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TNT to Exclusively Present 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals - Celtics vs. Cavaliers - Beginning Tomorrow, May 17, at 8:30 p.m. ET

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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TNT to Exclusively Present 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals -
Celtics vs. Cavaliers - Beginning Tomorrow, May 17, at 8:30 p.m. ET

NBA Awards on TNT Finalists to be Announced on Special 90-Minute NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader Ahead of Game 2 on Friday, May 19, Beginning at 7 p.m.

TNT will exclusively present coverage of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals - No. 1 seed Boston Celtics and Isaiah Thomas vs. defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James - beginning with Game 1 tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17, at 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT from Boston. Play-by-play announcer Marv Albert will call the series and be joined by analysts Chris Webber and Reggie Miller with reporters David Aldridge and Kristen Ledlow.

On site pregame, halftime and postgame coverage will be provided by the Inside the NBA presented by Kia studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O'Neal throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. Baron Davis will join Johnson, Smith and O'Neal for tomorrow's Game 1 coverage.

NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader pregame coverage will begin at 8 p.m. each game night, except for a special 90-minute show on Friday, May 19, beginning at 7 p.m. ahead of Game 2. On Friday's show, the finalists for the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year will be unveiled. The winners will be announced during the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT on Monday, June 26, at 9 p.m.

Following postgame coverage of Games 1-4, TNT will air Season 2 of The Dunk King presented by 5-hour ENERGY, showcasing 24 of the top amateur dunkers from around the globe and a $100,000 prize on the line. Season 1 winner Porter Mayberry will return to defend his title against the competitive field.

The network's live game schedule and telecast notes follow.

 
NBA Schedule
 
Game 1 - Wednesday, May 17, at 8:30 p.m. ET from Boston on TNT, with pregame coverage beginning at 8 p.m.
Game 2 - Friday, May 19, at 8:30 p.m. from Boston on TNT, with pregame coverage announcing the 2017 NBA Awards finalists beginning at 7 p.m.
Game 3 - Sunday, May 21, at 8:30 p.m. from Cleveland on TNT, with pregame coverage beginning at 8 p.m.
Game 4 - Tuesday, May 23, at 8:30 p.m. from Cleveland on TNT, with pregame coverage beginning at 8 p.m.
Game 5* - Thursday, May 25, at 8:30 p.m. from Boston on TNT, with pregame coverage beginning at 8 p.m. (*if necessary)
Game 6* - Saturday, May 27, at 8:30 p.m. from Cleveland on TNT, with pregame coverage beginning at 8 p.m. (*if necessary)
Game 7* - Monday, May 29, at 8:30 p.m. from Boston on TNT, with pregame coverage beginning at 8 p.m. (*if necessary)
TNT Overtime on NBA.com and in the NBA App will 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 Advanced Performance Replays sponsored by Nissan throughout the entirety of the playoffs.
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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The Inside the NBA team discusses Boston's Game 7 win to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals Charles, Kenny, Shaq & E.J. preview the Eastern Conference Finals - CLE vs. BOS
 
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