- Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson & Doris Burke to Call Series on ESPN
- NBA Countdown with Sage Steele, Doug Collins & Jalen Rose Hits the Road for On-site Pre-Game Shows
- ESPN to Televise 2015 NBA Draft Lottery during Western Conference Finals Game 1 Pre-Game
- ESPN Radio to Broadcast Both Conference Finals Series; ESPN Deportes to Televise Western Conference Finals
- SportsCenter On-site for Post-game Shows
The 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals – the Golden State Warriors and Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry versus the Houston Rockets and James Harden – will be televised exclusively by ESPN. Throughout the series, Mike Breen will provide commentary with analyst and former Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Doris Burke. Western Conference Finals Game 1 is Tuesday, May 19, at 9 p.m. ET. All games will begin at 9 p.m. and also be available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and via WatchESPN.
ESPN’s NBA Western Conference Finals schedule
|Tue, May 19||9 p.m.||Game 1: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors|
|Thu, May 21||9 p.m.||Game 2: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors|
|Sat, May 23||9 p.m.||Game 3: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets|
|Mon, May 25||9 p.m.||Game 4: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets|
|Wed, May 27||9 p.m.||*Game 5: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors|
|Fri, May 29||9 p.m.||*Game 6: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets|
|Sun, May 31||9 p.m.||*Game 7: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors|
Kia NBA Countdown will hit the road for one-hour, on-site pre-game shows throughout the Western Conference Finals. Host Sage Steele will be joined by analysts Doug Collins and Jalen Rose. Countdown will begin at 8 p.m., an hour prior to all Western Conference Finals games, with the exception of Game 1, which will air 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. due to NBA Draft Lottery coverage. NBA Countdown will also debut a new production open for its Game 1 pre-game show, featuring legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep.
2015 NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN
Prior to NBA Western Conference Finals Game 1 – Tuesday, May 19 – ESPN will televise the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery at 8:30 p.m., emanating from New York, N.Y. Mark Jones will host Lottery coverage with college basketball analyst and NBA Draft expert Jay Bilas. The event will be held at the Hilton Midtown, which is new this year.
ESPN Radio, in its 20th season of NBA Playoffs coverage, will serve as the exclusive national radio home for both Conference Finals series.’ For the Western Conference Finals, Kevin Calabro will provide play-by-play with analyst and Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown and reporter Marc Stein. For the Eastern Conference Finals – Atlanta Hawks versus Cleveland Cavaliers – Marc Kestecher will describe the action with analyst Jon Barry. Kevin Winter will generally host pre-game, halftime and post-game shows for Conference Finals series.
Both NBA Conference Finals series’ will be covered regularly within SportsCenter. Several ESPN NBA commentators, including P.J. Carlesimo, Chauncey Billups, Tim Legler and Michael Wilbon will provide insights and analysis during on-site SportsCenter post-game shows. Also, NBA Tonight – hosted by Cassidy Hubbarth – will breakdown the Conference Finals every night, generally at 1 a.m. on ESPN2.