NBA TV Tips Off Coverage of the WNBA Playoffs and the Men’s 2010 FIBA Championships
NBA TV will provide first round coverage of the WNBA Playoffs as teams battle for a chance to advance in the post-season. On Wednesday, August 25 NBA TV will air Game #1 as Angel McCoughtry and the Atlanta Dream face Crystal Langhorne and the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. (ET). On Thursday, August 26 at 7 p.m. (ET) Tamika Catchings and the Indiana Fever will head to the Big Apple to face Cappie Pondexter and the New York Liberty in Game #1 of the Eastern Conference match-up. On Monday, August 30 the San Antonio Silver Stars @ Phoenix Mercury face off at 7 p.m. (ET) in a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Semifinals. On Tuesday, August 31 at 10 p.m. (ET), the Los Angeles Sparks will meet the Western Conference top-seeded Seattle Storm for Game #3 of their battle to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
Following each Playoff game, NBATV will air an exclusive WNBA Playoffs Postgame Show hosted by Kyle Montgomery and featuring analysts Dennis Scott and LaChina Robinson in addition to various in studio guests including WNBA All-Star Chamique Holdsclaw that will highlight players, stories and news that develop during the Playoffs.
In addition, NBA TV will air the Men’s 2010 FIBA World Championship. The network will air 20 live games and a special Men’s 2010 FIBA World Championship GameTime with rotating hosts Matt Winer, Marc Fein and Rick Kamala and analysts Steve Smith, Brent Barry and special in-studio guests. This year’s FIBA World Championship will include Team USA’s Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) and Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers) as they attempt to do something that no USA Team has done since 1994 and win Gold at the World Championships. Team Spain will attempt to defend its 2009 title with help from Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzles) and Minnesota Timberwolves draft pick Ricky Rubio while Team Brazil’s roster includes Leandro Barbosa (Toronto Raptors), Anderson Varejao (Cleveland Cavaliers) & Tiago Splitter (San Antonio Spurs).
NBA TV PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE:
AUGUST 25 – AUGUST 27
|WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25|
|7:00 – 9:00 p.m.||WNBA Playoffs: Atlanta Dream @ Washington Mystics, Game #1|
|9:00– 9:30p.m||WNBA Playoffs Postgame Show||Kyle Montgomery, LaChina Robinson|
|THURSDAY, AUGUST 26|
|7:00 – 9:00 p.m||WNBA Playoffs: Indiana Fever @ New York Liberty, Game #1|
|9:00 – 9:30 p.m||WNBA Playoffs Postgame Show||Kyle Montgomery, LaChina Robinson|
|FRIDAY, AUGUST 27|
|7:30 – 9:00 p.m||WNBA Playoffs: Washington Mystics @ Atlanta Dream, Game #2|
|9:30 – 10:00 p.m||WNBA Playoffs Postgame Show||Kyle Montgomery, Chamique Holdsclaw|
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 28|
|9:00 – 11:00 a.m||FIBA Championships: Greece vs. China|
|2:00 – 4:00 p.m||FIBA Championships: France vs. Spain|
|9:00– 9:30 p.m||Men’s FIBA GameTime||Matt Winer, Steve Smith, Mike Woodson|
AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 1
|SUNDAY, AUGUST 29|
|11:30 am –1:30 pm||FIBA Championships: Puerto Rico vs. Greece|
|2:00 – 4:00 p.m.||FIBA Championships: Spain vs. New Zealand|
|4:00 – 6:00 p.m.||WNBA Playoffs: Atlanta Dreams @ Washington Mystics, Game #3*|
|6:00 – 6:30 p.m.||WNBA Playoffs Postgame Show||Marc Fein, Dennis Scott|
|10:00 – 10:30 p.m||NBA Game Time||Marc Fein, Dennis Scott|
|MONDAY, AUGUST 30|
|12:00 – 2:00 p.m.||FIBA Championships: Austria vs. Germany|
|10:00 p.m –12:00 a.m.||WNBA Playoffs: San Antonio Silver Stars @ Phoenix Mercury, Game # 3*|
|12:00– 12:30 a.m||NBA GameTime||Kyle Montgomery, LaChina Robinson|
|TUESDAY, AUGUST 31|
|11:30 am –1:30 p.m.||FIBA Championships: France vs. Canada|
|2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m||FIBA Championships: Spain vs. Lithuania|
|10:00 p.m – 12:00 a.m.||WNBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Sparks @ Seattle Storm, Game #3*|
|12:00 – 12:30 a.m||Men’s FIBA GameTime||Matt Winer, Steve Smith|
|WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1|
|2:30 – 4:30 p.m.||FIBA Championships: Brazil vs. Slovenia|
|7:30 – 10:30 p.m||WNBA Playoffs: Indiana Fever @ New York Liberty|
|10:30– 11:00 p.m.||Men’s FIBA GameTime||Matt Winer, Steve Smith|
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