This week’s NBA Playoffs game coverage on ESPN tips off on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with Game 2 of the Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Eastern Conference semifinals. Game coverage begins on at 5:30 pm ET with play-by-play commentator Dave Pasch, analyst Doris Burke and sideline reporter Malika Andrews. At 8:30 p.m. on ABC, Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets go head-to-head with Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz in Game 7 of the Western Conference Playoffs. The winner of this matchup advances to the Western Conference semifinals. Mark Jones will provide play-by-play commentary alongside analyst Mark Jackson, with Cassidy Hubbarth reporting from the sidelines.
NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew will provide pregame coverage and halftime reports on ESPN and ABC with host Maria Taylor and analysts Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose and Stephen A. Smith.
Game coverage returns to ESPN on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. when Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks face Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series. Dave Pasch, Doris Burke and Malika Andrews will call the action.
The Wednesday 9 p.m. nightcap will feature either Game 7 of the Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder series or Game 1 of the Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Western Conference semifinals. Mark Jones, Mark Jackson and Cassidy Hubbarth will provide analysis and reporting for the night.
ESPN officiating expert, Steve Javie, will provide analysis remotely for all four games.
|Tue, Sep 1||5 p.m.||NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew||Maria Taylor, Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose, Stephen A. Smith||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Tue, Sep 1||5:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors||Dave Pasch, Doris Burke, Malika Andrews, Steve Javie||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Tue, Sep 1||8 p.m.||NBA Countdown presented by Draft Kings||Maria Taylor, Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose, Stephen A. Smith||ABC, ESPN App|
|Tue, Sep 1||8:30 p.m.||Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets||Mark Jones, Mark Jackson, Cassidy Hubbarth, Steve Javie||ABC, ESPN App|
|Wed, Sep 2||6:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks||Dave Pasch, Doris Burke, Malika Andrews, Steve Javie||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Wed, Sep 2||9 p.m.||Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers OR Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets||Mark Jones, Mark Jackson, Cassidy Hubbarth, Steve Javie||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN App|
All ESPN and ABC programming is available to stream on the ESPN App.