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ESPN and ABC Will Combine to Televise Six NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals this Week

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ESPN and ABC will combine to televise six 2016 NBA Playoffs’ Western and Eastern Conference Semifinals games this week. The Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade will visit the Toronto Raptors and Kyle Lowry for Round 2 / Game 2 on Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

ESPN will televise a doubleheader on Friday, May 6 starting with the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James visiting the Atlanta Hawks and Paul Millsap for a Round 2 / Game 3 at 7 p.m. Mike Tirico, Hall of Famer and analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Lisa Salters will provide game commentary. The San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant for a Round 2 / Game 3 at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN. The team of Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Doris Burke will call the game action.

On Saturday, May 7, the Raptors will face the Heat again for a Game 3 matchup at 5 p.m. on ESPN. The Golden State Warriors and Klay Thompson will visit the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard for Round 2 / Game 3 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Breen, Van Gundy, Jackson and Burke will be on the call.

ABC will televise the Cavaliers facing the Hawks again for a Game 4 matchup on Sunday, May 8 at 3:30 p.m. with Tirico, Brown and Salters on the call.

NBA Countdown will precede games to discuss them and the top NBA storylines with host Sage Steele and analysts Jalen Rose and Doug Collins throughout the week and weekend on ESPN or ABC.

All games and shows on ESPN are also available on WatchESPN. All games and shows on ABC are also available on ESPN3.

NBA Playoffs Schedule on ESPN and ABC

Date Time (ET) Telecast Commentators Network(s)
Wed, May 4 7 p.m. Round 2 / Game 2: Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers Radio: Mark Kestecher, Kara Lawson ESPN Radio
Thu, May 5 7 p.m. NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins ESPN
8 p.m. Round 2 / Game 2: Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Heather Cox ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Fri, May 6 7 p.m. Round 2 / Game 3: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters ESPN, ESPN Deportes
9:30 p.m. Round 2 / Game 3: San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Doris Burke ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sat, May 7 4:30 p.m. NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins ESPN
5 p.m. Round 2 / Game 3: Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat Mark Jones, Jon Barry, Heather Cox ESPN
8 p.m. NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins ABC
8:30 p.m. Round 2 / Game 3: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Doris Burke

Radio: Kevin Calabro, PJ Carlesimo

ABC, ESPN Radio
Sun, May 8 3:00 p.m. NBA Countdown presented by Straight Talk Wireless Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins ABC
3:30 p.m. Round 2 / Game 4: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters

Radio: Mark Kestecher and Jon Barry

ABC, ESPN Radio

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