Filipino basketball fans are in for a treat as ABS-CBN, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, continues to bring the entire NBA Finals series LIVE on free TV and on SKYcable that started with the June 2 Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Warriors cruised to a victory in games 1 and 2 at Golden State while ignited a late fourth quarter comeback in game 3 to race to a formidable 3-0 lead.
They routed the Cavs in game 1 with an 113-91 win behind Kevin Durant’s 38 points and 2016 MVP Stephen Curry’s six three-pointers. Lebron James’ double-double of 28 points and 15 rebounds could not make up for his team’s 20 turnovers.
They repeated in game 2, 132-113 behind Curry’s 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists performance, along with Durant’s 33-13-6. Jame came up with his own triple double, 29-11-14.
It was Klay Thompson’s turn to get hot as he delivered the early blows, finishing with 30 points, including six triples, in game 3. Durant made the finishing touches that ignited a late rally to shock the Cavs, 118-113, and send the end of the NBA finals to a brink.
Filipino NBA fans caught the action with Filipino commentary on ABS-CBN channel 2 on free TV and on ABS-CBN HD on SKYcable channel 167, courtesy of ABS-CBN Sports’ Boom Gonzalez and TJ Manotoc, who are covering the Finals in the US.
Meanwhile, NBA fans who prefer to watch the game with the original English commentary tuned to the game on S+A Ch. 23 on free TV and on S+A SKYcable channel 17 and S+A HD SKYcable channel 166.
Viewers will continue to experience the best of both worlds as ABS-CBN’s NBA Finals coverage go on with Game 4 scheduled on Saturday (June 10) at 8:30 a.m. on ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN HD, S+A, and S+A HD.
Those outside Metro Manila can also enjoy the games live and in the language of their choice. For Sky subscribers in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Baguio, General Santos, and Dumaguete, NBA Finals will be LIVE in Filipino on ABS-CBN channel 2 and ABS-CBN HD channel 700, and in English on S+A channel 8 and S+A HD channel 701. Sky Direct subscribers can catch the games on ABS-CBN HD channel 2, S+A channel 8, and S+A HD channel 24.
Find out if James, NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader, and Kyrie Irving, the cover of the new NBA2K game, can avoid a sweep and rally for a comeback, or the Warriors foursome of Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green will bring out the broom in Game 4.
If necessary, Game 5 will be on June 13 at 9 a.m., Game 6 on June 16 at 9 a.m., and Game 7 on June 19 at 8 a.m. Replays are available on S+A, ABS-CBN’s free TV sports channel, on the same day at 8 p.m.
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