Celtics Basketball on Comcast SportsNet Returns Monday 10/6

CSNNE_LogoBroadcast Duo Mike Gorman & Tommy Heinsohn Return for 34th Season; Brian Scalabrine Joins Broadcast Team asColor Commentator for Road Games; Abby Chin Returns as Sideline Reporter; and Kyle Draper as Studio Host

Network Announces “Deep Green” — New Weekly Feature in Celtics Pre/Post-Game Show Airing Every Friday

CSNNE.com to Provide the Best Digital & Social Media Experience for Celtics Fans

BURLINGTON, MA, October 2, 2014 – Comcast SportsNet will once again televise every single Boston Celtics game during the 2014-15 season. The Celtics pre-season tips off with the first of eight pre-season games on Tuesday, October 6th as the Celtics take on the 76’ers. The Celtics regular season tips off on Wednesday, October 29th as they face the Brooklyn Nets at The TD Garden beginning at 7:00PM.

Comcast SportsNet’s Celtics’ schedule starts out with a robust month of November with 13 games including the Cleveland Cavaliers; the San Antonio Spurs; Oklahoma City Thunder; and two matchups against the Chicago Bulls. The overall schedule features 90 total telecasts – eight preseason games and 82 regularseason games.

As part of every Celtics telecast, second-year Celtics Coach Brad Stevens will talk exclusively with Comcast SportsNet prior to each game, at halftime, and following each game to give his perspective as the night unfolds.

In addition to a full game schedule, Comcast SportsNet will return this season with broadcast duo Mike Gorman (@celticsvoice) and Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) in their 34th season as Comcast SportsNet’s primary telecast team for all home games.  This season, fan-favorite Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine) will join Comcast SportsNet as color analyst for 35 road games and will contribute to other aspects of Comcast SportsNet’s Celtics coverage including 13 Pre/Post-Game Live shows, weekly appearances on Celtics Insider, and inclusion on other ancillary programming. Cedric Maxwell will join as color analyst on select road games, while Kyle Draper (@KylerDraperTV) and Abby Chin (@TVAbby) will return to the Comcast SportsNet telecasts this season as studio host and courtside reporter, respectively.

“We have a fantastic Celtics broadcast team starting with Mike & Tommy, the best duo in the business, and the return of Kyle and Abby after great debut seasons last year,” said Bill Bridgen, President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet New England. “We are also thrilled to welcome Brian Scalabrine to the broadcast team this year.  His knowledge of basketball and remarkable TV presence, combined with the rest of our team, will no doubt entertain viewers and fans throughout the season.”

Draper will host Celtics Pre-game Live presented by Ace Ticket, Halftime Live presented by McDonald’s, and Celtics Post-game Live presented by New England Ford for every Celtics matchup. Joining Draper in-studio will be a rotating roster of experts including Heinsohn, Scalabrine, and Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix.

As part of this season’s PGL’s, Comcast SportsNet will debut “Deep Green”, a series of off-the-court features appearing weekly in Friday’s Pre/Post-Game Live shows beginning in December.  The first feature will premiere in the Celtics Preview Show on October 24th at 8PM and will be entitled “The Education of Marcus Smart”. Viewers will get to see what Smart has learned through the adversity he has experienced growing up and throughout his life. For every pitfall, Smart recounts the lessons he has learned to become a better man. Now as a member of the Boston Celtics, he is a talented rookie with wisdom beyond his years from an education gained through the lessons he learned throughout his life.

Social media will be a big part of CSNNE.com’s coverage of the Celtics. The online home to Comcast SportsNet will feature Celtics Pulse, which is the best way to track all the in-game social media chatter on the Celtics, including Tweets from CSNNE.com Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely (@sherrodbcsn), @CSNTommy and all Comcast SportsNet talent. Celtics fans can share their comments on Celtics Pulse by using #CelticsTalk. In addition to Celtics Pulse, CSNNE.com will feature all of Blakely’s reporting plus video news coverage from Chevrolet SportsNet Central and Town Fair Tire Sports Tonight.

About Comcast SportsNet New England

Comcast SportsNet New England reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNet’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, Chevrolet SportsNet Central, Arbella Early Edition, Town Fair Tire Sports Tonight, Sports Sunday, Celtics Insider, The Baseball Show, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, New England Football Night, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, CAA football, basketball and more. CSNNE.com, the online home of Comcast SportsNet, provides continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. Comcast SportsNet New England is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.

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NBA TV’s Critically Acclaimed Open Court Returns with “NBA 50 Greatest & The Next 10” Episode Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. ET

Editor’s note – video clips from the first episode of NBA TV’s Open Court:

Shaquille O’Neal’s Next 10 List: http://on.nba.com/1rPbMfM

Isiah Thomas on Reggie Miller: http://on.nba.com/1x2Btd0

Charles Barkley on Chris Webber: http://on.nba.com/1rzhCTf

Panel reaction on Steve Nash: http://on.nba.com/1E4mhAP

Panel on the makeup of great players: http://on.nba.com/1E4mjsj

 

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NBA TV’s Critically Acclaimed Open Court Returns with

“NBA 50 Greatest & The Next 10” Episode Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. ET

Hosted by Ernie Johnson, NBA 50 Greatest Players Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Isiah Thomas Join Panel Featuring Hall of Famer Reggie Miller, NBA Champions Kenny Smith & Chauncey Billups & Five-Time NBA All-Star Chris Webber

Hour-Long Roundtable Discussion Focuses on the Original “NBA 50 Greatest Players”

& Those Who Should be Added as All-Time Legends

Thomas – 50 Greatest Honoree & Selection Panelist – to Live Tweet During Tuesday’s Telecast

NBA TV’s critically acclaimed Open Court series will return Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. ET with a compelling roundtable discussion centered on the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players and the 10 players the panel believes should be added as all-time legends. The hour-long show features a cast of NBA icons including “NBA 50 Greatest” honorees Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Isiah Thomas discussing their inclusion in the original list, players who should be added to the original 50, and the criteria used to measure greatness.

