NBA Playoffs: ESPN, ESPN2 Combine to Televise Four Game 6’s Friday

nba_espn-300x300ABC to Broadcast Two Games Sunday

EI_2008_20120304_NBA_AK27388The NBA Playoffs will continue on ESPN and ESPN2 this Friday, May 3, with four quarterfinal round Game 6 telecasts. ESPN will televise a doubleheader, beginning with the Boston Celtics hosting the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. ET, with Mike Breen, analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Heather Cox providing commentary. At 9:30 p.m., the Oklahoma City Thunder will visit the Houston Rockets with Mike Tirico, analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Holly Rowe calling the action.

ESPN2 will televise a doubleheader simultaneously, beginning with the Atlanta Hawks hosting the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. with Mark Jones, analyst Doris Burke and reporter Chris Broussard providing commentary. At 9:30 p.m. the Los Angeles Clippers will visit the Memphis Grizzlies with commentary from Dave Pasch and analyst Jon Barry.

Additionally, ABC will broadcast two games on Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The games will be a combination of quarterfinal Game 7’s and/or semifinal Game 1’s. KIA NBA Countdown will tip off Sunday’s coverage at 12:30 p.m. with Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons and Michael Wilbon previewing the doubleheader.

NBA Playoffs on ESPN, ESPN2 – Friday, May 3

Time (ET) Game 6 Commentators Network(s)
7 p.m. New York Knicks at

Boston Celtics

Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Heather Cox ESPN, WatchESPN
7 p.m. Indiana Pacers at

Atlanta Hawks

Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Chris Broussard ESPN2, WatchESPN
9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Holly Rowe ESPN, WatchESPN
9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies Dave Pasch, Jon Barry ESPN2, WatchESPN

NBA Playoffs on ABC – Sunday, May 5

Time (ET) Game Commentators
12:30 p.m. KIA NBA Countdown Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Michael Wilbon
1 p.m. TBD TBD
3:30 p.m. TBD TBD


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