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TNT’s Exclusive 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals Coverage Tips Off Monday, May 16, with Oklahoma City vs. Golden State, Game 1, at 9 p.m. ET

Marv Albert, Reggie Miller & Chris Webber to Call Best-of-Seven Series

Inside the NBA Studio Team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal to Provide One-Hour Pregame Coverage, Halftime and Postgame Shows on Site Throughout WCF

TNT, in its 32nd consecutive year of NBA coverage, will be the exclusive home of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals when the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and two-time reigning Kia NBA MVP Stephen Curry meet the Oklahoma City Thunder and All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook beginning with Game 1 on Monday, May 16, at 9 p.m. ET. Marv Albert will call the best-of-seven series with analysts Reggie Miller and Chris Webber and reporters Craig Sager and David Aldridge.

TNT’s Sports Emmy® Award winning NBA Playoffs coverage will open with a one-hour NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader on-site pre-game show at 8 p.m. on Monday, with host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith on site throughout the series. The studio team will also provide halftime coverage and a recap of each night’s action with TNT’s Inside the NBA presented by Kia postgame show. Studio coverage will feature in-arena set locations in Oakland and Oklahoma City throughout the series.

At the conclusion of Inside the NBA following Games 1-4 of the Western Conference Finals, TNT will air The Dunk King, an all-new reality competition series featuring the top amateur dunkers from around the globe. The contestants take center stage to showcase their best dunks for a chance at a $100,000 prize and the distinction of being named “Dunk King.” Terrence J and Smith host the show with judges including NBA on TNT analysts Barkley, O’Neal and Brent Barry.

TNT’s NBA Western Conference Finals coverage will feature several state-of-the-art technological enhancements during the playoffs including super-slow-motion cameras that will provide viewers with gripping replays at key moments of the games. Coverage will also include the use of robotic cameras placed above each backboard to provide compelling looks at the action and a "steady cam” that will capture compelling close-up shots, along with visuals from player warm-ups used in studio coverage.

In addition to its coverage of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals, NBA TV’s Jared Greenberg will provide updates from the Eastern Conference Finals.

Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT playoff games will be available via www.tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT app.  Fans will be able to access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider.

Additionally, TNT Overtime will provide exclusive content and analysis from TNT commentators throughout the Western Conference Finals.  The unique companion experience allows fans to watch the game via four alternate camera angles including slow motion replays.  The product also provides an opportunity for fans to interact in real-time with an NBA expert and other fans via Twitter, receive enhanced stats and vote on the outcome of each playoff game.

2016 NBA Western Conference Finals Schedule
(All Times ET)

Monday, May 16

8 p.m. ET - NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal (analysts)

9 p.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors, Game 1
Marv Albert (play-by-play), Reggie Miller and Chris Webber (analysts) with Craig Sager and David Aldridge (reporters)

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

After Inside the NBA - The Dunk King, Episode 1 (90 minutes)

Wednesday, May 18

8 p.m. - NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

9 p.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors, Game 2
Albert, Miller and Webber with Sager and Aldridge

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

After Inside the NBA - The Dunk King, Episode 2 (90 minutes)

Sunday, May 22

7 p.m. - NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

8 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 3
Albert, Miller and Webber with Sager and Aldridge

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

After Inside the NBA - The Dunk King, Episode 3 (60 minutes)

Tuesday, May 24

8 p.m. - NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

9 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 4
Albert, Miller and Webber with Sager and Aldridge

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

After Inside the NBA - The Dunk King, Episode 4 (60 minute finale)

Thursday, May 26 (if necessary)

8 p.m. - NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

9 p.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors, Game 5
Albert, Miller and Webber with Sager and Aldridge

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

Saturday, May 28 (if necessary)

8 p.m. - NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

9 p.m. - Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 6
Albert, Miller and Webber with Sager and Aldridge

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

Monday, May 30 (if necessary)

8 p.m. - NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

9 p.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors, Game 7
Albert, Miller and Webber with Sager and Aldridge

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal

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