16 April 2015

2015 NBA Playoffs: 1st Round TV Schedule & Announcers

The 2015 NBA Playoffs start this Saturday with a quadruple header. Five networks will be covering games in the first round (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV and TNT). Let's take a look at the television schedule and announcing assignments for the opening round of the NBA Playoffs.

Predictions
*If necessary
1: Sun., 4/19 - Atlanta - TNT, 5:30 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, David Aldridge)
2: Wed., 4/22 - Atlanta - NBA TV, 7:00 (Spero Dedes, Mike Fratello, David Aldridge)
3: Sat., 4/25 - Brooklyn - TNT, 3:00 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, David Aldridge)
4: Mon., 4/27 - Brooklyn - NBA TV, 7:00 (Spero Dedes, Mike Fratello, David Aldridge)
5: Wed., 4/29 - Atlanta - TNT, 7:00 (Spero Dedes, Mike Fratello, David Aldridge)
6: Fri., 5/1 - Brooklyn - ESPN, 8:00 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Doris Burke)

1: Sun., 4/19 - Cleveland - ABC, 3:00 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters)
2: Tues., 4/21 - Cleveland - TNT, 7:00 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Rachel Nichols)
3: Thurs., 4/23 - Boston - TNT, 7:00 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Rachel Nichols)
4: Sun., 4/26 - Boston, ABC, 1:00 (Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Heather Cox)

1: Sat., 4/18 - Chicago - ESPN, 7:00 (Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Israel Gutierrez)
2: Mon., 4/20 - Chicago - TNT, 8:00 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Allie LaForce)
3: Thurs., 4/23 - Milwaukee - NBA TV, 8:00 (Ian Eagle, Grant Hill, Allie LaForce)
4: Sat., 4/25 - Milwaukee - TNT, 5:30 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Allie LaForce)
5: Mon., 4/27 - Chicago - TNT, 8:00 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Allie LaForce)
6: Thurs., 4/30 - Milwaukee - TNT, 7:00 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Allie LaForce)


1: Sat., 4/18 - Toronto - ESPN, 12:30 (Mark Jones, Doris Burke)
2: Tues., 4/21 - Toronto - NBA TV, 8:00 (Ian Eagle, Grant Hill, Allie LaForce)
3: Fri., 4/24 - Washington - ESPN2, 8:00 (Mark Jones, Doris Burke, J.A. Adande)
4: Sun., 4/26 - Washington - TNT, 6:30 (Ian Eagle, Grant Hill, Kevin Ray)

1: Sat., 4/18 - Oakland - ABC, 3:30 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters)
2:Mon., 4/20 - Oakland - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Tracy Wolfson)
3: Thurs., 4/23 - New Orleans - TNT, 9:30 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Tracy Wolfson)
4: Sat., 4/25 - New Orleans - ESPN, 8:00 (Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Israel Gutierrez)

1: Sat, 4/18 - Houston - ESPN, 9:30 (Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Heather Cox)
2: Tues., 4/21 - Houston - TNT, 9:30 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Rebecca Haarlow)
3: Fri., 4/24 - Dallas - ESPN, 7:00 (Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Heather Cox)
4: Sun., 4/26 - Dallas - TNT, 9:00 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Rebecca Haarlow)
5: Tues., 4/28 - Houston - TNT, 8:00 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Rebecca Haarlow)

1: Sun., 4/19 - Los Angeles - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Jaime Maggio)
2: Wed., 4/22 - Los Angeles - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Jaime Maggio)
3: Fri., 4/24 - San Antonio - ESPN, 9:30 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters)
4: Sun., 4/26 - San Antonio - ABC, 3:30 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters)
5: Tues, 4/28 - Los Angeles - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Jaime Maggio)
6: Thurs., 4/30 - San Antonio - TNT, 9:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Jaime Maggio)
7: Sat., 5/2 - Los Angeles - TNT, 7:00 (Kevin Harlan, Chris Webber, Jaime Maggio)

1: Sun., 4/19 - Memphis - TNT, 8:00 (Kevin Calabro, Brent Barry, Lewis Johnson)
2: Wed., 4/22 - Memphis - TNT, 8:00 (Kevin Calabro, Brent Barry, Lewis Johnson)
3: Sat., 4/25 - Portland - ESPN, 10:30 (Ryan Ruocco, P.J. Carlesimo, Chris Broussard)
4: Mon., 4/27 - Portland - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Calabro, Brent Barry, Lewis Johnson)
5: Wed., 4/29 - Memphis - TNT, 9:30 (Kevin Calabro, Brent Barry, Lewis Johnson)

Daily Schedule
Saturday, April 18th
Wizards vs. Raptors - ESPN, 12:30 (Mark Jones, Doris Burke)
Pelicans vs. Warriors - ABC, 3:30 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters)
Bucks vs. Bulls - ESPN, 7:00 (Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Israel Gutierrez)
Mavericks vs. Rockets - ESPN, 9:30 (Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Heather Cox)

Sunday, April 19th
Celtics vs. Cavaliers - ABC, 3:00 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters)
Nets vs. Hawks - TNT, 5:30 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, David Aldridge)
Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies - TNT, 8:00 (Kevin Calabro, Brent Barry, Lewis Johnson)
Spurs vs. Clippers - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Jaime Maggio)

