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ESPN to Televise Four NBA Conference Semifinals Game 6’s


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ABC to Exclusively Broadcast a Western Conference Semifinals Game 7 or Western Conference Finals Game 1 Sunday

ESPN will televise four NBA Conference Semifinals Game 6’s, with prime-time doubleheaders both tonight, Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will visit the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose. Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Lisa Salters will provide commentary. ESPN Radio will also broadcast the game with Marc Kestecher describing the action alongside analyst P.J. Carlesimo.

At 10:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul will host the Houston Rockets and James Harden on ESPN. Mike Tirico will call the action with analyst Jon Barry and reporter J.A. Adande. Kia NBA Countdown will precede the doubleheader at 7:30 p.m. with host Sage Steele and analysts Doug Collins and Jalen Rose.

On Friday, May 15, the Washington Wizards and John Wall will host the Atlanta Hawks and Paul Millsap at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Dave Pasch will be joined by analyst P.J.Carlesimo and reporter Chris Broussard to call the game. At 9:30 p.m. on ESPN, the Golden State Warriors and NBA MVP Stephen Curry will visit the Memphis Grizzlies and Marc Gasol. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play with Basketball Hall of Famer and analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Heather Cox. ESPN Radio will have the game with Kevin Calabro and analyst Jon Barry.

 All ESPN games are also available via WatchESPN.

 NBA Playoffs on ABC

On Sunday, May 17, ABC’s coverage tips off at 3 p.m. with NBA Countdown, hosted by Sage Steele and featuring analysts Jalen Rose and Doug Collins. At 3:30 p.m., ABC will exclusively broadcast either Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals or a Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. More details on Sunday’s coverage will be available on ESPN Media Zone this weekend.



Media contacts: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN);

Gianina Thompson at 860-766-7022 or [email protected] (@Gianina_ESPN).