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

Live Game Coverage to Tip Off with the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. ET

NBA TV to Preview Both Conferences Tonight, April 13, Starting at 8 p.m.;
Friday Highlights to Include The Starters Award Show at 8 p.m. & Beyond The Paint at 10 p.m.

NBA TV – the ultimate destination for complete NBA Playoffs coverage – will televise up to nine originally produced first round NBA Playoff games, along with extensive nightly NBA GameTime pre- and post-game studio coverage. The network’s live game schedule will begin Tuesday, April 18, with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors, Game 2, at 7 p.m. ET. Spero Dedes will provide play-by-play with analysts Grant Hill and Richard “Rip” Hamilton and reporter Jen Hale.

The network’s live game schedule will continue Wednesday, April 19, with Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards, Game 2, at 7 p.m. Marc Zumoff will call the game with analysts Steve Smith and Mike Fratello and reporter Allie LaForce. Coverage will also continue with Raptors/Bucks, Game 3 on Thursday, April 20, at 8 p.m. All NBA TV playoff telecasts will include mic’d coaches to bring fans closer to action.

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

2017 NBA TV Playoff Schedule
(All Times ET; Additional Games TBA) 

Tuesday, April 18

7 p.m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors, Game 2

Spero Dedes, Grant Hill, Richard “Rip” Hamilton & Jen Hale

Wednesday, April 19

7 p.m. - Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards, Game 2
Marc Zumoff, Steve Smith, Mike Fratello & Allie LaForce

Thursday, April 20

8 p.m. - Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks, Game 3

Dedes, Hill, Hamilton & Hale


NBA TV’s signature NBA GameTime studio show – including a deep rotation of leading basketball commentators – will provide highlights, news and analysis throughout the NBA Playoffs. Additional programming highlights include The Starters, airing Monday-Fridays, regularly at 6:30 p.m. through The Finals, and Playoff Playback, 60-minute versions of each playoff game.

Heading into the NBA Playoffs, the network will highlight all 16 teams tonight, April 13, with its NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview show at 8 p.m., followed by the NBA Western Conference Playoff Preview at 9 p.m. The Starters presented by Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey will tip off the evening with a special playoff preview episode at 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, April 14, NBA TV will set the stage with an NBA Playoff preview edition of 10 Before Tip at 7 p.m., followed by The Starters’ annual award show special at 8 p.m. An all-new Beyond the Paint hosted by Matt Winer – premiering at 10 p.m. – will tell the intriguing story of former NBA and ABA tough guy John Brisker, who played professionally with the Pittsburgh Pipers, Pittsburgh Condors and Seattle SuperSonics in the 1970s, before disappearing on a trip to Africa in 1978. Declared legally dead in 1985, rumors range from him being executed in Uganda because of his connections to former political leader Idi Amin, to some saying he’s still alive today. The show will also tell the personal story of former WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, on and off the court.

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