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Before Game 1 tonight, consider ESPN/ABC’s NBA Finals coverage milestones

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The 2017 NBA Finals, which tip off tonight (9 ET, ABC, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, and the ESPN App) here at Oracle Arena, are a showcase for streaks.

For the third consecutive year, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will contend for the title – the first time in NBA history that two teams have met three straight years in The Finals.

The Game 1 host Warriors, the 2015 champions, are vying to become the first team in NBA history to finish a postseason 16-0.

The defending NBA champion Cavaliers – with just one loss on the 2017 postseason – will do everything they can to stop the Warriors.

And for the 15th consecutive time, ESPN will produce the NBA Finals on ABC. The longest-tenured NBA Finals broadcast team – Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson and Doris Burke – is entering its eight NBA Finals as a unit. As the slideshow above demonstrates, consistency is a hallmark of ESPN and ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals as well.

Taylor Garrett contributed to this post.

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