NBA TV’s Playoffs Coverage Highlighted by Originally Produced First Round Playoff Games & Extensive Studio Coverage

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Live Game Coverage Presented by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Tips Off
with San Antonio vs. Denver on Tuesday, April 16, at 9 p.m. ET 

NBA TV Playoff Central Live to Premiere Monday, April 15, at 2 p.m.,
Offering Fans an Insider Pass to Shootarounds & Media Availabilities

NBA TV – the ultimate destination for complete NBA Playoffs coverage – will televise up to nine originally produced first round NBA Playoff games presented by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, along with extensive nightly NBA GameTime studio coverage, and the new daily preview show, NBA TV Playoff Central Live. The network’s live game schedule will begin Tuesday, April 16, with the the San Antonio Spurs visiting the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the series at 9 p.m. ET. Pete Pranica will call the game with analyst Isiah Thomas and reporter Dennis Scott.

The network’s live game schedule will continue Wednesday, April 17, with the Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Detroit Pistons, Game 2, at 8 p.m.  Kevin Ray will provide play-by-play with analysts Steve Smith and Mike Fratello, and reporter Jaime Maggio. NBA TV coverage will also feature Nuggets/Spurs, Game 3, on Thursday, April 18, at 9 p.m.

Each NBA TV game night will include the Autotrader Pregame Show, American Express Halftime Report and NBA GameTime Presented by Kia postgame show.

2019 NBA TV Playoff Schedule
(All Times ET; Additional Games TBA)

Tuesday, April 16

9 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets, Game 2


Pete Pranica, Isiah Thomas & Dennis Scott

Wednesday, April 17

8 p.m. 

Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Game 2


Kevin Ray, Steve Smith, Mike Fratello & Jaime Maggio

Thursday, April 18

9 p.m. 

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 3



Pranica, Thomas & Scott

Premiering for the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs, NBA TV Playoff Central Live is a new weekday afternoon show offering fans the latest news, injury updates and analysis leading up to the night’s action. The daily live telecast – starting Monday, April 15, at 2 p.m. – will tap into the sights and sounds from players and coaches during shootaround and media availabilities.

Later today (Thursday, April 11), NBA TV will offer fans a look back at the 2018-19 regular season, while also looking ahead to this year's NBA Playoffs. The Starters will recap some of the top performances and most memorable moments from this season with their annual “The Starties” award show on Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. Later, the network will outline “30 things you need to know” in a two-hour NBA Playoffs Preview at 7 p.m.

Friday's programming lineup (April 12) will include Race to the 2019 Kia NBA MVP at 8 p.m., taking a look at Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and others. The Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Debate at 8:30 p.m. will spotlight Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Atlanta’s Trae Young, while identifying other potential all-rookie candidates.  Best of CrunchTime 2019 will look back at some of the top buzzer beaters and clutch performances this season at 9 p.m., whileThe Starters Playoff Preview will follow at 9:30 p.m. 

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