On Tuesday night, the Golden State Warriors were set to host the Portland Trail Blazers on Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Despite losing Kevin Durant to injury in their series against the Houston Rockets, the Warriors survived with a dominant second-half performance from Steph Curry in Game 6.
Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers overcame a significant deficit against the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals to set up a date with the reigning champions.
Before Game 1 tipped off, ESPN showcased Klay Thompson on the floor shooting in the pregame.
On its graphic over the video, ESPN accidentally put the Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors.
Check it out.
— C.B. Lucion (@CBLucion3) May 15, 2019
As if Portland and star point guard Damian Lillard needed any extra fuel for tonight’s contest, ESPN forgetting who the Warriors’ opponent is should do the trick.
Lillard and the Trail Blazers are heavy underdogs in the series despite Durant’s injury.
Another intriguing storyline for tonight’s game involves the Curry brothers. Steph and Seth Curry are the first brothers to play in a conference finals.
Game 1 of the series tips off later tonight. Golden State and Portland are set for a 9:00 p.m. ET tipoff on ESPN.