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TNT’s NBA Playoffs Coverage Continues Tonight, Tuesday, April 26, with Doubleheader Action – Pacers/Raptors at 6 p.m. ET, Followed by Celtics/Hawks at 8:30 p.m.

Network to Air Doubleheader Tomorrow, April 27 at 8 p.m. – Heat/Hornets & Warriors/Rockets –
and Game 6 Between the Hawks & Celtics on Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m.

TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage will continue tonight, Tuesday, April 26, with a pair of Game 5 showdowns – the Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors at 6 p.m. and the Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks at 8:30 p.m.  NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader will preview the game coverage at 6 p.m.

Doubleheader coverage on Wednesday, April 27, will showcase Game 5 between the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat at 8 p.m., followed by Game 5 between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader will preview the action at 8 p.m.

On Thursday, April 28, the Hawks and Celtics will play Game 6 at 8 p.m., with NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader previewing the action at 8 p.m.  If necessary, a potential Game 7 would be played on Saturday, April 30 on TNT at 7 p.m., with the network’s pre-game coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m.

TNT’s second round coverage will begin Saturday, April 30, with Game 1 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs at either 8:30 p.m. with pre-game coverage at 8 p.m. (if Atlanta vs. Boston concludes in six games) or 9:30 p.m. (if Game 7 between the Hawks and Celtics is necessary).  Additionally, the Cleveland Cavaliers will begin their second round series against the winner of the Hawks/Celtics series on Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m.

The network’s NBA Playoff coverage features the Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of host Ernie Johnson alongside Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smith providing pregame analysis, halftime updates and extensive postgame coverage on Inside the NBA presented by Kia.

2016 NBA on TNT Playoffs Schedule

Tuesday, April 26

6 p.m. - TNT NBA Tip-Off Presented by Autotrader
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal

Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors, Game 5 (series tied, 2-2)
Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Kevin Ray

8:30 p.m. - Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 5 (series tied, 2-2)
Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Kristen Ledlow

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

Wednesday, April 27

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

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat, Game 5 (series tied, 2-2)
Ian Eagle, Brent Barry, Rebecca Haarlow

10:30 p.m. - Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 5 (Warriors lead, 3-1)
Marv Albert, Mike Fratello, Allie LaForce

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

Thursday, April 28

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

Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics, Game 6
Harlan, Miller, Ledlow

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

TNT, in its 32nd consecutive year of NBA coverage, will televise more than 40 NBA Playoff games – the most of any network – including first and second round action and the exclusive presentation of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals.

TNT Overtime on NBA.com, sponsored by Nissan, Verizon and Ruffles, will continue to deliver enhanced coverage for over 30 playoff games – more than ever before – with exclusive content and analysis from TNT commentators. The unique companion experience allows fans to watch the game via four alternate camera angles including replay clips.  The product also provides an opportunity for fans to interact in real-time with other fans via Twitter and Instagram, receive enhanced stats and vote on which player to follow on each team.

Additionally, live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT playoff games is available via http://www.tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT app.  Fans are 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.

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