Toronto Raptors 2015 Playoffs on TSN & Additional Playoff Schedule

Just like last year, TSN will have coverage of every Toronto Raptors game during the 2015 NBA playoffs. Coverage begins Saturday with a 30-minute pre-game for game one against the Washington Wizards, live on TSN and TSN GO from 12pm ET. TSN Radio will have a 90-minute show leading into the game.

Raptors schedule as follows:

  • Game 1: Washington @ Toronto – Saturday, April 18 at 12 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050
  • Game 2: Washington @ Toronto – Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050
  • Game 3: Toronto @ Washington – Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050
  • Game 4: Toronto @ Washington – Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO
  • Game 5: Washington @ Toronto – Wednesday, April 29 at TBD (if required)
  • Game 6: Toronto @ Washington – Friday, May 1 at TBD (if required)
  • Game 7: Washington @ Toronto – Sunday, May 3 at TBD (if required)

Matt Devlin and Jack Armstrong have the call with Rod Black, Leo Rautins and Morris Peterson providing on-site hosting and analysis coverage. Paul Jones and Sherman Hamilton cover things from the radio side.

TSN, Sportsnet 360, and NBA TV will cover all other playoff games during the first round. Select games will also be available on ABC including next Sundays Clippers-Spurs game which won’t be on a Canadian network. The schedule so far is below. All times Eastern.

Sat, Apr 18
New Orleans @ Golden State 3:30 pm ABC/Sportsnet 360
Milwaukee @ Chicago 7:00 pm Sportsnet 360
Dallas @ Houston 9:30 pm TSN2

Sun, Apr 19
Boston @ Cleveland 3:00 pm ABC/TSN2
Brooklyn @ Atlanta 5:30 pm TSN2
Portland @ Memphis 8:00 pm TSN2
San Antonio @ L.A. Clippers 10:30 pm TSN2

Mon, Apr 20
Milwaukee @ Chicago 8:00 pm TSN2
New Orleans @ Golden State 10:30 pm TSN2

Tue, Apr 21
Boston @ Cleveland 7:00 pm NBATV Canada
Dallas @ Houston 9:30 pm NBATV Canada

Wed, Apr 22
Brooklyn @ Atlanta 7:00 pm NBATV Canada
Portland @ Memphis 8:00 pm TSN2
San Antonio @ L.A. Clippers 10:30 pm TSN2

Thu, Apr 23
Cleveland @ Boston 7:00 pm TSN
Chicago @ Milwaukee 8:00 pm NBATV Canada
Golden State @ New Orleans 9:30 pm TSN2

Fri, Apr 24
Houston @ Dallas 7:00 pm NBATV Canada
L.A. Clippers @ San Antonio 9:30 pm NBATV Canada

Sat, Apr 25
Atlanta @ Brooklyn 3:00 pm TSN2
Chicago @ Milwaukee 5:30 pm TSN2
Golden State @ New Orleans 8:00 pm TSN2
Memphis @ Portland 10:30 pm TSN2

Sun, Apr 26
Cleveland @ Boston 1:00 pm ABC/TSN2
L.A. Clippers @ San Antonio 3:30 p.m. ABC
Toronto @ Washington 7:00 pm TSN
Houston @ Dallas 9:30 pm NBATV Canada

2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on TSN

The annual NBA all-star weekend activities take place this weekend from Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Centre in New York City and will feature Kyle Lowry in the big game, the first Toronto Raptor to start in it since 2008.

SportsCentre will be crossing all week to NYC to host Rod Black and analysts Jack Armstrong and former Raptor Morris Peterson along with reporter Jermain Franklin. Coverage of the rising stars challenge, skills and dunk competition, and the all-star game will come from the excellent TNT broadcast crew.

Coverage will also be available via TSN GO and the all-star game available on TSN Radio Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

Friday Feb. 13, 9pm ET: BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge – TSN
Saturday Feb. 14, 7pm ET: State Farm All-Star Saturday Night – TSN2
Sunday Feb. 15, 7pm ET: NBA All-Star Game – TSN

Toronto Raptors 2014–15 TV Schedule (Finally)

toronto_raptors_logoOnly a day before the opening game and over a month after every other team released their schedule, TSN and Sportsnet finally got their shit together and released the TV schedule for the 2014–15 Toronto Raptors NBA season which begins tonight on TSN with their home opener against the Atlanta Hawks. In the final year of their current deal, TSN will get 47 games with Sportsnet getting 35 regular season games. With a new deal due next year, look to see each network go halvsies on the 82 games, just like TSN Radio and Sportsnet The Fan currently do.

