TNT’s Exclusive Coverage of the Eastern Conference Finals Tips Off Wednesday, May 22, with Miami Hosting Indiana at 8:30 p.m. ET

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May 20th, 2013

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via press release:

TNT’s Exclusive Coverage of the Eastern Conference Finals Tips Off Wednesday, May 22, with Miami Hosting Indiana at 8:30 p.m. ET   TNT will be the exclusive home of the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals when the Miami Heat and LeBron James face the Indiana Pacers and Paul George in a best-of-seven series beginning with Game 1 from Miami on Wednesday, May 22, at 8:30 p.m. ET. The network’s Sports Emmy Award-winning NBA Playoff coverage will feature Marv Albert calling the action with analysts Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller.

Additionally, TNT’s studio team of host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith will be in both cities throughout the series for the live 30-minute NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com pregame show each game night at 8 p.m. and the Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai post-game show.

TNT’s Craig Sager and David Aldridge will be on site to provide reports throughout the Eastern Conference Finals; Rachel Nichols will offer feature stories; and Jared Greenberg will provide reports from the Western Conference Finals.

Miami is making its third consecutive appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals and attempting to repeat as NBA Champions, while Indiana is making its first appearance in the Conference Finals since 2004.

Additional coverage of the Eastern Conference Finals will once again include TNT OverTime on NBA.com – available on desktops, smartphones and tablets – providing a unique companion experience that allows fans to watch the live games via four alternate camera angles along with enhanced stats, voting elements and the ability to interact with an NBA expert and other fans via Twitter. Cisco, adidas and Champs Sports are the presenting sponsors of TNT OverTime during the Eastern Conference Finals.

TNT’s 2013 Eastern Conference Finals Schedule
(All Times ET)

Time/Date Event

Wed., May 22
8 p.m. ET NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Shaquille O’Neal (analyst) and Kenny Smith (analyst)

8:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat, Game 1
Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller (analysts) and Craig Sager (reporter)

Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

Fri., May 24
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

8:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat, Game 2
Albert, Kerr, Miller and Sager

Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

Sun., May 26
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

8:30 p.m. Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers, Game 3
Albert, Kerr, Miller and Sager

Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

Tues., May 28
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

8:30 p.m. Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers, Game 4
Albert, Kerr, Miller and Sager

Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

Thu., May 30
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

8:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat, Game 5 (if nec.)
Albert, Kerr, Miller and Sager

Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

Sat., June 1
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

8:30 p.m. Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers, Game 6 (if nec.)
Albert, Kerr, Miller and Sager

Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

Mon., June 3
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

8:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat, Game 7 (if nec.)
Albert, Kerr, Miller and Sager

Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai
Johnson, Barkley, O’Neal and Smith

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  • Hillbilly

    The Pacers coach has mad Lebron mad. :lol:

  • Melanie P.

    Should be an exciting series. Go Heat!! :)

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