NBA TV’s NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint to Feature Timberwolves vs. Heat on Tue., Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. ET

NBA_TV_logoNBA TV’sNBA Fan Night presented by Sprint to Feature Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Miami Heat on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. ET

This Week’s ScheduleAlso Includes Celtics vs. Spurs and Pair of Knicks games (vs. Rockets and Bulls)

NBA TV to Televise One-on-One with Ahmad Rashad on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

In the closest vote in the history of NBA Fan Night presented by Sprint, NBA TV will televise the Miami Heat hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Timberwolves vs. Heat match-up garnered 39.8% of the vote, slightly more than the 39.3% that the Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls game received. The NBA Fan Night game selection was based on fan voting via NBA.com, the NBA Facebook page, NBA TV’s Facebook page, Yahoo.com, NBA.com mobile web, mobile GameTime App and Twitter.

NBA Fan Night host Ernie Johnson and analysts Chris Webber and Greg Anthony will offer analysis during the AutoTrader.com Pregame Show at 7 p.m. Johnson, Webber and Anthony will also provide updates at times during the game telecast, along with halftime and GameTime presented by Hyundai post-game coverage.

Fan voting for the next NBA Fan Night telecast (Tuesday, Jan. 1) will be conducted from Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 8 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 27, at midnight. Potential telecasts:

  • Dallas Mavericks @ Washington Wizards
  • Portland Trail Blazers @ New York Knicks
  • Sacramento Kings @ Detroit Pistons
  • Atlanta Hawks @ New Orleans Hornets
  • Los Angeles Clippers @ Denver Nuggets

Additional games on NBA TV this week will feature the Celtics visiting the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8:30 p.m., the Knicks hosting the Houston Rockets on Monday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and the Bulls visiting the Knicks on Friday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

One on One with Ahmad Rashad

NBA TV’s Ahmad Rashad will sit down with some of the biggest personalities in the league in a special airing Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Rashad recently conducted interviews with Houston’s James Harden, New York’s Carmelo Anthony and Los Angeles Clippers teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for the show.

NBA D-League Game of the Week

NBA TV’s NBA D-League Game of the Week will continue Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. featuring the Maine Red Claws and Fort Wayne Mad Ants (game held Saturday, Dec. 8). The network will televise over 30 NBA D-League games as well as the NBA D-League Showcase, the NBA D-League All-Star Game in Houston and postseason games.

The Jump presented by Sprint – Tuesdays on NBA.com and NBA TV

The Jump presented by Sprint – hosted by Jared Greenberg with analysts Dennis Scott and Brent Barry and SLAM’s Lang Whitaker serving as a regular contributor – is a weekly show which is streamed live each Tuesday on NBA.com at 3 p.m. and debuts on NBA TV Tuesdays at 6 p.m. The show previews upcoming NBA games, provides analysis on storylines throughout the league and answers questions directly from NBA fans through submissions via NBA.com, the NBA Facebook page and Twitter.

Upcoming NBA TV Programming Highlights:

 

Saturday, Dec. 15 8 p.m. ET AutoTrader.com Pregame Show
8:30 p.m. Boston Celtics @ San Antonio Spurs
 
Sunday, Dec. 16 3 p.m. NBA D-League Game of the Week: Santa Cruz Warriors @ Los Angeles D-Fenders
11 p.m. NBA GameTime
Monday, Dec. 17 3 p.m. NBA.com Fantasy Insider
6 p.m. The Beat
7 p.m. AutoTrader.com Pregame Show
7:30 p.m. Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks
Tuesday, Dec. 18 3 p.m. The Jump (Steaming live on NBA.com)
6 p.m. The Jump on NBA TV
7 p.m. AutoTrader.com Pregame Show
7:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat
 
Wednesday, Dec. 19 6:30 p.m. One on One with Ahmad Rashad
7 p.m. NBA GameTime
Friday, Dec. 21 7 p.m. AutoTrader.com Pregame Show
7:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks

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