The red-hot Houston Rockets – led by Dwight Howard and James Harden – will visit the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on Sunday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Mike Breen, analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Lisa Salters will provide commentary on ABC while Kevin Calabro and analyst Jon Barry will describe the action for ESPN Radio. NBA Countdown precedes the game at 3 p.m. with Sage Steele, Doug Collins, Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons.
NBA on ESPN
The NBA on ESPN continues with a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 12, when the Brooklyn Nets and Deron Williams visit the Heat and James at 7 p.m. Mike Breen will handle the call with analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Lisa Salters. In the nightcap, the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs and dynamic duo Tony Parker and Tim Duncan will host the Portland Trail Blazers – led by Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge – at 9:30 p.m. Dave Pasch, analyst Doug Collins and reporter J.A. Adande will provide commentary.
Next week’s lineup includes a special St. Patrick’s Day doubleheader on Monday, March 17, beginning at 8 p.m. when the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant visit the Chicago Bulls and Joakim Noah. Mike Breen, Hubie Brown and Lisa Salters will again provide commentary. At 10:30 p.m., the Denver Nuggets and Ty Lawson will host the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul. Mike Tirico will join analyst Jon Barry and reporter Heather Cox for commentary for ESPN while Marc Kestecher and analyst P.J. Carlesimo will describe the action for ESPN Radio.
- SportsCenter coverage will include insights from ESPN NBA analysts Tim Legler, Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo and Bruce Bowen throughout the week.
- NBA Tonight will be hosted by Freddy Lomeli with ESPN NBA analyst Avery Johnson on Wednesday, March 12, at 1 a.m. and with SVP and Russillo’s Ryen Russillo on Friday, March 14, at 1:30 a.m. Host Cassidy Hubbarth returns on Monday, March 17, at 1 a.m. alongside ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler.
ESPN.com’s daily coverage from ESPN NBA Insiders Marc Stein, J.A. Adande, Israel Gutierrez, Henry Abbott, Kevin Pelton, Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh continues along with Stein Line Live, True Hoop, Hollinger’s Playoff Odds, chats, interactive polls and more.
WatchESPN & WatchABC
NBA games and Countdown are available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, Xbox and Roku players via WatchESPN and on computers, smartphones and tablets via WatchABC.
|Wed, Mar 12||7 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat Presented by State Farm
Mike Breen, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters
|9:30 p.m.||Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs Presented by State Farm
Dave Pasch, Doug Collins, J.A. Adande
|1 a.m.||NBA Tonight
Freddy Lomeli, Avery Johnson
|Fri, Mar 14||1:30 a.m.||NBA Tonight
Freddy Lomeli, Ryen Russillo
|Sun, Mar 16||3 p.m.||NBA Countdown
Sage Steele, Doug Collins, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons
|3:30 p.m.||Houston Rockets at Miami Heat Presented by State Farm
ABC: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa SaltersESPN Radio: Kevin Calabro, Jon Barry
|ABC, ESPN Radio, WatchABC|
|Mon, Mar 17||8 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls Presented by State Farm
ESPN: Mike Breen, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters
|ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|10:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets Presented by State Farm ESPN: Mike Tirico, Jon Barry, Heather CoxESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, P.J. Carlesimo||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|1 a.m.||NBA Tonight
Cassidy Hubbarth, Tim Legler
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