A fan waves a Cleveland Indians flag during a Game 5 watch party fot the Major League Baseball World Series against the Chicago Cubs t Progressive Field, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA has moved up the start time for Tuesday night’s Cleveland Cavaliers game because of the World Series.
The game against Houston at Quicken Loans Arena will now begin an hour earlier at 6 p.m.
The champion Cavaliers requested the change to avoid an extended overlap with Game 6 of the World Series, which starts at 8:08 p.m. at neighboring Progressive Field.
The Cleveland Indians lead the Chicago Cubs 3-2 and can win their first World Series since 1948. In June, the Cavaliers defeated Golden State in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to end the city’s championship drought after 52 years.
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was granted a similar request when the team’s Oct. 25 opener was to begin at the same time as the World Series opener.
The Indians and Cavaliers have shared a downtown sports complex since 1994.