This week’s ESPN NBA Wednesday coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with the SportsCenter with Stephen A. Smith presented by Mtn Dew pre-game show, live from TD Garden. The show will preview Wednesday’s ESPN doubleheader and feature special guests and analysts including former Boston Celtics NBA Champion Paul Pierce.
The doubleheader tips off at 7:30 p.m. when Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics. Mark Jones will call the action with analyst Doris Burke and reporter Lisa Salters. In the second half of the doubleheader, beginning at 10 p.m., play-by-play commentator Dave Pasch and analyst Mark Jackson will be courtside in Utah to call the action between the Jazz, featuring Donovan Mitchell, and the L.A. Clippers, featuring Kawhi Leonard. Scott Van Pelt will lead halftime coverage for both games.
On Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets host James Harden and the Houston Rockets to tip off Friday’s doubleheader. Mike Breen is on the call with analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth. In the 9:30 p.m. nightcap, the Los Angeles Lakers, led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis face the Dallas Mavericks, led by Luka Dončić and Kristaps Porzingis. Ryan Ruocco will call the action from American Airlines Center with Doris Burke.
NBA Countdown, ESPN and ABC’s longstanding NBA pregame show, will lead Friday’s halftime studio coverage with host, Maria Taylor, analysts Jalen Rose and Jay Williams, and senior NBA insider, Adrian Wojnarowski.
|Wed, Oct. 30||7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics||Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Lisa Salters|
|Wed, Oct. 30||10 p.m.||L.A. Clippers at Utah Jazz||Dave Pasch, Mark Jackson|
|Fri, Nov. 1||7 p.m.||Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets||Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Cassidy Hubbarth|
|Fri, Nov. 1||9:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks||Ryan Ruocco, Doris Burke|
The Jump, ESPN’s hour-long NBA news and discussion show, airs Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. with host, Rachel Nichols and a cast of high-profile analysts, reporters and special guests.
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