For those of you outside Toronto/Ontario who don’t follow the Raptors (i.e., most people), prepare to have the Raptors shoved down your throat! TSN2 will have 23 games, 21 games will be on the TSN regional feeds (TSN1/3/4/5) and 3 games on TSN1/4/5.  On the Rogers side: 13 games on Sportsnet, 13 on SN 360 and 9 on SN One.  All games will be available on each properties mobile/online streaming apps.

No doubt with Sportsnet’s new commitment to hockey and TSN’s three additional feeds, the delay in releasing the schedule is solely to blame with partners Bell and Rogers. I noticed one example straight away where Sportsnet is losing a Saturday night hockey game to show Raptors instead – this Saturday, SN 360 was due to show Buffalo-Pittsburgh at 7pm but will now feature the riveting matchup of the Raptors versus the Magic. (TSN has CFL and MLS playoffs that night). I’m sure many more examples of originally scheduled NHL games being bumped for Raptors can be found.

In one of the NBA’s more unusual arrangements, Matt Devlin will return for play-by-play for both networks with Jack Armstrong sitting beside him for TSN broadcasts and Leo Rautins when Sportsnet handles the games. It’s even weirder though on the radio side,. Long-time analyst Paul Jones will be doing  play-by-play for TSN Radio games alongside Armstrong or Sherman Hamilton and for The Fan broadcasts, Jones switches back to the colour chair with Eric Smith doing PxP.

TSN also has the rights to U.S. regular season broadcasts and select playoff games, NBA All-Star Weekend and the NBA Finals, as well as any and all Raptors playoff games. Usually TSN would release a schedule of all U.S. games they would be broadcasting throughout the season, but so far, nothing has come out, no doubt due to week-to-week scheduling complexities of juggling five feeds. I will try and get up a weekly post with all the games available to Canadians.

NBA League Pass, which is available on Bell for the first time, is on free preview from October 28 to November 3. NBA League Pass is also on a free trial during this period. You can also catch 22 Chicago Bulls games during the season on WGN. For that schedule, you can download a PDF here.

Full schedule is below. All times are Eastern and times/networks subject to change.

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2013–14 NBA Canadian TV Schedule

nbaAnother NBA season, another year of fans unsure whether they still should be hating Lebron James and the Miami Heat. NBA TV and Sportsnet will feature the majority of non-Raptor games this season, with TSN picking up a few strays and ABC have their eight Sundays plus Christmas Day double-header later in the season. A few games are still TBD, possibly going to Sportsnet 360 would be my guess.

EDIT: As predicted, it looks like the TBD dates will all screen on Sportsnet 360. Updated to reflect this.

October

Wed 30: L.A. Lakers at Golden State — 10:30pm NBA TV Canada
Thu 31: New York at Chicago — 8pm TSN
Thu 31: Golden State at L.A. Clippers — 10:30pm TSN

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2013–14 Toronto Raptors TV Schedule

toronto_raptors_logoThe Toronto Raptors begin another season tonight, taking on the Boston Celtics at home in the Air Canada Centre. The fact I saw more articles about their mascot The Raptor snapping his Achilles during the pre-season, and his replacement, Stripes, who they introduced tonight, tells me it will be another dismal season for the Raps. There’s always the tanking option for (potential) future Canadian superstar Andrew Wiggins.

TSN and TSN2 will show a majority of the games. Sportsnet and mostly Sportsnet One will pick up the bulk and there are still a couple games to be determined. On the radio side, the games will be split between TSN Radio and The Fan, with both getting 41 games season during the regular season.

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Post-Long Weekend News and Notes

EDIT!! I forgot to include one news item. This is why you shouldn’t blog at six in the morning. See point below.

• It is becoming more and more common to see bloggers slowly moving their way up in the digital world, from no-names living in their parents’ basement to B-list television stars. The biggest Canadian names to make this transition happened last week when The Basketball Jones finally broke their summer silence and announced they have joined NBA TV in Atlanta under the new name of The Starters. I became a fan way back when J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas were filming daily podcasts in their apartment (even before that, it was audio only). Along with producers JD and Matt Osten, they joined The Score in 2010 where their daily videos were professionally filmed/produced and they co-hosted Court Surfing each week. Along the way, Trey Kirby joined them from Yahoo Sports and Score employee Leigh Ellis made up the sixth member. With Rogers buying The Score, their future seemed up in the air and hence the move to greener pastures occurred. Here’s the video announcement from the NBA on TNT crew:

• If you’re a Buffalo Sabres fan and happen to live within 50 miles of the city, Bell TV has some good news for you as they will show 50 games during the regular season on a free specialty “Sabres TV” channel on both Bell Fibe and Bell Satellite. The 50-mile radius is from Fort Erie and Niagara to Stoney Creek just south of Hamilton. I’m sure all the folks in Windsor would love to see a similar deal made with the Detroit Red Wings, which has a much larger fan base on this side of the border than Buffalo.

