NBA on ESPN Continues with Monday Night and Wednesday Night Doubleheaders


NBA on ESPN Continues with Monday Night and Wednesday Night Doubleheaders

Two New Episodes of Kevin Durant’s “The Boardroom” Available Now Exclusively on ESPN+

This week’s NBA on ESPN slate tips off on Monday at 8:00 p.m. ET, when Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors host LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs. Dave Pasch will be courtside with analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, and Doris Burke as the sideline reporter. The telecast will be subject to local blackout restrictions in the Golden State home market. In the 10:30 p.m. nightcap, Ryan Ruocco and P.J. Carlesimo call the action when the Indiana Pacers visit the Portland Trail Blazers.

Wednesday’s matchups begin at 7:00 p.m. when the Boston Celtics, led by Kyrie Irving, take on the Philadelphia 76ers, led by Joel Embiid. Mike Breen will call the game courtside at the Wells Fargo Center with analyst Doris Burke and sideline reporter Cassidy Hubbarth. Play-by-play announcer Marc Kestecher and analyst Jon Barry will call the game for ESPN Radio beginning at 6:30 p.m. The second half of Wednesday’s doubleheader tips off at 9:30 p.m. in Oklahoma City when Russell Westbrook and the Thunder host Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors. Mark Jones will call the action with analyst Jeff Van Gundy. Play-by-play announcer Adam Amin and analyst PJ Carlesimo will call the game for ESPN Radio.

The Jump, ESPN’s hour-long NBA news and discussion show, airs at 3 p.m. weekly with host Rachel Nichols. On Thursday Mar. 21 and Friday Mar. 22 The Jump will broadcast special 90-minute episodes, featuring a cast of high-profile analysts, reporters and guests.


In episode three of The Boardroom, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey joins the room to discuss the business and culture of social media. Kevin Durant explains his decision to open up private social media accounts, which he only shared with people close to him. CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers shares how he includes social media in his in-game routine. Episode four talks about the billion-dollar business around the athlete’s body and explains what that means for the players, their data, team analytics and more.

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

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


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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