Open Courts “NBA 50 Greatest & The Next 10” episode is hosted by Sports Emmy Award winner Ernie Johnson with Barkley, O’Neal and Thomas, along with Hall of Famer Reggie Miller, NBA Champions Kenny Smith and Chauncey Billups and five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber.

The panel – featuring a combination of TNT and NBA TV analysts, along with the recently retired Billups – considers the credentials of current and recent stars including Kevin Durant, Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady, Steve Nash, Paul Pierce and Dwyane Wade, as well as omissions from the original list such as Bob McAdoo and Dominique Wilkins.  While quick to acknowledge sure-fire additions – Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Allen Iverson and LeBron James – the discussion intensifies when the group weighs the merits of panelists Miller and Webber.

Thomas, a member of the original “50 Greatest” selection panel in 1996, will live tweet during Tuesday’s episode via the @NBATV twitter handle.

The Open Court series will continue weekly throughout October with three additional new episodes – “The Game is Changing” on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 9:30 p.m.; “2014-15 Season Preview” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.; and “NBA Champions Edition” on Monday, Oct. 27, at 10 p.m.

Excerpts from the season premiere of Open Court:

O’Neal on being named one the original NBA 50 Greatest Players: “When they named me to the top 50, I felt my name was added a little too quickly. It was my third or fourth year [in the league]…I took a lot of flak for being on the list. I felt like names like Bob McAdoo should have been on that list before me.  Alex English, Dominique Wilkins could’ve easily been on that list before me.”

Barkley on what it meant to be at the ceremony: “When we were all in the room, it was amazing…basketball more than any other sport, especially with the All-Star Weekend…We do such a good job of celebrating our past. I was kind of in shock. You sit around and say, ‘Wow, that’s Wilt Chamberlain. Wow, that’s Bill Russell. That’s Jerry West.  That’s Elgin Baylor.”

Thomas on why Bob McAdoo should be added to the list: “Bob McAdoo was the MVP of this league. When you talk about changing the game, he’s a 6-11 dude shooting threes. He was the first ‘stretch four.’ The original. The real one. He totally changed the game.”

Miller on whether two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash should be added to the list: “If we were all GMs, and you had Jason Kidd, Gary Payton and Steve Nash all lined up, he [Nash] would be the third point guard taken. That’s why I can’t put him on there.”

About NBA TV

NBA TV is a part of NBA Digital, the NBA’s extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA LEAGUE PASS Digital, NBA Mobile, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

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SiriusXM to Launch Inaugural NBA Training Camp Tour

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSiriusXM to Launch Inaugural NBA Training Camp Tour

SiriusXM NBA Radio channel to visit a dozen NBA pre-season camps leading up to 2014-15 season

Tour will feature NBA Champion Spurs, Celtics, Nets, Hornets, Cavaliers, Warriors, Rockets, Clippers, Thunder, Suns, Trail Blazers and Raptors

NEW YORK – September 30, 2014 – SiriusXM will launch its inaugural SiriusXM NBA Radio Training Camp Tour tomorrow, October 1, and will visit a dozen NBA team pre-season training camps leading up to the 2014-15 season, giving fans the most in-depth NBA preview available on radio.

Starting with the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, SiriusXM NBA Radio hosts will visit training camp sites to interview players, coaches and franchise executives, and get an inside look at the team as they prepare for the coming season.  In the days following the visit, the hosts will dedicate a regularly scheduled SiriusXM NBA Radio show to previewing a specific team, and will present an expert breakdown on everything they learned from that team’s camp.  Listeners will hear one-on-one interviews as well as the hosts’ evaluations, and will also be invited to call in to the program and participate in the discussion about their favorite teams and players.

Each team preview show will air nationwide on SiriusXM NBA Radio (XM channel 86, Sirius channel 207), which is available on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and at SiriusXM.com.  A schedule with airtimes and hosts appears below and at www.SiriusXM.com/NBA.

In addition to the Spurs, featured teams on the tour will include the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors.

SiriusXM NBA Radio hosts on the tour will include former players and coaches including Antonio Davis, Mike Dunleavy Sr., Eddie Johnson, Malik Rose, Jerry Stackhouse and Mateen Cleaves, as well as Frank Isola and Justin Termine.

“The SiriusXM NBA Radio Training Camp Tour will showcase the extraordinary depth of NBA coverage that SiriusXM offers our subscribers,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming.  “We have a remarkable roster of expert hosts who will take our listeners inside these training camps and deliver the kind of well-informed perspective on the league and its teams that you won’t find anywhere else on radio.”

2014 SiriusXM NBA Radio Training Tour – Show Schedule: (All times ET)

Oct. 1:  San Antonio Spurs

Airs 7-10 am, Hosts: Frank Isola and Malik Rose

Oct. 3:  Boston Celtics

3-6 pm, Hosts: Justin Termine and Mateen Cleaves

Oct. 6:  Brooklyn Nets

            7-10 am, Hosts: Frank Isola and Jerry Stackhouse

Oct. 8: Houston Rockets

            3-6 pm, Hosts: Justin Termine and Mateen Cleaves

            Oct. 10: Toronto Raptors

                        7-10 am, Hosts: Frank Isola and Antonio Davis

            Oct. 13: Portland Trail Blazers

                        3-6 pm, Hosts: Justin Termine and Mike Dunleavy, Sr.                             

