TNT to Present More Than 40 NBA Playoff Games Beginning Sunday, April 14, with Tripleheader Action

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Network to Exclusively Televise 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals presented by Google Pixel

Sports Emmy Award-Winning Inside the NBA Highlights TNT's NBA Playoffs Studio Coverage

TNT will televise more than 40 NBA Playoff games – the most of any network – including First Round action, Conference Semifinals presented by AT&T, and the exclusive presentation of the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals presented by Google Pixel.  The network’s playoff coverage will tip off Sunday, April 14, with a tripleheader – the Boston Celticshosting the Indiana Pacers at 1 p.m. ET; Detroit Pistons against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. and the Utah Jazz visiting the Houston Rockets at 9:30 p.m. 

TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage will feature the Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of host Ernie Johnson alongside Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smith providing analysis during the TNT NBA Tip-Off Presented by Autotrader pregame show and the American Express Halftime Report, with extensive postgame coverage on Inside the NBA presented by Kia.

The network’s Sports Emmy Award-winning playoff coverage will include four commentator teams during the first round:

  • Marv Albert with analyst Chris Webber
  • Kevin Harlan with analyst Reggie Miller
  • Brian Anderson with analyst Kevin McHale
  • Spero Dedes with analyst Greg Anthony

Reporters will include Kristen Ledlow, Allie LaForce, Dennis Scott, Ros Gold-Onwude, Rebecca Haarlow, Jared Greenberg, Jaime Maggio and Stephanie Ready.

TNT – in its 35th consecutive year of NBA coverage – will feature state-of-the-art technological elements during the playoffs including super-slow-motion cameras that will provide viewers with exciting replays at key moments of the games. The network will also use player and coach mikes to bring fans the sounds of the game from the floor.

Additionally, TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage will include the use of robotic cameras placed above each backboard to provide compelling looks at the action, along with visuals from player warm-ups used during the studio shows. Studio coverage will also incorporate a virtual graphics package to introduce key game and player matchups, focusing on the most binge-worthy elements from each game.

NBA on TNT VR App
The Eastern Conference Finals – in addition to select First Round and Conference Semifinals games – will be available in immersive virtual reality through the NBA on TNT VR app powered by Intel® True VR, available for Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets. The NBA on TNT VR experience will include commentary by Rip Hamilton, Stephanie Ready and Allie Clifton.

NBA Twitter Live
During the Playoffs, the NBA on TNT will offer fans unique opportunities to follow their favorite players during the series via NBA Twitter Live – a complementary live stream experience on Twitter. A live poll will be available on @NBAonTNT throughout the entire first half of select games, whereby fans can vote for the player they want the iso-cam to follow in the second half. Hosted by members of the NBA Twitter community, NBA Twitter Live will be announced by a mix of current and former NBA players.

TNT Overtime
TNT Overtime on NBA.com and via the NBA App will deliver enhanced coverage for more than 30 playoff games with exclusive content and analysis from TNT commentators.  The unique companion experience allows fans to watch the game via one of four alternate camera angles (action, backboard, home and away) or all four angles at once. TNT Overtime’s highlights, stats and play–by–play integrations will be available alongside the live game experience. Opening round sponsors for TNT Overtime include Exxon, Jack Daniels, Gatorade, and YouTube TV.

Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT playoff games is also available via http://www.tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT app, with opening round coverage sponsored by Exxon, Indian Motorcycle, and Hulu.  Fans can access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider.

2019 NBA on TNT Playoffs Schedule

 

Date

 

Time (ET)

 

Game/Commentators

 

Sun., April 14

 

1 p.m.

 

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal

     

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics, Game 1
Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Rebecca Haarlow

   

6:30 p.m.

 

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

   

7 p.m.

 

Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Game 1
Spero Dedes, Greg Anthony, Jaime Maggio

   

9:30 p.m.

 

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets, Game 1
Brian Anderson, Kevin McHale, Allie LaForce

   

Postgame

 

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

Mon., April 15

 

8 p.m.

 

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

     

Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Game 2
Harlan, Miller, Ros Gold-Onwude

   

10:30 p.m.

 

LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 2
Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Kristen Ledlow

   

Postgame

 

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

Tue., April 16

 

8 p.m.

 

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

 

Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors, Game 2
Dedes, Anthony, Jared Greenberg

   

10:30 p.m.

 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers, Game 2
Anderson, McHale, Stephanie Ready

   

Postgame

 

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

Wed., April 17

 

7 p.m.

 

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

 

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics, Game 2
Harlan, Miller, Haarlow

   

9:30 p.m.

 

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets, Game 2
Albert, Webber, LaForce

 

 

 

Postgame

 

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

Thu., April 18

 

8 p.m.

 

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

     

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets, Game 3
Dedes, Anthony, Gold-Onwude

 

 

 

10:30 p.m.

 

Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers, Game 3
Anderson, McHale, Ledlow

 

 

 

Postgame

 

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

Sat., April 20

 

2:30 p.m.

 

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

   

3 p.m.

 

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets, Game 4
Harlan, Miller, Gold-Onwude

   

5:30 p.m.

 

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 4
Albert, Webber, Dennis Scott

 

Sun., April 21

 

6:30 p.m.

 

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

   

7 p.m.

 

Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic, Game 4
Dedes, Anthony, Greenberg

 

 

 

9:30 p.m.

 

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 4
Anderson, McHale, Ready

 

 

 

Postgame

 

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

Mon., April 22

 

8 p.m.

 

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

   

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons, Game 4
Harlan, Miller, Maggio

 

 

 

10:30 p.m.

 

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz, Game 4
Albert, Webber, LaForce

   

Postgame

 

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

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