ESPN Debuts the First National Broadcast Game using Second Spectrum Technology with its Full Court Press View during Friday’s Bucks-Lakers Matchup

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ESPN Debuts the First National Broadcast Game using Second Spectrum Technology with its Full Court Press View during Friday’s Bucks-Lakers Matchup

Brothers Jeff and Stan Van Gundy to Call Their First NBA Game Together

The Jump Live from MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston

NBA: Year One “All Star Weekend” Episode Available Wednesday Exclusively on ESPN+

NBA Wednesday’s doubleheader tips off at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN when the Boston Celtics host the Portland Trail Blazers. Ryan Ruocco will be courtside with analyst Doris Burke and reporter Jorge Sedano. In the 10:30 p.m. nightcap, brothers Jeff Van Gundy and Stan Van Gundy call their first ESPN NBA game together with play-by-play commentator Dave Pasch at Staples when LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers host Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans.

The NBA on ESPN Friday night matchups begin at 8:00 p.m. in Toronto when Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors host Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. Mark Jones will provide commentary with analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Israel Gutierrez. The league-leading Milwaukee Bucks visit the Los Angeles Lakers in the 10:30 p.m. nightcap. Ryan Ruocco with call the game with analyst Doris Burke.  In addition to the standard telecast, ESPN3 will provide a second viewing option with the debut of the Full Court Press, using Second Spectrum technology. Full Court Press features four different viewing modes: Coach Mode, Player Mode, Mascot Mode, and an analysis feed from ESPN NBA commentator Adam Amin and analysts Zach Lowe, former NBA coach, Tom Thibodeau and Kirk Goldsberry. The additional viewing option will also be available to stream on the ESPN App.

Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers host the star studded Golden State Warriors for this week’s NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC. Mike Breen will call the action beginning at 8:30 p.m. with analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, and reporter Tom Rinaldi. Rules analyst, Steve Javie, will be live at the NBA Replay Center in Secaucus, NJ providing his expertise. Play-by-play announcer Adam Amin and analyst PJ Carlesimo will call the game for ESPN Radio beginning at 8 p.m.

Ahead of Saturday Primetime, Cassidy Hubbarth and Gary Striewski will be live from The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to host ESPN’s new innovative 30-minute NBA pre-game Twitter show, “Hoop Streams”. The show streams an hour prior to ESPN’s NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC broadcasts and during the NBA Playoffs, NBA Conference Finals and NBA Finals. This week’s stream begins at 7:30 p.m. at twitter.com/espn.

The Houston Rockets and James Harden visit the Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving for ESPN’s NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC. Mark Jones will provide commentary with analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Israel Gutierrez for the 3:30 p.m. matchup. Play-by-play announcer Marc Kestecher and analyst Jon Barry will call the game for ESPN Radio beginning at 3 p.m. Rules analyst, Steve Javie, will be live from the NBA Replay Center in Secaucus, NJ providing his expertise.

NBA Countdown, ESPN’s NBA pregame show, will tip off game coverage all week as host Michelle Beadle joins analysts Paul Pierce, Chauncey Billups and Jalen Rose to preview the games and give halftime reports.

The Jump, ESPN’s NBA news and discussion show, airs at 3 p.m. weekly with host Rachel Nichols featuring a cast of high-profile analysts, reporters and guests. On Friday, Mar. 1, the show will broadcast live from Boston at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference with a special 90-minute episode beginning at 3:30 p.m.

NBA: Year One

Halfway through their first season, NBA rookies, including Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and DeAndre Ayton, joined the league’s biggest and brightest stars in Charlotte, NC for the 2019 NBA All-Star festivities. NBA: Year One was behind-the-scenes to document the event. The new “All-Star Weekend” episode will be available on ESPN+ Wednesday, Feb. 27. NBA: Year One gives fans an unprecedented, all-access look of the most notable NBA rookies, on and off the court. ESPN+ is the premium direct-to-consumer sports service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN.

More digital content is available on the NBA section of ESPN.com, including this week’s NBA Power Rankings.

All ESPN programming is available to stream on the ESPN App.

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Shakeemah Simmons-Winter

I am a senior publicist for men’s pro sports, working predominantly with the NBA and FIBA properties. I’m a Jersey City, NJ native, so I cheer for all New York sports and athletes, win or lose. I began my sports career as a small forward for JCPS #9’s elementary basketball team, and then years later gave up my hoop dreams (sort of) to work as the Public Relations Coordinator for the New York Knicks. Prior to working in sports, I briefly worked as an intern turned production assistant for the Wendy Williams Show. I earned a B.A. in Communications from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, where I met my husband Matthew, and later attended New York University to earn a M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. I am excited to continue my sports journey with some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the sports industry.
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