Oct. 15: Golden State Warriors

                        3-6 pm, Hosts: Justin Termine and Eddie Johnson

            Oct. 20: Los Angeles Clippers

                        3-6 pm, Hosts: Justin Termine and Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

            Oct. 21: Phoenix Suns

                        3-6 pm, Hosts: Justin Termine and Eddie Johnson

            Oct. 23: Charlotte Hornets

                        7-10 am, Hosts: Frank Isola and Malik Rose

            Oct. 27: Cleveland Cavaliers

                        7-10 am, Hosts: Frank Isola and Jerry Stackhouse

 Oklahoma City Thunder

                        3-6 pm, Hosts: Justin Termine and Mateen Cleaves

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NBA TV’s Comprehensive Preseason Coverage to Feature 30 Live Game Telecasts, NBA Real Training Camp and Media Day Reports From Around the League

NBA-TV-Logo Live Preseason Game Coverage Opens with Anticipated Return of LeBron James to Cleveland; Includes Multiple Appearances by Spurs, Cavaliers, Bulls, Lakers, Clippers and Rockets

NBA Real Training Camp Tips Off With Timberwolves’ “Dunks After Dark” Special Event Sept. 29, Followed by Trail Blazers, Lakers, Suns and Wizards

NBA TV to Feature Live Coverage of NBA Media Days Beginning Friday, Sept. 26

NBA TV is the home to nearly 100 hours of live NBA preseason coverage as fans gear up for the 2014-15 regular season – starting Friday, Sept. 26, with NBA Media Days and followed by the return of NBA Real Training Camp, along with 30 live game telecasts. The network’s live game action will feature multiple appearances by the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, and offers an early look at players and coaches with their new teams.

Live game coverage will tip off Sunday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. ET, with the anticipated debut of four-time NBA MVP LeBron James in his return to Cleveland when the Cavaliers host Maccabi Tel Aviv.  Along with James’ return, the telecast will also mark the debut of All-Star forward Kevin Love with the Cavaliers and first-year Cavs head coach David Blatt against his former Euroleague club. NBA TV will present pre, post and halftime coverage of the preseason opener with host Rick Kamla and analyst Dennis Scott in studio.

Preseason coverage will also include four games taking place outside the United States as part of NBA Global Games 2014.  The international exhibition will begin Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., when the Spurs and 14-time All-Star Tim Duncan visit eight-time German champions Alba Berlin. Later that week, the Spurs will visit Turkey to face Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul on Saturday, Oct. 11 at noon.  The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings will close out the NBA’s global preseason tour with games in Shanghai and Beijing, on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 1 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 a.m. The complete NBA TV preseason schedule is listed below.

NBA Real Training Camp

NBA TV’s NBA Real Training Camp will go all-access with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards as they prepare for the upcoming season.  The preseason series will provide exclusive access to practice sessions, players, coaches and front office executives, along with interviews and analysis live from training sites around the NBA.

The series will tip off with the Timberwolves on Monday, Sept. 29, at 12:30 a.m., with the network covering the team’s special late night event – “Dunks After Dark” – live from the campus of Minnesota State University. NBA TV analysts Greg Anthony and Isiah Thomas will be on site as the new-look Timberwolves and first overall NBA Draft pick Andrew Wiggins take the floor for a scrimmage and team dunk contest.

Coverage will continue with NBA TV’s Steve Smith and Vince Cellini visiting the Trail Blazers training camp on Friday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. The next day, analysts Reggie Miller and Rick Fox will visit the Lakers on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., as 16-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant returns from injury. Start times are subject to change.

The following week, Grant Hill and host Kevin Ray will visit with the Suns on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., before the five-team series concludes with Scott and David Aldridge reporting from the Wizards’ special workout at the Fort Belvoir Army Base, in northern Virginia on Monday, Oct. 13.

NBA Media Days

NBA TV and NBA.com will feature live coverage of NBA Media Days starting Friday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. with on-site reports from the Nets, Cavaliers, Spurs and Miami Heat.  Live coverage including interviews and press conferences with players and coaches will continue Monday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. with the Bulls, Rockets, Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Matt Winer will host Friday’s coverage with analysts Hill and Thomas, with Rick Kamla hosting alongside analysts Scott and Stu Jackson on Monday.  NBA TV will also televise a one-hour NBA Media Day recap show Friday and Monday at 7 p.m.

Following is NBA TV’s preseason schedule (from host cities unless noted):

NBA TV Preseason Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup
Sunday, Oct. 5 6 p.m. Maccabi Tel Aviv at Cleveland Cavaliers
Monday, Oct. 6 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics
10 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers (from San Diego)
Tuesday, Oct. 7 7:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday, Oct. 8 2 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Alba Berlin from Berlin
7:30 p.m. New York Knicks at Boston Celtics (from Hartford)
Thursday, Oct. 9 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers
Friday, Oct. 10 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, Oct. 11 12 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
8:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks
Sunday, Oct. 12 1 a.m. Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings (from Shanghai)
1 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards
9:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (from Ontario, Calif.)
Monday, Oct. 13 8 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets
Tuesday, Oct. 14 7 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers
Wednesday, Oct. 15 7:30 a.m. Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings from Beijing
7 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers (from Cincinnati)
Thursday, Oct. 16 7 p.m. Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
10 p.m. Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers (from Anaheim)
Friday, Oct. 17 7:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers
Saturday, Oct. 18 7 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers (from Las Vegas)
Sunday, Oct. 19 3 p.m. Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets
8 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls
Monday, Oct. 20 7 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (from Columbus, Ohio)
Friday, Oct. 24 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers

