NBA on ESPN this Week: Golden State vs. Oklahoma City on ABC Saturday Primetime

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NBA on ESPN this Week: Golden State vs. Oklahoma City on ABC Saturday Primetime

Warriors, Rockets and Thunder Broadcast Twice This Week

Kobe Bryant Analyzes James Harden in the Return of Detail Exclusively on ESPN+

This Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET, the Brooklyn Nets visit the Oklahoma City Thunder to tip off this week’s NBA on ESPN lineup. Mark Jones will provide commentary with analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Israel Gutierrez. In the 9:30 p.m. nightcap, Mike Breen and Doris Burke will be courtside at Toyota Center when the back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors go head-to head with James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Play-by-play announcer Marc Kestecher and analyst Jon Barry will call the game for ESPN Radio beginning at 9 p.m.

On Mar. 16 at 8:30 pm, Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder host Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors for this season’s final NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC matchup. Mike Breen will call the action with analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, and Doris Burke as the sideline reporter. Rules analyst, Steve Javie, will be live at the NBA Replay Center in Secaucus, NJ providing his expertise.

Host, Cassidy Hubbarth will be courtside at Chesapeake Energy Arena ahead of Saturday Primetime talking Warriors-Thunder with NBA analysts, reporters and special guests for ESPN’s 30-minute NBA pre-game Twitter show, “Hoop Streams”. The stream begins at 7:30 p.m. at twitter.com/espn.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid visit the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo for the NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC. Mark Jones will provide commentary with analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Lisa Salters for the 3:30 p.m. matchup. Play-by-play announcer Sean Kelley and analyst Jon Barry will call the game for ESPN Radio beginning at 3 p.m. Rules analyst Steve Javie will contribute from the NBA Replay Center. NBA on ESPN returns at 9:00 pm when the Houston Rockets host the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dave Pasch will be courtside with analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Israel Gutierrez.

NBA Countdown, ESPN’s NBA pregame show, will tip off Saturday and Sunday’s game coverage 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 Monday-Wednesday at 3 p.m. this week on ESPN2, featuring a cast of high-profile analysts, reporters and guests.

ESPN+

With 15 new episodes, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant returns to ESPN+ with the unique sports analysis program Detail. The first new episode is available now and features Bryant breaking down the performance of reigning NBA MVP James Harden during the Houston Rockets’ recent matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Harden, the NBA’s top scorer this season, had 31 points in the Rockets 107-91 win over the 76ers in Houston.

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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