NBA Playoffs: ESPN Networks Combine to Televise Three Game 6s on


NBA Playoffs: ESPN Networks Combine to Televise Three Game 6s on

The 2016 NBA Playoffs will  continue on ESPN with three Game 6s on Friday, April 29. Starting at 7:30 p.m. ET, the Toronto Raptors (leading 3-2) and DeMar DeRozan will visit the Indiana Pacers and Paul George. The game will air on ESPNEWS with Dave Pasch, analyst Jon Barry and reporter Heather Cox calling the action. It will also be available via simulcast on NBA TV. At 8 p.m., the Miami Heat  and Dwyane Wade will visit the Charlotte Hornets (leading 3-2) and Jeremy Lin on ESPN. The team of Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Doris Burke will provide commentary.

In the nightcap, at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN, the Los Angeles Clippers  and DeAndre Jordan will visit the Portland Trail Blazers (leading 3-2) and Damian Lillard. Mike Tirico, will provide play-by-play alongside Hall of Famer and analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Lisa Salters. All three games will also be available on WatchESPN.

The NBA Playoffs will continue with an ABC doubleheader on Sunday, May 1, with games at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Matchups will be determined following the outcome of Friday’s games.

Upcoming NBA Playoffs schedule

Date Time (ET) Telecast Commentators Network(s)
Fri, Apr 29 7:30 p.m. Round 1 / Game 6: Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Heather Cox ESPNEWS/WatchESPN/NBA TV
8 p.m. Round 1 / Game 6: Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Doris Burke ESPN/WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
10:30 p.m. Round 1 / Game 6: Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters ESPN/WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sat, Apr 30 7:30 p.m. Round 2 / Game 1: Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs Kevin Calabro, P.J. Carlesimo ESPN Radio
Sun, May 1 12:30 p.m. NBA Countdown by Straight Talk Wireless Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins ABC
1 p.m. NBA Playoffs on ABC  TBD ABC
3:30 p.m. NBA Playoffs on ABC TBD ABC

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Media contacts:          Ben Cafardo at [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN);

Gianina Thompson at [email protected] (@Gianina_ESPN).


Gianina Thompson

“Never wish for it more than you work for it.” My dad has told me this ever since we watched the New York Yankees win the World Series in 1996. Living by those words has brought me to ESPN as their Senior Publicist for NBA, MLB, FIBA, and Little League. Working for the World Wide Leader in Sports, it comes naturally that I have a competitive nature. Competing on a Division 1 college rowing team and receiving both my master’s and bachelor’s degrees before turning 22 years old, further illustrates that. Sports are more than entertainment; it’s hopes for something bigger than yesterday.
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