About NBA TV

NBA TV is a part of NBA Digital, the NBA’s extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband, NBA Mobile, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

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ABC & ESPN 2014-15 NBA Schedule

NBA-on-ESPN-logoNBA_on_ABCLeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony in Action during Star-studded NBAOpening Week on ESPN

LeBron James Returns to Miami for Cleveland Cavaliers-Miami Heat Christmas Day Showdown

Oklahoma City Thunder and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant Lead the Way with 16 Total Appearances

ABC & ESPN Combine for 90 National Regular-season NBA Telecasts

Star-studded NBA Opening WeekonESPN

The NBA returns to ESPN on Wednesday, October 29, for a doubleheader during NBA opening week. At 8 p.m. ET, the Chicago Bulls welcome Derrick Rose back to action as they visit the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony. At 10:30 p.m., the Oklahoma City Thunder and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant will visit the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard. The NBA’s opening week continues on Halloween – Friday, October 31 – as the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James visit the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose at 8 p.m. In the nightcap, the Los Angeles Lakers and the returning Kobe Bryant host the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul at 10:30 p.m.  NBA Countdown will precede both games with special one-hour pre-game shows at 7 p.m.

All ESPN games will be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Fire TV and Apple TV via WatchESPN. ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes will also have coverage throughout the season. In addition, the NBA Countdown pre-game show will generally preview ABC and ESPN games or doubleheaders 30 minutes prior to game time.

NBA Christmas Day Highlighted by LeBron James’ Return to Miami

ABC and ESPN will combine to televise three games on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, beginning at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN when the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony host the Washington Wizards and John Wall. ABC will then broadcast an NBA doubleheader: the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and Tony Parker host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant in a rematch of the 2014 Western Conference Finals at 2:30 p.m., followed by the Miami return of LeBron James as the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade at 5 p.m.

Christmas Day schedule

Time (ET) Telecast Network(s)
12 p.m. Washington Wizards at New York Knicks ESPN, WatchESPN
2 p.m. NBA Countdown ABC, WatchABC
2:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs ABC, WatchABC
5 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat ABC, WatchABC

ABC schedule highlights

v  15 exclusive, national broadcasts and seven doubleheaders, including Christmas Day – Dec. 25, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Mar. 1, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 5;

v  Christmas Day blockbuster doubleheader: Oklahoma City Thunder at defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs at 2:30 p.m.; LeBron James returns to Miami for Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat at 5 p.m.;

v  Multiple appearances by top NBA superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, and more;

v  Six appearances by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant, plus five appearances each by the Cleveland Cavaliers – led by LeBron James – and the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose;

v  Four appearances by the Los Angeles Clippers, featuring the “Lob City” tandem of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin;

v  Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers – Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James in matchup of last two MVPs – Jan. 25;

v  Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers – Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James – on Feb. 8;

v  First-ever Golden State Warriors appearance on Mar. 8;

NBA Countdown pre-game show generally 30 minutes prior to every ABC game or doubleheader.

ESPN schedule highlights

v  75 national telecasts and 34 doubleheaders;

v  LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony in action during star-studded NBA opening week on ESPN;

v  Los Angeles Lakers to visit New York Knicks on Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 1; Phoenix Suns to host Chicago Bulls Super Bowl Weekend on Jan. 30;

v  10 appearances each by the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant, the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan, the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose, the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul and the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard;

v  Nine appearances each by the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry, the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant, the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade, the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony and the Washington Wizards and John Wall;

v  Derrick Rose’s return to the Chicago Bulls to air on ESPN’s opening night of NBA coverage, Oct. 29;

v  First Christmas Day appearance by the Washington Wizards;

v  Special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 19;

v  The Houston Rockets will face the Minnesota Timberwolves in a matchup emanating from Mexico City on Nov. 12;

Kia NBA Countdown pre-game show generally 30 minutes prior to ESPN games or doubleheaders.

ABC Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Thu, Dec. 25 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs
5 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat
Sun, Jan. 25 1 p.m. Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls
3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sun, Feb. 8 1 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder
3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sun, Feb. 22 1 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks
Sun, Mar. 1 1 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago Bulls
3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
Sun, Mar. 8 1 p.m. Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs
3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Sun, Mar. 15 1 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder
3:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers
Sun, Apr. 5 1 p.m. Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
3:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers

ESPN Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Wed, Oct. 29 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Oct. 31 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers
Wed, Nov. 5 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Fri, Nov. 7 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets
Wed, Nov. 12 7:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat
10 p.m. Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves

(From Mexico City)

