#DefendTheLand: Guide to Cavs Eastern Conference Finals


LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a basket and foul against the Indiana Pacers in the second half of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 23, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 106-102 to sweep the series 4-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND– The reigning NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing to take on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Game 1 in the best-of-seven series is Wednesday night in Boston. The Celtics are the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

The schedule:

Game 1: Wednesday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston
Game 2: Friday, May 19 at 8:30 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston
Game 3: Sunday, May 21 at 8:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland
Game 4: Tuesday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland
Game 5: Thursday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston*
Game 6: Saturday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland*
Game 7: Monday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston*

*Games 5, 6 and 7 will be played if necessary.

Watch parties:

The Cavaliers will host watch parties for away games at the Q. Fans can watch the action on the Humongotron, and experience all the entertainment of a regular home game.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the Games 1 and 2. Tickets are $5 and proceeds benefit the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. You can buy them at Cavs.com, the Quicken Loans Arena box office and Northeast Ohio Discount Drug Mart locations.

Home games:

Going to Games 3 or 4? Doors open 90 minutes before tipoff. Get there early and follow the “Laws of the Land” by putting on your free Cavs T-shirt. The national anthem is performed by the 20,562 fans in attendance.

Outside the Q, the party starts at 5 p.m. Fan Fest features food trucks, live music, the Cavs entertainment teams and games. It all happens on Gateway Plaza.

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