NBA Finals live scores and schedule

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NBA Finals live scores

Live betting, also known as in-game betting, has quickly become one of the most popular methods of NBA wagering, as it allows bettors to place a wager after the game has already begun.

The thrill of betting on the NBA Finals in real-time is enhanced by the fact that the action can change at any minute, meaning in-game wagers can potentially produce large payouts when placed at the right time.

During each of the up to seven NBA Finals games, many sportsbooks will offer live odds for the matches across multiple markets. Keep in mind that these odds can change with virtually every single possession, so bettors must be on top of their game to take advantage of these ever-changing odds and capitalize on a game's volatility.

With this in mind, don’t forget that you can use BET.CA to access live scores for every game during the NBA Finals, as well as the latest NBA odds from top sportsbooks to help you place in-game bets on the biggest basketball event of the year.

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NBA Finals format

Following the 82-game regular season and the play-in tournament that determines the last two teams who will participate in the postseason, 16 teams compete in the NBA playoffs. There are eight teams each from the Eastern and Western Conference, who then face off against opponents from their own conference according to seedings determined by their regular season record.

The last two teams remaining in each conference face off in the Conference Finals. The two winners of these series are crowned the champions of their conference for that season, and progress to the NBA Finals for the chance to win the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

All playoff series, including the NBA Finals, are played in a best-of-seven structure. Since 2014, the series has been played in the 2–2–1–1–1 format, which means that the team with home-court advantage hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7, while the opposing team hosts games 3, 4, and 6. For the NBA Finals, home-court advantage is given to the team who had the better regular season record.

To win any given NBA playoff series including the NBA Finals, a team must win four games against their opponent. Teams that end their series early with sweeps or dominant performances have the potential benefit of a few more days rest than their opponents ahead of the next series.

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