NBA TV to Showcase Seven Games in Eight Nights Featuring Rockets, Cavaliers, Pelicans, Wizards, Timberwolves, Heat, Thunder, Nuggets, Clippers & Lakers
Thursday, March 8, 2018
NBA TV’s upcoming programming will showcase seven games in eight nights including the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets, LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers beginning Friday, March 9.
Upcoming live game coverage will tip off with the Pelicans and Jrue Holiday -- winners of 10 straight -- hosting the Wizards and Bradley Beal on Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m., followed by the Cavaliers and LeBron James visiting the Clippers and DeAndre Jordan at 10:30 p.m.
Coverage will continue next week with the Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns visiting the Wizards and Beal on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m., followed by the Lakers and Lonza Ball hosting the Nuggets and Paul Millsap at 10:30 p.m. On Thursday, March 15, the Rockets and James Harden -- winners of 17 straight -- will face the Clippers and Jordan at 8 p.m.. The following night, a Friday, March 16 doubleheader will feature the Thunder and Russell Westbrook hosting the Clippers, at 8 p.m., followed by the Heat and Goran Dragic visiting the Lakers and Kyle Kuzma at 10:30 p.m.
• NBA Inside Stuff, co-hosted by Kristen Ledlow and Dennis Scott, will feature an all-new episode Saturday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. The all-access show will feature Scott’s interview with Portland's Damian Lillard, a retrospective on Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, and a day in the life of Connecticut Sun star Chinenye "Chiney" Ogwumike.
• The Starters, the daily 30-minute studio show that recaps the most entertaining moments from around the NBA, will celebrate its 1,000th episode on NBA TV on Wednesday, March 14. The show, co-hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas, along with Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis, first aired on the network in October 2013. On yesterday's show, Ellis dressed up in a banana costume and ate as many of his favorite food -- bananas -- as he could over the course of the show to fulfill the most recent "Pick ‘Em Payoff."
• Three Point Revolution, a special 30-minute show premiering Wednesday, March 14, at 8 p.m., will examine the growth of the three-point shot throughout the game’s history. Hosted by Casey Stern, the special features interviews with the players and coaches who have made the three-point shot an integral and exciting part of today's game.
• The most recent What If vignette takes a look at Scottie Pippen and the Seattle Supersonics and what could have been if the future Chicago Bulls legend wasn't traded for Olden Polynice during the 1987 NBA Draft. Pippen, who would go on to help lead the Bulls to six championships, including meeting the Supersonics in the 1996 NBA Finals, could have ultimately been paired with 1989 and 1990 selections Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp to form a talented big three in Seattle.