers-280Orlando Magic+240
2007-08Los Angeles Lakers-180Boston Celtics+160

NBA Finals Schedule — Frequently Asked Questions

What dates are the NBA Finals games?

No matter when the conference championships end, Game 1 of the NBA Finals is schedule for Thursday, June 1. If the series goes the distance, Game 7 would be played in Sunday, June 18.

What day and time is Game 5 of the NBA Finals?

Game 5 of the 2023 NBA Finals is set for Monday night at 8:30 p.m. ET at Ball Arena in Denver.

How can I watch the NBA Finals?

The 2023 NBA Finals will primarily be televised on ABC, but you can also watch the games on ESPN+, and you can listen to them on ESPN Radio.

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