Tonight begins the NBA 2023 Conference Finals and in episode 2 of the Italian podcast Four Quarters – The NBA in 48 Minutes, we analyze and try to predict the winners of the Western and Eastern Conference: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics. Lebron James and Anthony Davis vs. Jamal Murray and Nicola Jokic on one side; Jimmy Butler vs. Tatum, Brown and the whole city of Boston, on the other. The re-edition of the Orlando’s Bubble of 2020: just three years ago, these four teams met with the Heat and Lakers advancing to the NBA finals. We will see if the outcome of these challenges will be the same in this edition of the playoffs. If you missed the first episode of Four Fourth, you can catch up with it here.
Los Angeles Lakers (7) vs Denver Nuggets (1) Schedule
Below, the schedule with Italian times for all games in the Western Conference finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets. Jokic’s team obviously starts as favorites after eliminating Durant and Booker’s Suns. However, the Los Angeles Lakers, who blanked the Golden State Warriors in six games, should also not be underestimated in any way.
- Game 1: Lakers @ Nuggets | Wednesday 17| 2:30 AM
- Game 2: Lakers @ Nuggets | Friday 19| 2:30 AM
- Game 3: Nuggets @ Lakers | Sunday 21| 2:30 AM
- Game 4: Nuggets @ Lakers | Tuesday 23| 2:30 AM
- *Game 5: Lakers @ Nuggets | Thursday 25| 2:30 AM
- *Game 6: Nuggets @ Lakers | Saturday 27| 2:30 AM
- *Game 7: Lakers @ Nuggets | Monday 29| 2:30 AM
Miami Heat (8) vs Boston Celtics (2) Schedule
Below, the schedule with Italian times for all games in the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Erik Spoelstra’s men are looking for yet another major feat after annihilating the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks. Celtics to center second NBA Finals in a row led by their star, Jayson Tatum.
- Game 1: Heat @ Celtics | Thursday 18 | 2:30 AM
- Game 2: Heat @ Celtics | Saturday 20| 2:30 AM
- Game 3: Celtics @ Heat | Monday 22| 2:30 AM
- Game 4: Celtics @ Heat | Wednesday 24| 2:30 AM
- *Game 5: Heat @ Celtics | Friday 26| 2:30 AM
- *Game 6: Celtics @ Heat | Sunday 28| 2:30 AM
- *Game 7: Heat @ Celtics | Tuesday 30| 2:30 AM