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NBA on TNT Doubleheader Highlighted by Eastern Conference Elites – Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics – Thursday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m. ET

 Jan. 5 Doubleheader Coverage to Feature Special One-Hour Pregame Show from CES in Las Vegas & Thunder vs. Rockets Matchup

TNT’s doubleheader coverage will continue Thursday, Dec. 29, with a match-up of Eastern Conference elites – the Cleveland Cavaliers (23-7, No. 1 in the East) and LeBron James hosting the Boston Celtics (19-13, No. 3 in the East) and Isaiah Thomas at 8 p.m. ET.  Play-by-play announcer Marv Albert will be joined by analysts Mike Fratello and Chris Webber, along with reporter David Aldridge.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Los Angeles Lakers and D’Angelo Russell will play the Dallas Mavericks and Harrison Barnes at 10:30 p.m.  Kevin Harlan will call with game with Reggie Miller and reporter Ros Gold-Onwude

The Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will provide pregame, halftime and postgame Inside the NBA show.  Kevin Garnett will be joined by special guest and Hall of Famer Kevin McHale to add commentary throughout the night from Area 21.

TNT’s doubleheader coverage returns for its 2017 debut on Thursday, Jan. 5 to showcase some of the best guards in the Western Conference.  Following a special one-hour pregame show from CES in Las Vegas at 7 p.m., two of the league’s top five scorers will meet when the Oklahoma City Thunder and triple-double machine Russell Westbrook visit the Houston Rockets and James Harden at 8 p.m.  In the nightcap, the Lakers will make their third straight TNT Thursday appearance when they face the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:30 p.m.  The Inside the NBA crew will also provide halftime updates and post-game coverage from CES.

Thursday, Dec. 29

8 p.m. ET – Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Marv Albert, Mike Fratello, Chris Webber & David Aldridge

10:30 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller & Ros Gold-Onwude

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal
Kevin Garnett & Kevin McHale in Area 21

Thursday, Jan. 5

7 p.m. – Pregame Show – Live from CES in Las Vegas
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

8 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
Albert, Brent Barry & Aldridge

10:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Harlan, Miller & Dennis Scott

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia – Live from CES
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal
Kevin Garnett & a special guest in Area 21

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