Big Night of Hoops on ABC & ESPN Saturday: Celtics-Rockets, UNC-Duke

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Big Night of Hoops on ABC & ESPN Saturday: Celtics-Rockets, UNC-Duke

  • Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets Featured On NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC presented by YouTube TV
  • 9 UNC Takes On No. 5 Duke on ESPN for Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T: A Sonic Blockbuster

Tomorrow night, Sat., March 3, major NBA and men’s college basketball action will take place on ABC and ESPN in the primetime slot.

The Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving will visit the Houston Rockets and James Harden at 8:30 p.m. ET for NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC presented by YouTube TV. Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and sideline reporter Lisa Salters will call the action. NBA Countdown presented by Straight Talk Wireless will precede the game at 8 p.m. on ABC with host Michelle Beadle and analysts Jalen Rose and Paul Pierce.

On the college front, No. 9 UNC will visit No. 5 Duke for Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T: A Sonic Blockbuster on ESPN at 8:15 p.m. Dan Shulman, analyst Jay Bilas and sideline reporter Maria Taylor will be the broadcast trio for the latest chapter in this storied rivalry. College Game Day Covered by State Farm will be on site for a morning show at 11 a.m., and the evening edition tips off at 8 p.m. leading into the matchup on ESPN. Host Rece Davis will be joined by analysts Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams.

Time (ET) Telecasts Commentators Network
NBA Saturday Primetime presented by YouTube TV
8 p.m. NBA Countdown presented by Straight Talk Wireless Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Paul Pierce ABC
8:30 p.m. NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC presented by YouTube TV: Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Lisa Salters ABC
Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T: A Sonic Blockbuster
11 a.m. /

8 p.m.

College Game Day Covered by State Farm Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg, Jay Williams, Jay Bilas ESPN
8:15 p.m. Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T: A Sonic Blockbuster: No. 9 UNC at No. 5 Duke Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor ESPN

 

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Media contacts: Gianina Thompson at 860-766-3496 or [email protected]; Anna Negron at 860-766-2233 or [email protected] 

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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