Fri, Nov. 14 10 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers
Wed, Nov. 19 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers
9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets
Fri, Nov. 21 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers
Wed, Nov. 26 7:30 p.m. New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Dec. 10 8 p.m. New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets
Fri, Dec. 12 7 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Chicago Bulls
9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs
Tue, Dec. 16 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings
Wed, Dec. 17 8 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets
Fri, Dec. 19 8 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
Thu, Dec. 25 12 p.m. Washington Wizards at New York Knicks
Wed, Jan. 7 7 p.m. Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers
9:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves
Fri, Jan. 9 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Jan. 14 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Jan. 16 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers
Mon, Jan. 19 2:30 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks
Wed, Jan. 21 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors
Fri, Jan. 23 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Jan. 28 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns
Fri, Jan. 30 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns
Sat, Jan. 31 9 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs
Sun, Feb. 1 2 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks
Wed, Feb. 4 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors
Fri, Feb. 6 7 p.m. New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
9:30 p.m. Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs
Wed, Feb. 11 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers
Fri, Feb. 20 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Feb. 25 8 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Feb. 27 8 p.m. Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers
Wed, Mar. 4 8 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers
Fri, Mar. 6 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Mar. 11 8 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers
Mon, Mar. 16 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Mar. 18 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Washington Wizards at Utah Jaz
Wed, Mar. 25 7 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks
9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs
Fri, Apr. 3 8 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers
Wed, Apr. 8 7 p.m. Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Hornets
9:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Apr. 15 8 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors

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NBA TV to Televise 97 Games During 2014-15 Regular Season with Multiple Appearances by the Spurs, Cavaliers, Thunder, Bulls, Clippers, Lakers, Heat, Rockets and Warriors

NBA-TV-LogoNetwork Tips Off with Nov. 1 Doubleheader – Bulls vs. Timberwolves at 8 p.m. ET;

Lakers vs. Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

Popular NBA TV Fan Night Presented by Sprint Returns for Sixth Consecutive Season

NBA TV will televise 97 live games during the 2014-15 regular season with the league’s biggest stars and top teams in action including up to nine appearances by the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan, the Cleveland Cavaliers and four-time league MVP LeBron James, the Oklahoma City Thunder and 2014 NBA MVP award winner Kevin Durant, the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose, the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul, the L.A. Lakers and 16-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant, the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade, the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard and the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

The network will tip off its regular season coverage with a doubleheader on Saturday, Nov. 1, when the Bulls and Rose visit the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio at 8 p.m. ET.  The second half of the doubleheader will feature the Lakers and Bryant visiting the Warriors and Curry at 10:30 p.m.  NBA TV’s opening week live game action will also showcase the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony hosting the Charlotte Hornets and Al Jefferson on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Additionally, the network’s popular NBA TV Fan Night presented by Sprint will return for its sixth consecutive season with its first of 16 games on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  Fans will once again have the opportunity to vote for the matchup they most want to see each week via NBA.com, NBA.com mobile web, NBA Game Time App, as well as Facebook and Twitter voting.

NBA TV’s regular season coverage will feature special programming on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day including a live game telecast featuring the Memphis Grizzlies and Zach Randolph hosting the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki on Monday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m.

NBA TV will feature 21 doubleheaders this season including six in April. Additional regular season highlights include (full schedule listed below):

  • Saturday, Nov. 8 The Spurs and Duncan, one of the best big men of all time, hosting the New Orleans Pelicans and rising star Anthony Davis.
  • Monday, Nov. 10 – A doubleheader with the Atlanta Hawks and Al Horford visiting the Knicks and Anthony at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Spurs and Tony Parker visiting its conference rival Clippers and Paul at 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 16 – A match-up featuring two of the league’s premier scorers when the Thunder and Durant host the Rockets and James Harden at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 17 – A doubleheader opening with the Cavaliers and James hosting the Denver Nuggets and Ty Lawson at 7 p.m., followed by the Bulls and Rose visiting the Clippers and Blake Griffin at 10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Two of the Western Conference’s top big men in action when the Rockets and Howard host the Grizzlies and Marc Gasol at 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 15 – An Eastern Conference match-up with familiar faces in new places as the Cavaliers and James host the Hornets and Lance Stephenson at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 5A doubleheader with the Washington Wizards and John Wall visiting the Pelicans and Davis at 8 p.m., followed by the Thunder and Durant visiting the Warriors and Curry at 10:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 15 – The Knicks and Anthony facing the Milwaukee Bucks and rookie forward Jabari Parker in London as part of NBA Global Games at 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 9 – A match-up featuring two of the NBA’s most exciting guards when the Clippers and Paul host the Mavericks and Monta Ellis at 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 23 – A doubleheader starting with the Toronto Raptors and DeMar DeRozan visiting the Pelicans and Davis at 8 p.m., followed by the Grizzlies and Gasol visiting the Clippers and Griffin at 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 1 – Several of the league’s biggest stars in action when the Cavaliers, led by James and Kyrie Irving, visit the Rockets and the combination of Harden and Howard at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 1 – The final month of the regular season tipping off with a doubleheader as the Nets and Williams travel across town to play the Knicks and Anthony at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Western Conference showdown between the Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers, led by LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, at 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10 – A Western Conference doubleheader with the Spurs and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard visiting Houston and Harden at 8 p.m., followed by the Timberwolves and Rubio visiting the Lakers and Bryant at 10:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 13 – The Thunder and Durant hosting the Trail Blazers and Aldridge at 8 p.m., followed by the Grizzlies and Mike Conley visiting Golden State and “Splash Brothers” Curry and Klay Thompson at 10:30 p.m.

NBA TV is coming off a record-setting 2014 NBA Playoffs, which delivered unprecedented audience growth for the network including its most-watched game coverage of all time and its two most-viewed telecasts ever. NBA TV’s seven originally produced live game telecasts averaged 720,000 total viewers to register the network’s most-viewed NBA Playoffs coverage ever and a 137% increase over the comparable playoff coverage last year. The network’s presentation of Game 6 between the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, April 29, produced NBA TV’s most-viewed telecast ever with an average of 1,071,000 total viewers.