• Bell has also made a deal with the NBA that will allow Bell customers to watch new weekly NBA content on their phones and tablets, featuring player profiles, rookie features and courtside content; and Bell Mobile TV will have daily NBA highlights during the regular season and playoffs. Sadly, there is no mention of NBA League Pass finally being available to Bell customers, which I’m sure NBA fans would rather have than the new lame options listed.

• Fox Sports in the US have acquired the rights to the German Bundesliga and DFL-Cup competitions beginning in the 2015-16 season. GolTV in the US and Canada are both the current rights holders, so this change down south could also see a change of rights holders in Canada (hopefully going to Sportsnet and not beIN Sport), and will turn GolTV Canada into an even sadder and more pathetic channel than it currently is.

• In a sign of how bad the Canadian men’s soccer team currently is, their international friendly against Australia (in England) at 3pm ET today (Tuesday) will be streamed live on sportsnet.ca and replayed on Sportsnet 360 at Midnight ET. France/Finland, Spain/Georgia, and England/Poland are showing on the Sportsnet family of channels, and I don’t doubt that all three could garner better ratings than the CMNT match.

• For those missing watching former Sportscentre anchor Jay Onrait on their screens every night (though it appears Fox Sports Live is doing a pretty good job of posting highlights of Jay and Dan most nights), Onrait has a new book coming out next month which should tide you over. Anchorboy: True Tales From The World of Sportscasting is currently available for pre-order from HarperCollins Canada and will no doubt be a hilarious read… presuming you’re a fan of that type of humour.

• And finally, Sportsnet continues to piss off two fan bases. Firstly, college football fans by showing duplicate programming on Sportsnet One and SN 360 on Thursday nights instead of the NCAA game of the night, as well as removing Saturday night games from their schedule at the last minute. SN spouted about their extensive NCAA coverage after picking up ESPN’s College Game Day, but have failed miserably so far. TSN on the other hand, after getting off to a slow start, showed more games this past weekend than SN has all season.

SN also is making viewers’ eyes and ears bleed for another MLB post-season as they subject us to the awful MLB International feed for the NLCS series instead of TBS as we endure the ramblings of the always-terrible Rick Sutcliffe. Combined with the graphics and production values of an early 90s high school broadcast, it’s almost enough to make you want to find an illegal stream online. SN even knows how bad it is as they use the TBS feed when showing highlights during the game.

2013 NBA Finals on TSN and ABC

Apologies for the lack of posts on the site. I know Josh is ridiculously busy, and I am slightly less ridiculously busy. I’m sure normal operation will resume one day in the not-too-distant future.

The 2013 NBA Finals begin this Thursday with the San Antonio Spurs taking on the Miami Heat. All games can be seen on TSN and ABC. If you need assistance deciding which team to support, this picture should easily swing you towards the Spurs. See the ESPN press release below for the full details on their coverage.

Game 1: Thurs. Jun 6 at 9pm — San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat
Game 2: Sun. Jun 9 at 8pm — San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat
Game 3: Tues. Jun 11 at 9pm — Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs
Game 4: Thurs. Jun 13 at 9pm — Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs
Game 5*: Sun. Jun 16 at 8pm — Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs
Game 6*: Tues. Jun 18 at 9pm — San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat
Game 7*: Thurs. Jun 20 at 9pm — San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat

* If required. All times Eastern.

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2013 NBA Conference Finals Schedule

The 2013 NBA Conference Finals begin Sunday afternoon. Here is the Canadian TV schedule, subject to change due to changes in the NHL playoff schedule.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Game 1, Sunday 5/19, 3:30pm (ABC)
Game 2, Tuesday 5/21, 9:00pm (theScore)
Game 3, Saturday 5/25, 9:00pm (TSN2)
Game 4, Monday 5/27, 9:00pm (TSN2)
Game 5, Wednesday 5/29, 9:00pm (TSN2)
Game 6, Friday 5/31, 9:00pm (TSN/TSN2)
Game 7, Sunday 6/2, 9:00pm (TSN)

