NBA Second Half is Here: NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers Visit Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets Host New York Knicks in Monday Doubleheader on ESPN

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NBA Second Half is Here: NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers Visit Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets Host New York Knicks in Monday Doubleheader on ESPN

New Orleans Pelicans and Zion Williamson Host LA Clippers and Kawhi Leonard on Sunday

2021 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists to be Unveiled on Tuesday’s Edition of The Jump

ESPN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NBA regular season resumes as the LA Clippers and Kawhi Leonard take on the New Orleans Pelicans and Zion Williamson this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Commentator Mark Jones and NBA analyst Richard Jefferson will have the play-by-play on site in New Orleans. Starting at 8:30 p.m., commentator Marc Kestecher and analyst Jon Barry will also have the call on ESPN Radio.

The New York Knicks and Julius Randle visit the crosstown Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving Monday at 8 p.m. as part of a prime time NBA doubleheader on ESPN. Hall of Famers Mike Breen and Doris Burke will provide remote commentary as Malika Andrews reports from on site. Next at 10:30 p.m., the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry host the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James, with Dave Pasch and Mark Jackson on the call. Officiating expert Steve Javie will also contribute to both telecasts.

On Tuesday’s 3 p.m. edition of The Jump hosted by Rachel Nichols, the 2021 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists are set to be announced. The telecast will also feature analysis and reporting by senior NBA writer Zach Lowe, senior writer and commentator Jackie MacMullen and former NBA players and analysts Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins. Wednesday’s 3 p.m. telecast with host Nichols will feature commentator and WNBA star Chiney Ogwumike, former NBA player and commentator Robert Horry and NBA insider and senior writer Ramona Shelburne.

This week on ESPN.com, NBA senior writer Kevin Pelton digs into the data around how head coach hiring processes hinder Black candidates. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Kevin Arnovitz shares league insider thoughts, including those of the Philadelphia 76ers Daryl Morey, on how 3-pointers have affected the game. On Thursday, during a Q&A session with NBA writer Nick Friedell, New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau discusses lessons learned from his time away from the game. On Friday, NBA analyst Kirk Goldsberry takes a look at how the majority of over-30 NBA superstars have become coastal elites.

Additional NBA content, including this week’s power rankings featuring second-half and trade deadline predictions, is available on the NBA section of ESPN.com. 

All NBA on ESPN games are available to stream on the ESPN App.

Upcoming NBA on ESPN Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Commentators Network(s)
Sun, Mar 14 9 p.m. LA Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Mark Jones, Richard Jefferson

 

ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Jon Barry

ESPN, ESPN App, ESPN Radio
Mon, Mar 15 8 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets Mike Breen, Doris Burke, Malika Andrews, Steve Javie   ESPN, ESPN App
  10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors Dave Pasch, Mark Jackson, Steve Javie ESPN, ESPN App

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