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TNTs NBA Playoffs Coverage Continues with Spurs-Clippers Game 7 on Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. ET

TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage will continue Saturday, May 2, with Game 7 of the San Antonio Spurs-Los Angeles Clippers series at 8 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage will begin with the NBA Tip-Off Presented by Autotrader pre-game show at 7:30 p.m. 

The network’s second round coverage starts with three straight nights of exclusive doubleheader action beginning Monday, May 4, with a pair of Game 1 matchups – the Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m., followed by the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-San Antonio Spurs series vs. Houston Rockets at 9:30 p.m.  

Coverage continues Tuesday, March 5, with the winner of the Atlanta Hawks-Brooklyn Nets series vs. the Washington Wizards at 8 p.m., followed by the Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors, Game 1, at 10:30 p.m.  On Wednesday, May 6, the Bulls will visit the Cavaliers, Game 2, at 7 p.m., followed by the Rockets hosting the Clippers-Spurs series winner, Game 2, at 10:30 p.m.

Marv Albert will call Bulls at Cavaliers (Games 1 and 2) with analyst Chris Webber and reporter Rachel Nichols. Kevin Harlan will provide play-by-play for Clippers-Spurs at Rockets (Games 1 and 2) with analyst Reggie Miller and reporter Tracy Wolfson.

Ian Eagle will handle play-by-play for Tuesday’s Hawks-Nets vs. Wizards, alongside analyst Brent Barry and reporter David Aldridge; Brian Anderson will call Grizzlies at Warriors, Game 2, with analyst Steve Smith and reporter Lewis Johnson.

TNT’s NBA Playoff coverage will feature the Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of host Ernie Johnson alongside Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, four-time NBA Champion 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.  

The network 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. Studio coverage will feature a virtual graphics package to showcase key game and player match-ups.  

TNT Overtime on NBA.com will deliver enhanced coverage for up to 30 playoff games – more than ever before – with exclusive content and analysis from TNT commentators. The unique companion experience – which is sponsored by Sprite and Nissan during the playoffs – 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. 

Additionally, live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT playoff games is available via 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. Additionally, enhanced live streaming coverage of select NBA on TNT games is available via TNT Overtime (http://www.nba.com/tntovertime/), which is sponsored by Samsung, Sprint and Sprite.

 

TNT’s Upcoming NBA Playoff Schedule:

 

Day/Date                   

Time (ET)                Game/Commentators

                                  

Saturday, May 2        

                                  

7:30 p.m.     NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader

Ernie Johnson (host), Shaquille O’Neal (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Nate Robinson (analyst)

                                  

8 p.m.         San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers (Game 7)

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Chris Webber (analyst) and Jaime Maggio (reporter)

                                  

Postgame    Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), O’Neal (analyst), Smith (analyst) and Robinson (analyst)

                                  

Monday, May 4         

                                  

7 p.m.         Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (Game 1)

Marv Albert (play-by-play), Chris Webber (analyst) and Rachel Nichols (reporter)

                                  

9:30 p.m.     Los Angeles Clippers/San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets (Game 1)

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

                                  

Postgame    Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

                                  

Tuesday, May 5        

                                  

8 p.m.         Atlanta Hawks/Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards (Game TBD)

Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Brent Barry (analyst) and David Aldridge (reporter)

                                  

10:30 p.m.   Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors (Game 2)

Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Steve Smith (analyst) and Lewis Johnson (reporter)

                                  

Postgame    Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

                                  

Wednesday, May 6   

                                  

7 p.m.         Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (Game 2)

Albert (play-by-play), Webber (analyst) and Nichols (reporter)

                                  

9:30 p.m.     Los Angeles Clippers/San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets (Game 2)

Harlan (play-by-play), Miller (analyst) and Wolfson (reporter)

                                  

Postgame    Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

                                  

Sunday, May 10        

                                  

TBA  NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

                                  

TBA                          Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers/San Antonio Spurs (Game 4)

                                  

Postgame    Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

                                  

Monday, May 11       

                                  

7 p.m.                        Atlanta Hawks/Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards (Game TBD)

                                  

9:30 p.m.                    Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies (Game 4)

                                  

Postgame    Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

 

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Nate Smeltz, Turner Sports                                          nate.smeltz@turner.com                      (404) 827-4786

Tony Morreale, Turner Sports                                     tony.morreale@turner.com                   (404) 575-7401