NBA on TNT Action Continues Thursday, March 5, with Doubleheader Featuring Thunder vs. Bulls & Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers

NBA on TNT’s regular season coverage, presented by State Farm, will continue Thursday, March 5, with doubleheader action beginning with the Oklahoma City Thunder visiting the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m. ET.  In the second game, the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard will host the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki at 10:30 p.m. Kevin Harlan will call the Thunder-Bulls game alongside analyst Steve Smith and reporter Craig Sager, who will make his return to the sidelines. Marv Albert will provide play-by-play for the Mavericks-Trail Blazers matchup with analyst Brent Barry and reporter Rebecca Haarlow.

TNT’s Sports Emmy® Award-winning Inside the NBA presented by Kia, with host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will recap the night’s action following the doubleheader.

Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT games is available via 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 (, which is sponsored by, Samsung, Sprint and Sprite. 

Upcoming NBA on TNT Schedule:

   Thursday, Mar. 5


8 p.m. ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Chicago Bulls

Kevin Harlan, Steve Smith, Craig Sager

 10:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers

Marv Albert, Brent Barry, Rebecca Haarlow


Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith


Thursday, Mar. 12


7 p.m.

Memphis Grizzlies @ Washington Wizards

Albert, Mike Fratello, David Aldridge 

 9:30 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers @ San Antonio Spurs

Harlan, Charles Barkley, Chris Webber, Rachel Nichols


Inside the NBA presented by Kia

Matt Winer, O’Neal, K. Smith, Steve Smith


Turner Sports, marking its 31st consecutive year of NBA coverage, features a 53-game regular-season schedule on TNT.  Additionally, TNT is the exclusive home of NBA Thursday Night doubleheaders, the NBA All-Star Weekend and more NBA Playoff games than any other network including first and second round action along with the exclusive presentation of the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.  

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Media Contacts:

Nate Smeltz, Turner Sports


Audrey Brees, Turner Sports