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May 25, 2015 Updates

If both series end in sweeps, the league, its sponsors and TV partners will be faced with an eight-day gap between the end of the Eastern Conference finals and Game 1 of the Finals. "I think that's too long," the Warriors' Draymond Green said Monday. "Maybe it'll be good to rejuvenate a little bit, but I think you could rejuvenate with five or six days, as opposed to [eight]." As a result, league officials explored moving up the start of the Finals to June 2 in the event of two sweeps. But network TV commitments, hotel inventory, international travel and other factors made it logistically unfeasible. CBSSports.com

May 24, 2015 Updates

Were both series to go seven games, the West would've concluded May 31 and the East on June 1, resulting in a two-day turnaround into the Finals. But with the Warriors and Cavs surprisingly dominating their respective series -- the Warriors can close out the Rockets Monday night, while the Cavs won the first two games of their series in Atlanta -- the league is exploring a contingency plan. It's complicated and unlikely, sources say, based on television commitments, hotel capacities, international media travel and other considerations. One person familiar with the discussions described them as being in the "very early exploration" stage. CBSSports.com

Tim Kawakami: There is a rumor that--despite what NBA has said (and I've relayed)--they MIGHT move up the finals to June 2 if GSW and CLE both sweep. I asked a Warriors official about that just now and he said he hadn't heard about it, but I think there is a chance this happens. Twitter @timkawakami

May 20, 2015 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers announced their 2015 preseason schedule on Friday, and it includes two exhibition games against the Jazz in Hawaii. Aloha and mahalo, schedule maker. Utah and L.A., who usually play each other in Southern California each preseason, will play Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 in Honolulu. Deseret News

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The Cavaliers' second-round opponent will be division rival Chicago Bulls and Game 1 will be Monday at The Q at 7 p.m. On Thursday night Chicago went on the road and blew out the Milwaukee Bucks 120-66 to win the series 4-2, advancing to the semi-finals round. The Bucks put up a fight; winning two in a row after the Bulls won the first three games. Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Hawks can finish off the Nets in Game 6 in Brooklyn Friday night. If they do, Game 1 between the Wizards and Hawks would be Sunday at 1 p.m. in Atlanta. If the Nets win to force a Game 7, then the Wizards would have to wait until Tuesday to play the Hawks in Atlanta or the Nets in Washington. Washington Post

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