ESPN’s NBA Playoffs Coverage Resumes Tomorrow, Aug. 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET


ESPN’s NBA Playoffs Coverage Resumes Tomorrow, Aug. 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET

ESPN will resume its 2020 NBA Playoffs game coverage Saturday, Aug. 29, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET with Game 5 of the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic series. If Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks win Game 5 they will advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Mike Breen will provide play-by-play commentary alongside analyst Jeff Van Gundy, with sideline reports from Malika Andrews. ESPN will provide studio coverage beginning at 3 p.m.

Coverage continues on Sunday, Aug. 30, with an afternoon ESPN doubleheader. At 1 p.m., the Boston Celtics, starring Jayson Tatum, take on the Toronto Raptors, starring Kyle Lowry, in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series. Dave Pasch will call the action with analyst Doris Burke. Malika Andrews will report from the sidelines. In the second half of the doubleheader the LA Clippers, led by Kawhi Leonard, look to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals when they face the Dallas Mavericks, led by Luka Dončić, at 3:30 p.m. in Game 6. Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson will call the game with sideline reports from Cassidy Hubbarth. The Clippers vs. Mavericks game will also be available on ESPN Radio with Sean Kelley and P.J. Carlesimo calling the action.  The Jump presented by Mountain Dew will provide pregame and halftime coverage beginning at noon with host Rachel Nichols featuring a cast of NBA analysts.

ESPN officiating expert, Steve Javie, will provide analysis remotely throughout the weekend.

Date Time (ET) Game/Event Commentators Network(s)
Sat, Aug. 29 3:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Malika Andrews Steve Javie ESPN, ESPN App
Sun, Aug. 30 1 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Dave Pasch, Doris Burke, Malika Andrews, Steve Javie ESPN, ESPN App
Sun, Aug. 30 3:30 p.m. LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Cassidy Hubbarth, Steve Javie ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN App

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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