ABC & ESPN Combine to Televise Seven NBA Playoff Games This Weekend

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ABC & ESPN Combine to Televise Seven NBA Playoff Games This Weekend

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis, Plus the Defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs in Action
  • Head Coaches & ESPN NBA Analysts Jeff Van Gundy, Hubie Brown, Doug Collins, Mark Jackson, P.J. Carlesimo Providing Coverage

 ABC and ESPN will combine to televise seven NBA playoff games this weekend – Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26. The schedule with commentator information is below:

 Friday, April 24 on ESPN/ESPN2

The Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki will host the Houston Rockets and James Harden in Game 3 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Mike Tirico, the legendary Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown and reporter Heather Cox will provide commentary.

Concurrently, ESPN2 will televise the Washington Wizards and John Wall as they host the Toronto Raptors and Kyle Lowry in Game 3, beginning at 8 p.m. Mark Jones, analyst Doris Burke and reporter J.A. Adande will have the call.  In the nightcap at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN, Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Lisa Salters will cover the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan’s Game 3 match-up with the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul. All ESPN/ESPN2 games are also available via WatchESPN.

Saturday, April 25 on ESPN

ESPN will televise a prime-time doubleheader beginning at 8 p.m. as the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry visit the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis in Game 3. Dave Pasch, analyst Jon Barry and reporter Israel Gutierrez will call the action. The game will also be available on ESPN Radio. At 10:30 p.m., the Portland Trail Blazers and LaMarcus Aldridge will host the Memphis Grizzlies and Marc Gasol in Game 4 with Ryan Ruocco, analyst P.J. Carlesimo and reporter Chris Broussard.

Sunday, April 26 on ABC

NBA Countdown will tip off ABC’s NBA Playoffs coverage at 12 p.m. with host Sage Steele and analysts Doug Collins and Jalen Rose. At 1 p.m., the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will visit the Boston Celtics and Isaiah Thomas in Game 4. The commentators will be Mike Tirico, analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Heather Cox. At 3:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul will visit the San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan in Game 4. Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Lisa Salters will have the call. This match-up will also be available on ESPN Radio.

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 Media contacts: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN);

Gianina Thompson at 860-766-7022 or [email protected] (@Gianina_Thompson).

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Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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