NBA TV’s Upcoming Live Game Schedule Highlighted by Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz – Tonight, Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. ET

NBA Digital’s Art of the Triple Double Series to Explore “Triple Double Trouble”

NBA TV’s live game coverage will feature five matchups with playoff implications beginning tonight, Thursday, March 16, with the Eastern Conference top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers and four-time MVP LeBron James hosting the Utah Jazz and All-Star forward Gordon Hayward, at 7 p.m. ET. Live game action will continue as the Miami Heat and the league leader in rebounds per game Hassan Whiteside – currently within one game of a playoff spot – hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves and rising star Karl Anthony-Towns, Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m.

The network’s schedule will continue with a doubleheader as the Indiana Pacers and four-time All- Star Paul George will visit the Toronto Raptors, led by three-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan, in a battle for Eastern Conference playoff position, Sunday, March 19, at 6 p.m. The night’s second game will showcase the Cavaliers and James traveling to the Los Angeles Lakers and former first-round pick D’Angelo Russell, at 9:30 p.m. The week’s action will finish with the Heat hosting the Raptors, Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Art of the Triple Double to Examine the Consequences of Stat Line Obsession

In this week’s edition of Art of the Triple Double – “Triple Double Fails” – host Vince Cellini explores the extremes to which players go in order to reach the triple-double mark, sometimes at the expense of their team’s strategy or their own reputations. The next installation will look at examples of triple doubles in the wrong categories, such as turnovers. Art of the Triple Double will continue on NBA GameTime on Mondays and across NBA Digital platforms including NBA.com and NBA TV’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Video: March 9, 1996: Anthony Bowie calls timeout to complete his triple double

Additional Programming Highlights

NBA TV’s The Starters, the daily 30-minute studio show that recaps the most entertaining moments from around the NBA, is co-hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas, along with Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis with new episodes airing regularly at 7 p.m.

10 Before Tip, the network’s half-hour show providing the latest news and perspectives from around the NBA before tip-off is hosted by Jared Greenberg and airs regularly on weeknights at 6:30 p.m.

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