NBA Playoffs: This Weekend’s Television Schedule
via press release:
NBA Playoffs: ESPN, ESPN2 Combine to Televise Four Game 6’s Friday
ABC to Broadcast Two Games Sunday
The NBA Playoffs will continue on ESPN and ESPN2 this Friday, May 3, with four quarterfinal round Game 6 telecasts. ESPN will televise a doubleheader, beginning with the Boston Celtics hosting the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. ET, with Mike Breen, analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Heather Cox providing commentary. At 9:30 p.m., the Oklahoma City Thunder will visit the Houston Rockets with Mike Tirico, analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Holly Rowe calling the action.
ESPN2 will televise a doubleheader simultaneously, beginning with the Atlanta Hawks hosting the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. with Mark Jones, analyst Doris Burke and reporter Chris Broussard providing commentary. At 9:30 p.m. the Los Angeles Clippers will visit the Memphis Grizzlies with commentary from Dave Pasch and analyst Jon Barry.
Additionally, ABC will broadcast two games on Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The games will be a combination of quarterfinal Game 7’s and/or semifinal Game 1’s. KIA NBA Countdown will tip off Sunday’s coverage at 12:30 p.m. with Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons and Michael Wilbon previewing the doubleheader.
NBA Playoffs on ESPN, ESPN2 – Friday, May 3
|Time (ET)||Game 6||Commentators||Network(s)|
|7 p.m.||New York Knicks atBoston Celtics||Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Heather Cox||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|7 p.m.||Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks||Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Chris Broussard||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|9:30 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets||Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Holly Rowe||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|9:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies||Dave Pasch, Jon Barry||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
NBA Playoffs on ABC – Sunday, May 5
|12:30 p.m.||KIA NBA Countdown||Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Michael Wilbon|