NBA on ESPN Continues with Wednesday Night and Friday Night Doubleheaders


NBA on ESPN Continues with Wednesday Night and Friday Night Doubleheaders

  • LA Clippers Appear on ESPN Wednesday Night and Friday Night
  • NBA Countdown to Air Paul George Feature Friday

ESPN’s Wednesday night NBA doubleheader tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET in Dallas when the Golden State Warriors, starring three-time NBA Champion Draymond Green, visit the Mavericks, starring reigning Rookie of the Year Luka Dončić. Play-by-play commentator Dave Pasch will be courtside to call the action with analyst Jeff Van Gundy. In the 10 p.m. nightcap, commentator Mike Breen, analyst Doris Burke and reporter Jorge Sedano will call the action at Staples Center as the LA Clippers take on the Boston Celtics.

SportsCenter with Stephen A. Smith presented by Mtn Dew will tip off Wednesday’s coverage beginning at 7 p.m. from ESPN New York Seaport District Studios. The show will preview Wednesday’s doubleheader and feature special guests and NBA analysts. SportsCenter host Scott Van Pelt will lead halftime coverage throughout the night.

Friday’s NBA on ESPN doubleheader tips off at 8 p.m. when the San Antonio Spurs visit the Philadelphia 76ers. Ryan Ruocco will call the action with analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth. In the second half of the doubleheader, beginning at 10:30 p.m., Mike Breen, Doris Burke and Jorge Sedano return to Staples Center to call the marquee matchup between the LA Clippers, featuring Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, and the Houston Rockets, featuring James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

NBA Countdown presented by Mtn Dew will lead into Friday’s doubleheader beginning at 7 p.m. with host, Maria Taylor, analysts Jalen Rose, Jay Williams and Paul Pierce, and senior NBA insider, Adrian Wojnarowski. Friday’s show will debut a special feature on Paul George’s decision to join the LA Clippers during free agency. The NBA Countdown crew will also provide halftime coverage for both matchups.

Date Time (ET) Game Commentators
Wed, Nov. 20 7:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks Dave Pasch, Jeff Van Gundy
Wed, Nov. 20 10 p.m. Boston Celtics at LA Clippers Mike Breen, Doris Burke, Jorge Sedano
Fri, Nov. 22 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers Ryan Ruocco, Hubie Brown, Cassidy Hubbarth
Fri, Nov. 22 10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at LA Clippers Mike Breen, Doris Burke, Jorge Sedano

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.

This Week’s Cast

Monday, Nov. 18 – ESPN2
Amin Elhassan, Zach Lowe, Chiney Ogwumike, Ramona Shelburne

Tuesday, Nov. 19 – ESPN
Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan, Zach Lowe, Tracy McGrady

Wednesday, Nov. 20 – ESPN
Rachel Nichols, Zach Lowe, Tracy McGrady, Clinton Yates

Thursday, Nov 21. – ESPN
Rachel Nichols, Zach Lowe, Tracy McGrady, Scottie Pippen

Friday, Nov 22. – ESPN
Rachel Nichols, Zach Lowe, Tracy McGrady

NBA 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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