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers
Game 1, Wednesday 5/22, 8:30pm (TSN)
Game 2, Friday 5/24, 8:30pm (TSN)
Game 3, Sunday 5/26, 8:30pm
Game 4, Tuesday 5/28, 8:30pm (TSN2)
Game 5, Thursday 5/30, 8:30pm (TSN)
Game 6, Saturday 6/1, 8:30pm (TSN)
Game 7, Monday 6/3, 8:30pm (TSN/TSN2)

Only the first 3 games of the West Final and 2 games of the East Final are confirmed. Next Sunday TSN has NHL playoffs, TSN2 has NASCAR and Sportsnet has the Memorial Cup Final. So if I had to guess, Sunday Night Baseball will air on Sportsnet ONE and theScore will have Heat-Pacers, but that isn’t confirmed yet.

NBA Playoff TV Schedule: April 20-28

First odd, just would like to let everyone know I haven’t given up on the site. I’ve just been really busy and lacked the inspiration to write. I do plan an article looking ahead to NHL playoff coverage by the end of next week though. For now, here is the NBA playoff schedule for the first week of the playoffs.

Saturday April 20
3:00pm, Boston @ New York (game 1) – ABC
5:30pm, Golden State @ Denver (game 1) – TSN2
8:00pm, Chicago @ Brooklyn (game 1) – TSN2
10:30pm, Memphis @ L.A. Clippers (game 1) – NBA TV

Sunday April 21
1:00pm, Atlanta @ Indiana (game 1) – NBA TV
3:30pm, L.A. Lakers @ San Antonio (game 1) – ABC
7:00pm, Milwaukee @ Miami (game 1) – SN1
9:30pm, Houston @ Oklahoma City (game 1) – SN1

Monday April 22
8:00pm, Chicago @ Brooklyn (game 2) – TSN2
10:30pm, Memphis @ L.A. Clippers (game 2) – TSN2

Tuesday April 23
7:30pm, Milwaukee @ Miami (game 2) – SN1
8:00pm, Boston @ New York (game 2) – TSN2
10:30pm, Golden State @ Denver (game 2) – TSN2

Wednesday April 24
7:00pm, Houston @ Oklahoma City (game 2) – SN1
7:30pm, Atlanta @ Indiana (game 2) – NBA TV
9:30pm, L.A. Lakers @ San Antonio (game 2) – SN1

Thursday April 25
7:00pm, Miami @ Milwaukee (game 3) – SN1
8:30pm, Brooklyn @ Chicago (game 3) – NBA TV
9:30pm, L.A. Clippers @ Memphis (game 3) – SN1

Friday April 26
8:00pm, New York @ Boston (game 3) – NBA TV
10:30pm, San Antonio @ L.A. Lakers (game 3) – TSN2
10:30pm, Denver @ Golden State (game 3) – SN1

Saturday April 27
2:00pm, Brooklyn @ Chicago (game 4) – TSN2
4:30pm, L.A. Clippers @ Memphis (game 4) – TSN
7:00pm, Indiana @ Atlanta (game 3) – NBA TV
9:30pm, Oklahoma City @ Houston (game 3) – SN1

Sunday April 28
1:00pm, New York @ Boston (game 4) – ABC
3:30pm, Miami @ Milwaukee (game 4) – ABC
7:00pm, San Antonio @ L.A. Lakers (game 4) – TSN2
9:30pm, Denver @ Golden State (game 4) – TSN2

2012 NBA on Sportsnet Schedule

As with TSN’s, this may be slightly subject to change in the event of a re-scheduled NHL season (or even if there is no NHL season at all), so keep that in mind. Sportsnet is showing 45 Raptors games and an additional 35 NBA games.

Sportsnet today announced its 2012-13 Toronto Raptors broadcast schedule, featuring 35 regular season games beginning on Saturday, Nov. 3 with Toronto visiting the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific. With comprehensive coverage across all Sportsnet platforms – television, radio, online, mobile and print – fans will not miss a beat from Canada’s NBA team.

Sportsnet’s Raptors regular season schedule includes 23 games on Sportsnet ONE and 12 games on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific. TV play-by-play will be handled by Matt Devlin, with former NBA player Leo Rautins as analyst. As the official radio station of the Raptors for the 15th straight season, Sportsnet 590 The FAN will broadcast all 82 games this season featuring the play-by-play team of Paul Jones and Eric Smith.