Additionally, during the 2013-14 NBA regular season, the NBA TV Fan Night presented by Sprint telecast featuring the Heat and Pacers on December 10 netted the network’s most viewed regular season telecast ever with an average of 920,000 total viewers.

2014-15 NBA TV Regular Season Schedule

(All Times Eastern)

 

Date Time (ET) Game
Saturday, Nov. 1 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Minnesota Timberwolves
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State Warriors
Sunday, Nov. 2 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks
Tuesday, Nov. 4 NBA TV Fan Night **
Saturday, Nov. 8 8:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs
Sunday, Nov. 9 7:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks
Monday, Nov. 10 7:30 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at L.A. Clippers
Tuesday, Nov. 11 NBA TV Fan Night **
Friday, Nov. 14 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers
Saturday, Nov. 15 10 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, Nov. 16 7 p.m. Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
Monday, Nov. 17 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at L.A. Clippers
Tuesday, Nov. 18 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Nov. 22 9 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz
Sunday, Nov. 23 7 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
Tuesday, Nov. 25 NBA TV Fan Night
Wednesday, Nov. 26 10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzles at L.A. Lakers
Friday, Nov. 28 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston Rockets
Saturday, Nov. 29 7 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers
Tuesday, Dec. 2 NBA TV Fan Night
Wednesday, Dec. 3 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets
Friday, Dec. 5 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards
10 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Sacramento Kings
Monday, Dec. 8 7:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors
Tuesday, Dec. 9 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Dec. 13 10 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings
Monday, Dec. 15 7 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, Dec. 21 6 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic
Tuesday, Dec. 23 NBA TV Fan Night
Friday, Dec. 26 8 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Oklahoma City Thunder
Saturday, Dec. 27 7:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Miami Heat
10 p.m. New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings
Monday, Dec. 29 7 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets
Tuesday, Dec. 30 NBA TV Fan Night
Friday, Jan. 2 7 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic
Sunday, Jan. 4 9:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at L.A. Lakers
Monday, Jan. 5 8 p.m. Washington Wizards at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors
Tuesday, Jan. 6 NBA TV Fan Night
Monday, Jan. 12 7:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics
Tuesday, Jan. 13 NBA TV Fan Night
Thursday, Jan. 15 3 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks *
Saturday, Jan. 17 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets
Monday, Jan. 19 5 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies
Tuesday, Jan. 20 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Jan. 24 7 p.m. New York Knicks at Charlotte Hornets
10 p.m. Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, Jan. 25 8 p.m. Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets
Monday, Jan. 26 7:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets
Tuesday, Jan. 27 NBA TV Fan Night **
Monday, Feb. 2 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at New Orleans Pelicans
Tuesday, Feb. 3 NBA TV Fan Night **
Saturday, Feb. 7 7 p.m. Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans
Sunday, Feb. 8 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors
Monday, Feb. 9 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, Feb. 21 8 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls
Sunday, Feb. 22 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder
9:30 p.m. Boston Celtics at L.A. Lakers
Monday, Feb. 23 8 p.m. Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at L.A. Clippers
Tuesday, Feb. 24 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Feb. 28 9 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns
Sunday, March 1 7 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets
Monday, March 2 7:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Miami Heat
Tuesday, March 3 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, March 7 7:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, March 8 6 p.m. Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets
9:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Lakers
Monday, March 9 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls
Tuesday, March 10 NBA TV Fan Night
Friday, March 13 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, March 14 7 p.m. Sacramento Kings at Washington Wizards
Sunday, March 15 9 p.m. New York Knicks at Phoenix Suns
Tuesday, March 17 NBA TV Fan Night
Monday, March 23 7:30 p.m. Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets
Saturday, March 28 10 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, March 29 9 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns
Monday, March 30 7:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors
10 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers
Wednesday, April 1 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks
10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, April 5 7 p.m. Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs
9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers
Friday, April 10 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at L.A. Lakers
Saturday, April 11 7:30 p.m. Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at L.A. Clippers
Sunday, April 12 7 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets
9:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Lakers
Monday, April 13 8 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors

* – Game to be played at O2 Arena, London, England

** – Denotes Fan Night Doubleheader

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TNT Tips Off 2014-15 NBA Regular Season with Blockbuster Opening Week Doubleheaders Featuring NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James’ Homecoming, Kobe Bryant’s Return, MVP Kevin Durant & More in Action

nba-on-tntTNT to Feature Marquee Primetime Christmas & MLK Day Doubleheaders

Network’s 53-Game Regular Season Schedule to Showcase NBA’s Biggest Stars

with Multiple Appearances by League’s Top Teams

Turner Sports, entering its 31st consecutive year of NBA coverage, will feature a 53-game schedule during the 2014-15 NBA regular season including 10 appearances on TNT by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, nine appearances by the Los Angeles Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors, seven appearances by the San Antonio Spurs and six appearances by the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns.  TNT will televise 19 Thursday night NBA doubleheaders during the regular season.

TNT will tip off the 2014-15 NBA regular season with highly anticipated doubleheaders beginning with opening night coverage on Tuesday, Oct. 28, featuring the NBA Champion Spurs and Tim Duncan hosting the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki at 8 p.m. ET.  In the second game of the night, Los Angeles’ Kobe Bryant will mark his return from injury to lead the Lakers against former teammate Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets at 10:30 p.m.

This year marks the 19th straight season the network has tipped off with two games on opening night. The network’s opening night coverage will also include San Antonio’s championship ring ceremony during a one-hour TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com pre-game show at 7 p.m.

