NBA TV’s Upcoming Schedule Highlighted by Warriors & Cavs in Action
Thursday, March 9, 2017
All-New Episode of 3DTV to Feature Dennis Scott’s Interview with John Calipari on
University of Kentucky Stars in the NBA – Saturday, March 11 at Noon ET
NBA TV’s upcoming programming lineup will showcase the top seeds in both the Eastern and Western Conferences as part of five games in five days, as the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers fight for the top spots with just over a month left in the regular season. The action will begin with the Warriors and two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves and young standout Karl Anthony-Towns in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday, March 10, at 8 p.m. ET. The night’s second game will feature the Washington Wizards and All-Star guard John Wall vs. the Sacramento Kings at 10:30 p.m. The network's schedule will continue with the Indiana Pacers and All-Star starter Paul George hosting the Miami Heat and defensive force Hassan Whiteside at 6 p.m.
The upcoming schedule will also feature the Cavaliers and four-time MVP LeBron James hosting the Detroit Pistons and Andre Drummond on NBA TV Fan Night, Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m., followed by Philadelphia 76ers vs. Warriors at 10:30 p.m.
Dennis Scott to Interview Hall of Fame Coach John Calipari in All-New 3DTV
University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari will join host Dennis Scott on an all-new episode of 3DTV, Saturday, March 11, at Noon. Calipari, who won the 2012 NCAA Men’s Division I National Championship, will discuss how standout college players are training for today’s professional game, the culture of winning he has established and the future of college basketball. The show will also go behind the scenes of TNT’s new Players Only franchise, to which Scott contributes as a sideline reporter.
Art of the Triple Double Explores NBA’s Best Defensive Performances
In this week’s edition of Art of the Triple Double, host Vince Cellini takes viewers through the league’s most impressive defensive efforts: triple doubles built on blocks or steals. The piece examines the Warriors’ Draymond Green’s recent triple double – the first in history with less than 10 points scored – as well as feats by legends including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and George Gervin. Art of the Triple Double will continue on NBA GameTime on Mondays and across NBA Digital platforms including NBA.com and NBA TV’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds.
NBA Inside Stuff Travels to L.A.
This week’s NBA Inside Stuff – airing on Saturday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. and taped on location from the Staples Center – will feature Grant Hill’s interview with second-year Los Angeles Lakers’ guard D’Angelo Russell. The show, which will welcome guest co-host and three-time Lakers NBA champion Rick Fox alongside Kristen Ledlow, will also check in on Kevin Duane “Yogi” Ferrell, Jr., who went undrafted out of Indiana University and was cut by the Brooklyn Nets, only to work his way into the Dallas Mavericks’ starting point guard job. Inside Stuff will also visit with Phoenix Suns’ rookie Tyler Ulis on the heels of his expanded role. Jam Session will feature “Call on Me” by Starley.
The City Game to Dive Into Basketball Culture of Washington D.C. and Chicago
NBA TV will offer fans an inside look at the hallmarks of basketball culture and history in Washington D.C., as area native Scott will walk the parks and neighborhoods where stars including Elgin Baylor, Allen Iverson, Kevin Durant and Hill found their games, Friday, March 10, at 6 p.m. Next, Isiah Thomas will take viewers on a tour of his hometown of Chicago, where he talks to fellow Westside standouts including Derrick Rose about the hard-nosed defensive reputation the city has earned, Saturday, March 11, at 8:30 p.m.
Additional Programming Highlights
NBA TV’s The Starters, the daily 30-minute studio show that recaps the most entertaining moments from around the NBA, is co-hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas, along with Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis with new episodes airing regularly at 7 p.m. The show recently featured a March Madness-themed Pick ‘Em Payoff in which Kerby had to find a corn kernel in a bucket of chocolate pudding.
10 Before Tip, the network’s half-hour show providing the latest news and perspectives from around the NBA before tip-off is hosted by Jared Greenberg and airs regularly on weeknights at 6:30 p.m.