ESPN+, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPNU Combine to Distribute Regular-Season NBA G League Games, Playoffs, Finals and the 2019 Winter Showcase

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ESPN+, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPNU Combine to Distribute Regular-Season NBA G League Games, Playoffs, Finals and the 2019 Winter Showcase

  • Over 200 Regular-Season NBA G League Games Available to Stream on ESPN+
  • ESPN+, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPNU to Carry Sixteen NBA G League Winter Showcase Games
  • NBA G League Winter Showcase Championship Game to Air on ESPN2
  • ESPNU and ESPNEWS to Carry Up to Nine Games from the NBA G League Playoffs and Finals

During the 2019-20 NBA G League season, ESPN+, the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service, will stream over 200 regular-season games, including tonight’s 8 p.m. ET matchup between the defending G League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Oklahoma City Blue. Games will stream live on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the season.

For the full schedule: 2019-20 NBA G League Schedule

ESPNU and ESPNEWS will broadcast games from the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase, the NBA G League’s premier in-season scouting event, on Thursday, Dec. 19, and Friday Dec. 20, beginning at 3 p.m. ET and Sunday, Dec. 22, beginning at 2 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 21, coverage will be available to stream on ESPN+, beginning at 3 p.m. The showcase spans four days and features 28 regular-season games in a tournament format. The championship game will air on ESPN2 Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. There will be a $100,000 prize for NBA G League players on the winning team.

NBA G League Winter Showcase

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Thu, Dec 19 3 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase, Court 1 ESPNU
5:30 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPNU
8 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPNU
10:30 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPNU
Fri, Dec 20 3 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPNU
5:30 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPNU
8 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPNEWS
10:30 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPNEWS
Sat, Dec 21 3 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPN+
5:30 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPN+
8 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPN+
10:30 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPN+
Sun, Dec 22 2 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPNEWS
4:30 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase ESPNEWS
7 p.m. NBA G League Winter Showcase, Championship Game ESPN2
9:30 p.m. NBA G-League Winter Showcase ESPNU

In addition to the Winter Showcase, ESPNU and ESPNEWS will combine to televise the 2020 NBA G League Playoffs and Finals. The playoffs begin on Mar. 31 with the first round doubleheader broadcasting on ESPNU. The Playoffs consist of three single-elimination rounds before culminating with a best-of-three NBA G League Finals. The NBA G League Finals tip off on Sunday, Apr. 12.

2020 NBA G League Playoffs and Finals

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Thu, Mar 31 TBD NBA G League Playoffs, First Round ESPNU
  TBD NBA G League Playoffs, First Round ESPNU
Fri, Apr 3 TBD NBA G League Playoffs, Second Round ESPNEWS
TBD NBA G League Playoffs, Second Round ESPNEWS
Tue, Apr 7 TBD NBA G League Playoffs, Semifinals ESPNU
TBD NBA G League Playoffs, Semifinals ESPNU
Sun, Apr 12 TBD NBA G League Finals, Game 1 ESPNU
Tue, Apr 14 TBD NBA G League Finals, Game 2 ESPNU
Fri, Apr 17 TBD NBA G League Finals, Game 3 ESPNU

A record 28 teams will compete in the NBA G League’s 19th season. An all-time-high 42 percent of players on NBA start-of-season rosters had NBA G League experience.  Notable G League alumni include 2019 NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Champion Pascal Siakam, reigning back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year, Rudy Gobert, and NBA All-Star Khris Middleton.  Every NBA team has at least three NBA G League veterans, more than half of NBA teams have at least seven NBA G League veterans, and three NBA clubs (L.A. Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Washington Wizards) have 10 NBA G League veterans on its roster.

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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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