Monday, April 20th
Bucks vs. Bulls - TNT, 8:00 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Allie LaForce)
Pelicans vs. Warriors - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Tracy Wolfson)

Tuesday, April 21st
Celtics vs. Cavaliers - TNT, 7:00 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Rachel Nichols)
Wizards vs. Raptors - NBA TV, 8:00 (Ian Eagle, Grant Hill, Kevin Ray)
Mavericks vs. Rockets - TNT, 9:30 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Rebecca Haarlow)

Wednesday, April 22nd 
Nets vs. Hawks - NBA TV, 7:00 (Spero Dedes, Mike Fratello, David Aldridge)
Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies - TNT, 8:00 (Kevin Calabro, Brent Barry, Lewis Johnson)
Spurs vs. Clippers - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Jaime Maggio)

Thursday, April 23rd
Cavaliers vs. Celtics - TNT, 7:00 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Rachel Nichols)
Bulls vs. Bucks - NBA TV, 8:00 (Ian Eagle, Grant Hill, Allie LaForce)
Warriors vs. Pelicans - TNT, 9:30 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Tracy Wolfson)

Friday, April 24th
Rockets vs. Mavericks - ESPN, 7:00 (Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Heather Cox)
Raptors vs. Wizards - ESPN2, 8:00 (Mark Jones, Doris Burke, J.A. Adande)
Clippers vs. Spurs - ESPN, 9:30 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters)

Saturday, April 25th
Hawks vs. Nets - TNT, 3:00 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, David Aldridge)
Bulls vs. Bucks - TNT, 5:30 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Allie LaForce)
Warriors vs. Pelicans - ESPN, 8:00 (Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Israel Gutierrez)
Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers - ESPN, 10:30 (Ryan Ruocco, P.J. Carlesimo, Chris Broussard)

Sunday, April 26th 
Cavaliers vs. Celtics - ABC, 1:00 (Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Heather Cox)
Clippers vs. Spurs - ABC, 3:30 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters)
Raptors vs. Wizards - TNT, 6:30 (Ian Eagle, Grant Hill, Kevin Ray)
Rockets vs. Mavericks - TNT, 9:00 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Rebecca Haarlow)

Monday, April 27th
Hawks vs. Nets - NBA TV, 7:00 (Spero Dedes, Mike Fratello, David Aldridge)
Bucks vs. Bulls - TNT, 8:00 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Allie LaForce)
Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Calabro, Brent Barry, Lewis Johnson)

Tuesday, April 28th
Mavericks vs. Rockets - TNT, 8:00 (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Rebecca Haarlow)
Spurs vs. Clippers - TNT, 10:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Jaime Maggio)

Wednesday, April 29th
Nets vs. Hawks - TNT, 7:00 (Spero Dedes, Mike Fratello, David Aldridge)
Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies - TNT, 9:30 (Kevin Calabro, Brent Barry, Lewis Johnson)

Thursday, April 30th
Bulls vs. Bucks - TNT, 7:00 (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Allie LaForce)
Clippers vs. Spurs - TNT, 9:30 (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Jaime Maggio)

Friday, May 1st
Hawks vs. Nets - ESPN, 8:00 (Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Doris Burke)

Saturday, May 2nd
Spurs vs. Clippers - TNT, 7:00 (Kevin Harlan, Chris Webber, Jaime Maggio)

H/T NBA, ESPN, Turner, NBA TV

15 comments:

  1. I hope Reggie Miller doesn't call the Eastern Conference Finals on TNT, he is totally annoying.

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    1. I hear ya but I expect that he will, along with C-Webb and Marv.

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  2. BA, Steve Smith + LaForce are a great trio.

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    1. Indeed. I was a little surprised that Smith (and more so Barry) are higher up than Hill on the totem poll but that Anderson-Smith team worked well in the tournament.

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  3. Mon April 20th is supposed to be Bucks at Bulls not Bulls at Bucks

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  4. Is it just me or does Rachel Nichols always go where Lebron James goes? I feel she has being on the sidelines for a big Lebron James game

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  5. Check this out ..... In the Washington / Toronto series each of the 1st 4 games will be on a different network!!!! CRAZY!!!!!

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  6. Ben you put Allie LaForce twice on April 23rd Lol

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  7. Sunday's TNT games have both been moved up by half an hour.
    Raptors vs. Wizards is now at 6:30 p.m.
    Rockets vs. Mavericks is now at 9 p.m.

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  8. April 27 schedule updates:
    Hawks/Nets Game 4 is at 7 PM on NBAtv.
    Bucks/Bulls Game 5 is at 8 PM on TNT.

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  10. Why is Reggie Miller calling Spurs games? I can't stand hearing him, why is he still employed with TNT?

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  11. Ben is it just me, or does Rachel Nichols follow Lebron James for big NBA games? I have been noticing when ever the Cavs or when he was with the Heat, Nichols was always there.

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  12. i just wish the announcer's didnt show favoratism to certain players/teams. It never fails.....and to think one of them was fired by NBC because they were a sex offender....

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  13. LeBron James is a super star.BUT he shouldn't be allowed to create space by pushing off with his off hand. The refs should be more diligent in calling all fouls be it a star or role player.

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