The network’s blockbuster opening week schedule will continue with LeBron James’ season debut in Cleveland when the Cavs host the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.  The night’s action will conclude with the Thunder and MVP award winner Kevin Durant visiting the Clippers and All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin at 10:30 p.m.

TNT will also televise a marquee doubleheader on Christmas (Thursday, Dec. 25) featuring the Bulls and Derrick Rose hosting the Lakers – with Chicago’s Pau Gasol and L.A.’s Carlos Boozer each facing their former teams – at 8 p.m., followed by the Warriors and “Splash Brothers” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson visiting the Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

Special NBA coverage on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 19) will feature the Bulls visiting the Cavaliers at 8 p.m., followed by the Phoenix Suns and Goran Dragic hosting the Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

Additional TNT regular season schedule highlights (full schedule listed below):

Nov. 6 All three “Texas Triangle” teams in action – the San Antonio Spurs and Tony Parker facing the Houston Rockets and James Harden at 8 p.m., followed by the Dallas Mavericks and Nowitzki visiting the Portland Trail Blazers and LaMarcus Aldridge at 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 A pair of perennial MVP candidates in competition when the Oklahoma City Thunder and Durant host the Cleveland Cavaliers and James at 8 p.m.
Dec. 18 The Chicago Bulls and Rose hosting the Knicks and Anthony at 8 p.m.
Jan. 15 The Lakers and Bryant hosting James and the Cavaliers at 10:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 The Clippers and Griffin visiting the Cavaliers at 8 p.m.
Feb. 12 & 19 TNT televising the last game before the NBA All-Star break – the Cavs and James visiting the Bulls and Rose on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. – and the first national telecasts following the league’s signature midseason events with a doubleheader on Thursday, Feb. 19 – the Thunder and Durant hosting the Mavericks and Nowitzki at 8 p.m., followed by the Spurs and Parker visiting the Clippers and Paul at 10:30 p.m.
March 12 The Cavaliers and James facing the defending champion Spurs at 8 p.m.
March 24 A star-studded doubleheader featuring the Lakers and Bryant against the Thunder and Russell Westbrook at 8 p.m., followed by the Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard hosting the Warriors and Curry at 10:30 p.m.
March 31 A rematch of the 2014 NBA Finals when the Spurs visit the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade at 8 p.m.
April 2 The Cavaliers and James hosting his former Heat team at 8 p.m.
April 7 A rematch of the 2014 Western Conference Finals with the Thunder hosting the Spurs at 8 p.m.
 

In addition to its regular-season coverage, TNT will be the exclusive home of NBA All-Star Weekend’s signature events including the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 13, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 14, and the 64th NBA All-Star Game from New York City on Sunday, Feb. 15. The network will also televise more than 40 NBA Playoff games including first and second round action and the exclusive presentation of the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

TNT’s 2014-2015 NBA Regular Season Schedule
(All Times Eastern)
Date Day Time (ET) Game
Oct. 28

 

Tuesday 7 p.m. TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
(including San Antonio Spurs Ring Ceremony)
8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets @ L.A. Lakers
Oct. 30 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ L.A. Clippers
Nov. 6 Thursday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers
Nov. 13 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptors
10:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets @ Golden State Warriors
Nov. 20 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Sacramento Kings
Dec. 4 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State Warriors
Dec. 11 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets @ Sacramento Kings
Dec. 18 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors
Dec. 25 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers
Jan. 8 Thursday 8 p.m. Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Miami Heat @ Portland Trail Blazers
Jan. 15 Thursday 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ L.A. Lakers
Jan. 19 Monday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Phoenix Suns
Jan. 22 Thursday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets @ L.A. Clippers
Jan. 29 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ L.A. Lakers
Feb. 5 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers
Feb. 10 Tuesday 8 p.m. Houston Rockets @ Phoenix Suns
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets @ L.A. Lakers
 
Feb. 12 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls
*********************************NBA ALL-STAR 2015*************************************************
Feb. 13 Friday BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge
Feb. 14 Saturday State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
Feb. 15 Sunday 2015 NBA All-Star Game from New York City
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Feb. 19 Thursday 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ L.A. Clippers
Feb. 26 Thursday 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Phoenix Suns
Mar. 5 Thursday 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers
Mar. 12 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. New York Knicks @ L.A. Lakers
Mar. 24 Tuesday 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors @ Portland Trail Blazers
Mar. 31 Tuesday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers
Apr. 2 Thursday 8 p.m. Miami Heat @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors
Apr. 7 Tuesday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ L.A. Clippers
Apr. 9 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers @ Golden State Warriors
Apr. 14 Tuesday 8 p.m. Washington Wizards @ Indiana Pacers
10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Phoenix Suns

 Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

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The Grantland Basketball Show with Bill Simmons to Debut October 21 on ESPN

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First Grantland-branded Television Series to Include Up to 18 One-hour Episodes during NBA Season

ESPN will debut the first Grantland-branded television series – The Grantland Basketball Show – featuring Grantland Editor-in-chief Bill Simmons, on Tuesday, October 21, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Grantland Basketball Show will feature lively discussion about a variety of NBA topics, facilitated by Simmons, with a rotating group of Grantland commentators and other contributors. Up to 18 one-hour, primetime episodes of The Grantland Basketball Show will air throughout the NBA season on ESPN, including eight during the regular-season and eight during the NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals. Other episodes are planned for the NBA Draft and the NBA’s free agency period.

The Grantland Basketball Show will emanate from ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center. Elements from the show will also be showcased on several ESPN platforms, including SportsCenter and Grantland.As a result of the new NBA opportunity, Simmons will no longer appear as an analyst on NBA Countdown. He will continue to serve as Editor-in-chief of Grantland and co-executive producer of 30 for 30.

