ESPN Adds Saturday’s Golden State Warriors-Memphis Grizzlies Game to Significant Night of Live Event Programming

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ESPN Adds Saturday’s Golden State Warriors-Memphis Grizzlies Game to Significant Night of Live Event Programming

  • Season Finale of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls
  • 2016 Frozen Four National Championship on ESPN2
  • Heroes of the Dorm: “Heroic Four” to Air on ESPNU

 As the Golden State Warriors continue to pursue a record-setting regular season (69-9 as of April 6), ESPN has added the Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies game on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. ET to its schedule. The telecast is part of a significant night of live event programming across ESPN platforms.

In addition to the Warriors vs. Grizzlies game on ESPN, the Chicago Bulls, who are fighting for a playoff spot, will host the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers in the season finale of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC presented by La Quinta at 8:30 p.m. NBA Countdown, hosted by Sage Steele with analysts Doug Collins and Jalen Rose, will precede the game at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Game commentators

Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, and reporter Doris Burke will call the Warriors vs. Grizzlies telecast, while Mike Tirico and Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown will provide commentary for the Cavaliers vs. Bulls telecast.

In addition to both NBA games on Saturday night, ESPN will also televise the 2016 Frozen Four National Championship, now airing on ESPN2. John Buccigross and Barry Melrose will call the action, with Quint Kessenich reporting from between the benches and Victoria Arlen providing features on the participating teams and players.

The Heroes of the Dorm: “Heroic Four” telecast will now air on ESPNU.

 ESPN’s Saturday night schedule

Time(ET) Telecast Network(s)
8 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies presented by State Farm ESPN, WatchESPN
8 p.m. 2016 Frozen Four National Championship ESPN2, WatchESPN
8 p.m. Heroes of The Dorm: “Heroic Four” ESPNU, WatchESPN
8 p.m. NBA Countdown ABC
8:30 p.m. NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC presented by La Quinta: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls ABC, WatchESPN

Note: ESPN’s Golden State-Memphis telecast will not be available in the Golden State Warriors’ television territory.

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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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