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NBA Playoffs on ABC: Heat-Hornets Battle in Decisive Game 7 of First Round, Warriors-Trail Blazers Tip Off Western Conference Semifinals Series


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The 2016 NBA Playoffs will continue on ABC with a doubleheader on Sunday, May 1. Starting at 1 p.m. ET, the Charlotte Hornets and Jeremy Lin will visit the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade in a decisive Game 7 of the First Round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The team of Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Doris Burke will provide commentary.  At 3:30 p.m., the Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson will host the Portland Trail Blazer and Damian Lillard in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Mike Tirico, will provide play-by-play alongside Hall of Famer and analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Lisa Salters. All ABC games are also available on ESPN3.

Ahead of the doubleheader at 12:30 p.m., NBA Countdown presented by Straight Talk Wireless will preview the games with host Sage Steele, Jalen Rose and Doug Collins on ABC.

Sunday’s NBA on ABC Playoffs schedule

Date Time (ET) Telecast Commentators Network(s)
Sun, May 1 12:30 p.m. NBA Countdown presented by Straight Talk Wireless Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins ABC
1 p.m. NBA Playoffs on ABC

Round 1 / Game 7: Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat

Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Doris Burke ABC
3:30 p.m. NBA Playoffs on ABC

Round 2 / Game 1: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors

Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters

Radio: Marc Kestecher, Kara Lawson




Media contacts:          Ben Cafardo at [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN);

Gianina Thompson at [email protected] (@Gianina_ESPN).