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NBA, French Open finales, Stanley Cup playoffs, golf tourney fill weekend schedule

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NBA, French Open finales, Stanley Cup playoffs, golf tourney fill weekend schedule
American Coco Gauff (pictured) will face Iga Swiatek of Poland in the 2022 French Open women's singles final Saturday in Paris. Photo by Maya Vidon-White/UPI | License Photo

MIAMI, June 3 (UPI) -- The NBA Finals, French Open title matches and Stanley Cup playoffs conference finales top this weekend's sports schedule. A PGA Tour golf tournament, international soccer matches and boxing bouts also will air.

MLB regular-season games, NASCAR races and UFC fights will be among the other events broadcast Friday through Sunday.

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Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors and Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics opened the NBA Finals with Game 1 on Thursday in San Francisco. The best-of-seven game series could continue through June 19, if necessary.

"We respect them, and they present unique challenges to us," Warriors guard Klay Thompson told reporters Wednesday, when asked about the Celtics. "But it's just going to be a dogfight.

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"We know how physical and athletic they are, and we expect a hard-fought series."

NBA Finals

Game 2 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday at Chase Center in San Francisco. The series will then head to Boston for Game 3 and Game 4. Game 3. Those games will tip off at 9 p.m. Wednesday and June 10, respectively.

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The Warriors, who are 9-1 this postseason at Chase Center, are favorites to win the series. They are in the NBA Finals for the sixth time in the past eight seasons.

The Celtics, who won Game 1 in San Francisco, can pass the Los Angeles Lakers for the most titles in NBA history if they win the series. The storied franchises each own 17 championships.

French Open

The French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season, will wrap up this weekend in Paris.

No. 5 Rafael Nadal of Spain will face No. 3 Alexander Zverev of Germany in the first of two men's singles semifinals Friday at Roland Garros.

No. 8 Casper Ruud of Norway will battle No. 20 Marin Cilic of Croatia in the second semifinal at Court Philippe-Catrier.

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The men's singles final will air at 9 a.m. EDT Sunday on NBC.

American Cori "Coco" Gauff, the No. 18 seed, will face No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland in the women's singles semifinal. That match will air at 9 a.m. EDT Saturday on NBC.

Stanley Cup playoffs

The Eastern Conference and Western Conference finals will air through next week to determine which teams will meet in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final.

The reigning champion Tampa Bay Lightning will battle the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at 8 p.m. Friday on ESPN. The Rangers own a 1-0 lead in that series.

The Edmonton Oilers will host the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals at 8 p.m. Saturday on TNT.

The Rangers-Lightning series continues with Game 3 at 3 p.m. Sunday on ESPN.

Weekend schedule (all times EDT)

Friday

Tennis

French Open semifinal: Rafael Nadal vs. Alexander Zverev at 8:45 a.m. on Tennis Channel

French Open semifinal: Casper Ruud vs. Marin Cilic at 11:30 a.m. on NBC

Golf

Memorial Tournament: Second round from 2 to 6 p.m. on Golf Channel

MLB

Tigers at Yankees at 7 p.m. on Apple TV+

Braves at Rockies at 8:30 p.m. Apple TV+

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Stanley Cup playoffs

Game 2: Lightning at Rangers at 8 p.m. on ESPN

Saturday

Tennis

French Open women's final: Coco Gauff vs. Iga Swiatek at 9 a.m. on NBC

Golf

Memorial Tournament: Third round from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel; from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on CBS

NASCAR

Truck Series World Wide Technology Raceway at 1:30 p.m. on FS1

Xfinity Series Pacific Office Automation 147 at 4:30 p.m. on FS1

Soccer

Nationals league: Italy vs. Germany at 2:45 p.m. on FuboTV

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Vancouver at 7 p.m. on ESPN+

MLB

Cardinals at Cubs at 7 p.m. on Fox

Angels at Phillies at 7 p.m. on Fox

Stanley Cup playoffs

Game 3: Avalanche at Oilers at 8 p.m. on TNT

Boxing

George Kambosos vs. Devin Haney: Main card at 9 p.m. on ESPN

Sunday

Tennis

French Open men's final: TBD vs. TBD at 9 a.m. on NBC

MLB

Tigers at Yankees at 11:30 a.m. on Peacock

Cardinals at Cubs at 7 p.m. on ESPN

Soccer

World Cup qualifier: Ukraine at Whales at noon on ESPN2

Friendly: Uruguay at USMNT at 5 p.m. on Fox

Golf

Memorial Tournament: Final round from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel; from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on CBS

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Stanley Cup playoffs

Game 3: Rangers at Lightning at 3 p.m. on ESPN

NASCAR

Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 at 3:30 p.m. on FS1

NBA playoffs

Game 2: Celtics at Warriors at 8 p.m. on ABC

Moments from the French Open tennis tournament

Rafael Nadal of Spain holds his trophy after his French Tennis Open's final match against Casper Ruud of Norway, at Roland Garros, outside Paris, France, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Nadal won the title 6-3, 6-3, 6-0. Photo by Maya Vidon-White/UPI | License Photo

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