TNTs NBA Playoff Coverage Continues with Doubleheader Action Monday, April 27 & Tuesday, April 28, at 8 p.m. ET

TNT’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs will continue tonight, April 27, featuring the Milwaukee Bucks visiting the Chicago Bulls (Game 5) tipping off at 8 p.m. ET, and the Portland Trail Blazers hosting the Memphis Grizzlies (Game 4) at 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s coverage (April 28) will include a pair of Western Conference Game 5 matchups, with the Dallas Mavericks visiting the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m., and the Los Angeles Clippers hosting the San Antonio Spurs at 10:30 p.m.

Coverage will include the NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader pre-game show both nights at 8 p.m.

TNT’s upcoming schedule, including programming scenarios for Wednesday’s coverage:


 Time (ET)                      Game/Commentators                           

Monday, April 27             

8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader

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


             Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls, Game 5

Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Steve Smith (analyst) and Allie LaForce (reporter)


10:30 p.m.     Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers, Game 4

Kevin Calabro (play-by-play), Brent Barry (analyst) and Lewis Johnson (reporter)


Tuesday, April 28            

8 p.m.       NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader

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


                  Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets, Game 5

Marv Albert (play-by-play), Chris Webber (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (reporter)


10:30 p.m.    San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers, Game 5

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Jaime Maggio (reporter)


Postgame     Inside the NBA presented by Kia

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


Wednesday, April 29        

TBA   NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader

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


                     * Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks, Game 5



         Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies, Game 5* (if necessary)

Calabro (play-by-play), Barry (analyst) and Johnson (reporter)


   *If Nets vs. Hawks is the only game on Wednesday, coverage will begin at 8 p.m.; if TNT has a doubleheader – Nets vs. Hawks, followed by Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies – start times will be 7 and 9:30 p.m., respectively.


TNT, in its 31st consecutive year of NBA coverage, is the home to more than 40 NBA Playoff games – the most of any network – including first and second round action and the exclusive presentation of the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

TNT Overtime on will continue to deliver enhanced coverage 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 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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