The Grantland Basketball Show will be created as one of the first projects from ESPN’s new Exit 31 production studio, overseen by Marie Donoghue, [senior vice president, global strategy, business development and business affairs].  Production for The Grantland Basketball Show will be overseen by Connor Schell, [vice president and executive producer, ESPN Films and original content].

John Wildhack, executive vice president, production and programming:

“We’re thrilled that Bill will continue to have a presence as part of ESPN’s NBA television efforts. The nature of The Grantland Basketball Show schedule will allow Bill to stay connected to the sport he loves, while focusing on his other priorities, including the successful Grantland site and the acclaimed 30 for 30 series.”

Marie Donoghue, senior vice president, global strategy, business development and business affairs:

The Grantland Basketball Show is a great step forward for Grantland as it continues to evolve and to expand its presence across ESPN platforms. In addition, this show is precisely the type of innovative, smart content we’re aiming to create at Exit 31. Bill is one of the industry’s leading commentators, who also happens to be a human NBA encyclopedia, with a vast knowledge of the league and its history. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Bill and help bring his vision to life.”

The Grantland Basketball Showon Twitter:@BillSimmons | @Grantland33

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NBA TV to Exclusively Televise 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET

NBA-TV-LogoNBA TV Special Looking Back at Alonzo Mourning to Debut Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m.

Mitch Richmond to Live Tweet During NBA TV Telecasts Showcasing His Memorable Performances Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 4 p.m.

NBA TV will exclusively televise the 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony from Springfield, Mass., on Friday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The evening will begin with the 2014 Hall of Fame Red Carpet Show at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Matt Winer alongside David Aldridge and Rick Kamla. The network’s comprehensive Hall of Fame coverage will also include Looking Back at Alonzo Mourning, a 30-minute retrospective on Mourning’s career from the Hall of Famer inductee’s playing days at Georgetown to his playoff breakthrough with the Charlotte Hornets to his fight against kidney disease and his championship performance with the Miami Heat.

Additionally, NBA TV will televise two of the most memorable performances of 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Mitch Richmond’s illustrious career with the six-time All-Star live tweeting the back-to-back game re-airs via the @NBATV Twitter handle.  The telecasts — airing Tuesday, Aug 5, beginning at 4 p.m. — were personally selected by Richmond and will feature his 40-point, eight rebound and six assist performance as a Golden State Warrior in 1991 and his 47-point, seven assist and six rebound effort with the Sacramento Kings in 1995.

NBA TV and NBA.com will also provide live coverage of the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees’ press conference on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. Along with Mourning and Richmond, this year’s Hall of Fame class features:

David Stern, former NBA Commissioner

  • Sarunas Marciulionis, European basketball pioneer; seven-year NBA veteran
  • Gary Williams, former University of Maryland head coach who led the Terps to the 2002 NCAA Championship
  • Nolan Richardson, former University of Arkansas head coach who led the Razorbacks to three Final Four appearances, including the 1994 NCAA Championship
  • Nat Clifton, one of the first African-American players to sign an NBA contract; 1957 NBA All-Star
  • Guy Rogers, four-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA assists leader
  • Bob Leonard, former head coach of the American Basketball Association’s Indiana Pacers
  • Immaculata University’s 1972-74 AIAW National Championship teams, the first women’s college team to play in a nationally televised game

NBA TV’s Hall of Fame programming will also include two original Hall of Fame themed episodes of The Starters beginning with The Starters: Hall of Fame Class of 2014 on Monday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. and The Starters: Hall of Fame Debate on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m.

Additionally, NBA TV will showcase the 2014 class with a number of re-aired programs throughout the week including Hardwood Classics featuring Mourning, Richmond and Marciulionis, the Warriors-themed Run TMC: The Power of Three and David Stern: 30 Years, a discussion between the former commissioner and NBA TV’s Ernie Johnson.

About NBA TV

NBA TV is a part of NBA Digital, the NBA’s extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband, NBA Mobile, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR. Follow NBA TV on Twitter at @NBATV.

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NBA TV’s NBA Real Training Camp: USA Basketball Presented by Jeep to Go Behind-the-Scenes with USA Basketball Men’s National Team

NBA-TV-LogoNetwork to Cover USA Basketball Training Camp Live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 29

NBA TV to Present USA Basketball vs. Dominican Republic, Presented by Nike, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. ET

NBA TV will air NBA Real Training Camp: USA Basketball Presented by Jeep – a live behind-the-scenes look at a USA Basketball Men’s National Team’s practice – on Tuesday, July 29, at 3 p.m. ET from Las Vegas. Matt Winer will host the two-and-a-half hour special with NBA TV analysts and former Team USA members Grant Hill and Steve Smith, along with reporter Jared Greenberg. The show will feature mic’d up players and coaches, as well as exclusive interviews with players, coaches, including Mike Krzyzewski,and executives. Players scheduled to take part include NBA stars Kevin Durant, Paul George, Blake Griffin, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Derrick Rose.

Additionally, the network will exclusively air the USA Basketball vs. Dominican Republic game, presented by Nike, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. ET from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Marv Albert will call the game with Hill and Smith as analysts and Winer as sideline reporter.

The 2014 Men’s National Team will assemble in Las Vegas on July 27 for training camp in advance of the FIBA World Cup, which runs Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Spain.

 

About NBA TV

NBA TV is a part of NBA Digital, the NBA’s extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband, NBA Mobile, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

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