via press release:
ABC & ESPN to Present 2014 NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Pacers vs. Heat
NBA Countdown on Site for Pre-game and Halftime Shows throughout Eastern Conference Finals
2014 NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN Prior to Game Two of Eastern Conference Finals
ESPN Radio to Nationally Broadcast Both Conference Finals Series
ABC and ESPN will combine to present the 2014 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the two-time reigning NBA Champion Miami Heat with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and the top-seeded Indiana Pacers with Paul George and Roy Hibbert. The series starts Sunday, May 18, on ABC with Game One at 3:30 p.m. ET from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Mike Breen, analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Doris Burke (@HeyDB) will provide commentary throughout the series.
NBA Countdown – ABC’s and ESPN’s NBA pre-game show – will hit the road for on-site pre-game and halftime shows throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. Countdown will precede every Eastern Conference Finals telecast on ABC and ESPN, starting Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC. Additional Countdown telecasts will generally begin at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. NBA Countdown is hosted by Sage Steele (@SageSteele) with analysts Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons), Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) and Doug Collins.
The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery will air live on ESPN prior to Eastern Conference Finals Game Two at 8 p.m. Mark Jones (@MarkJonesESPN) will host Draft Lottery coverage with Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) and Heather Cox (@HeatherESPN). The telecast will include interviews with draftees and team representatives.
ESPN Radio – the exclusive, national radio home of the NBA Playoffs in its 19th season of NBA postseason coverage – will nationally broadcast both the Eastern Conference Finals and the Western Conference Finals (San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder). Marc Kestecher (@MarcKestecher) and analyst Jon Barry will describe the action for the Eastern Conference Finals, while Kevin Calabro (@RealKCalabro) and Hubie Brown will handle commentary for the Western Conference Finals.
ESPN Deportes will also televise the Eastern Conference Finals with Alvaro Martin and Carlos Morales calling the action. In addition, Claudia Trejos and Sebastian Martinez Christensen will serve as the pre-game and halftime team.
ESPN International will have coverage of both Conference Finals series. The Eastern Conference Finals will be available throughout South America, Central America, Mexico, Caribbean and Oceania, while the Western Conference Finals will be available in Oceania.
2014 Eastern Conference Finals and NBA Countdown schedule:
|Sun, May 18||3 p.m.||NBA Countdown||ABC, WatchABC|
|3:30 p.m.||Game One: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers||ABC, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchABC, ESPN3|
|Tues, May 20||7 p.m.||Kia NBA Countdown||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|8 p.m.||2014 NBA Draft Lottery||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||Game Two: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Sat, May 24||7:30 p.m.||Kia NBA Countdown||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||Game Three: Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Mon, May 26||7:30 p.m.||Kia NBA Countdown||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||Game Four: Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Wed, May 28||7:30 p.m.||Kia NBA Countdown||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||Game Five: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers *if necessary||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Fri, May 30||7:30 p.m.||Kia NBA Countdown||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||Game Six: Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat *if necessary||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Sun, June 1||7:30 p.m.||Kia NBA Countdown||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||Game Seven: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers *if necessary||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|