TNT Tips Off Its Second Round NBA Playoffs Coverage with Game 1 Doubleheader, Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. ET

TNT will tip off second round coverage of the NBA Playoffs with a Game 1 doubleheader on Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. ET - Raptors vs. Cavaliers, a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals, followed by a match-up of MVP candidates between the Rockets and Spurs at 9:30 p.m. Game 2 of those respective series will air on TNT, Wednesday, May 3, beginning at 7 p.m.

If there are three games scheduled on Sunday, April 30, TNT would air Game 7 between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. ET, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. The network's live game schedule and telecast notes follow.

  • Segments from Area 21 – with TNT analyst Kevin Garnett and special guests each week – will be incorporated into studio coverage on Mondays during the first and second round.  Garnett will be joined by four-time NBA Defensive Player of the YearBen Wallace in Area 21 throughout Monday night’s coverage. Additional Area 21content, including a segment with musical artist 2 Chainz and a Facebook Live style update with Damaris Lewis and Lance Fresh will be available exclusively across KG Area 21 social media handles.
  • The Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of host Ernie Johnson, Hall of FamersCharles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smithwill provide pregame analysis, halftime updates and extensive postgame coverage onInside the NBA presented by Kia regularly throughout the playoffs.
  • TNT Overtime on and in the NBA App will deliver enhanced coverage for over 30 playoff games – more than ever before – with exclusive content and analysis from TNT commentators.  The unique companion experience allows fans to watch the game via four alternate camera angles, including Advanced Performance Replays sponsored by Nissan throughout the entirety of the playoffs.
  • Additionally, live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT playoff games is available via and the Watch TNT app.  Fans are able to access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider.

Charles and Shaq preview theRaptors/Cavs series, a rematch of the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals

Charles analyzes the Spurs/Rocketsmatch-up & special guest Billy Crystalweighs in on the playoff picture