TNT’s Extensive Coverage of the 2014 NBA Playoffs Begins Sunday, April 20

nba-on-tntTNT’s Extensive Coverage of the 2014 NBA Playoffs Begins Sunday, April 20

More Than 40 NBA Playoff Games on TNT;

Exclusive Home of the Western Conference Finals

TNT, in its 30th consecutive year of NBA coverage, will televise more than 40 NBA Playoff games – the most of any network – including first and second round action and the exclusive presentation of the 2014 NBA Western Conference Finals.  The network’s playoff coverage will tip off Sunday, April 20, with a tripleheader – Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs at 1 p.m. ET; Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls at 7 p.m. and Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets at 9:30 p.m.

TNT’s NBA Playoff coverage will feature the Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of host Ernie Johnson alongside Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, four-time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smith providing pregame analysis, halftime updates and extensive postgame coverage on Inside the NBA.

The network will feature the state-of-the-art technological enhancements during the playoffs including a super-slow-motion camera that will provide viewers with gripping replays at key moments of the games.  Each first round telecast will utilize one super-slow-motion camera and then increase to two cameras per game during the second round.

The network’s Sports Emmy Award-winning playoff coverage will include four commentator teams during the first round:

  • Marv Albert with Steve Kerr
  • Kevin Harlan with Reggie Miller
  • Brian Anderson with Greg Anthony
  • Joel Meyers with Chris Webber

Reporters will include: David Aldridge, Lewis Johnson, Jaime Maggio, Rachel Nichols, Marty Snider, Molly Sullivan and Tracy Wolfson.

Additionally, TNT Overtime on NBA.com will provide a unique companion experience allowing fans to watch the games via four alternate camera angles, along with real-time stats, enhanced video replays, player and fan voting elements, and the ability to interact with fans via Twitter while watching the game.

2014 NBA Playoffs on TNT (All Times ET)

 

DATE/TIME GAME
 

Sunday, April 20

1 p.m. ET NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Shaquille O’Neal (analyst) and Kenny Smith (analyst)

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs, Game 1

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Jaime Maggio (reporter)

7 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls, Game 1

Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets, Game 1

Joel Meyers (play-by-play), Chris Webber (analyst) and Marty Snider (reporter)

 

Postgame Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Monday, April 21
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 2

Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Greg Anthony (analyst) and Lewis Johnson (reporter)

 

10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers, Game 2

Harlan (play-by-play), Miller (analyst) and David Aldridge (reporter)

Postgame Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Tuesday, April 22
7 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers, Game 2

Meyers (play-by-play), Webber (analyst) and Molly Sullivan (reporter)

 

9:30 p.m. Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls, Game 2

Albert (play-by-play), Kerr (analyst) and Wolfson (reporter)

Postgame Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Wednesday, April 23
7 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat, Game 2

Anderson (play-by-play), Anthony (analyst) and Rachel Nichols (reporter)

9:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets, Game 2

Meyers (play-by-play), Webber (analyst) and Snider (reporter)

Postgame Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Thursday, April 24
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Oklahoma City Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies, Game 3

Albert (play-by-play), Kerr (analyst) and Johnson (reporter)

10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors, Game 3

Harlan (play-by-play), Miller (analyst) and Aldridge (reporter)

Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Saturday, April 26
1:30 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

2 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks, Game 4

Anderson (play-by-play), Anthony (analyst) and Nichols (reporter)

4:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks, Game 3

Meyers (play-by-play), Webber (analyst) and Maggio (reporter)

Sunday, April 27  
6:30 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

7 p.m. Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets, Game 4

Albert (play-by-play), Kerr (analyst) and Wolfson (reporter)

 

9:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers, Game 4

Harlan (play-by-play), Miller (analyst) and Snider (reporter)

Postgame Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Monday, April 28  
7 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Miami Heat at Charlotte Bobcats, Game 4

TBA

 

9:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks, Game 4

TBA

Postgame Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Additional games TBA

 

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