Sportsnet ONE is also home to 45 regular season NBA match-ups, tipping off on Opening Day, Tuesday, Oct. 30, with the defending NBA champion Miami Heat hosting the Boston Celtics at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Below are the key details of Sportsnet’s 2012-13 Toronto Raptors and NBA coverage on all platforms:

TV- Sportsnet
· Sportsnet will deliver 35 Raptors games for the 2012-13 regular season (See below for the full broadcast schedule). Highlights include a dozen divisional match-ups including three games vs. the Brooklyn Nets in their inaugural season
· Connected provides breaking news and highlights all season long
· Sportsnet ONE is home to 45 regular-season NBA match-ups, headlined by 17 games featuring Steve Nash and the Los Angeles Lakers, 10 with reigning NBA scoring champ Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder and five with the Heat and league MVP LeBron James. (See below for the full broadcast schedule)

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2012 NBA on TSN Schedule

TSN beat Sportsnet in the NBA schedule press release race by 3 minutes, so here is there Raps/NBA press release first. The initial schedule has 47 Raptors games and 53 additional NBA games on TSN and TSN2. I’d assume the schedule is a bit subject to change with the NHL season in flux.

The NBA brings its talents to TSN and TSN2, as the networks once again post up as the official broadcaster of the Toronto Raptors and the NBA in Canada with a 100-game package featuring 47 Raptors match-ups. Throughout the 2012-13 season, TSN and TSN2 will also deliver a total of 53 NBA games to fans featuring U.S.-based teams.

In addition to the regular season broadcast schedule, TSN and TSN2 have live coverage of NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND and the NBA PLAYOFFS, as well as exclusive Canadian coverage of the NBA FINALS.

TSN tips off the NBA season with the Toronto Raptors’ home opener against the Indiana Pacers on October 31 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN. In total, TSN and TSN2 have more Toronto Raptors games than any other broadcaster, with 24 games on TSN and 23 games on TSN2.

Highlights from the NBA ON TSN schedule include:
· 15 games featuring reigning NBA champion Miami Heat, including all three match-ups between Toronto-Miami
· 13 games featuring the stacked L.A. Lakers, including all games against the Raptors

Calling all Raptors games is the dynamic duo of Matt Devlin and TSN Basketball Insider Jack “The Coach” Armstrong, while TSN’s Rod Black hosts coverage alongside analyst Leo Rautins in the TSN Studio and on-site at the Air Canada Centre.

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NBA FInals: Begin Tonight on TSN

The 2012 NBA Finals begin tonight in Oklahoma City as the Thunder host the Heat. TSN will show every game live in Canada. Coverage will begin an hour before tip with a TSN pregame show from Toronto. TSN will then simulcast ABC’s coverage from 30 minutes before tip (NBA Countdown) through the game. ABC’s commentators are Mike Breen and Jeff van Gundy.

Here is TSN’s press release.

TSN has basketball fans covered for the final round of the NBA Playoffs, as Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder battle LeBron James and the Miami Heat for the prestigious Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in the 2012 NBA FINALS. The series tips off tomorrow (Tuesday, June 12) at 8 p.m. ET on TSN, with the network producing a special 30-minute pre-game show before every match-up (see complete broadcast schedule below).

Games are also available live on TSN Mobile TV and on the following Bell Media sports radio stations: TSN Radio Toronto (AM 1050), TSN Radio Montreal(AM 990), Team 1410 in Vancouver and Team 1200 in Ottawa.

TSN’s Rod Black hosts the network’s pre-game NBA FINALS coverage alongside analysts Jack Armstrong and Leo Rautins. SPORTSCENTRE’s Jermain Franklin is on site in Oklahoma City and Miami, filing daily reports throughout the series beginning tomorrow. TSN’s flagship sports news and information program also has highlights and reaction after every game.

TSN.ca offers highlights, analysis and reports from the NBA FINALS, as well as Armstrong’s popular basketball blog and a live blog during games. Canada’s industry-leading sports website also features “Ask Jack and Leo” – an interactive fan Q&A component, with Armstrong and Rautins posting video answers to fan questions exclusively on TSN.ca.

This year’s NBA FINALS is the fifth time since 1967 that the NBA’s leading scorer (Durant) and MVP (James) will compete for the league championship. The Miami Heat are making their second straight appearance in the FINALS, with the superstar trio of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh trying to achieve their goal of bringing a championship title back to South Beach. However, the Heat will be in tough against the Oklahoma City Thunder featuring three-time scoring champion Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, who was voted the 2012 Sixth Man of the Year.

Here is the complete schedule. Tip times (in Eastern) are listed. TSN’s coverage begins an hour before tip, while ABC’s begins 30 minutes before tip. All games are on TSN and ABC.

Tuesday 6/12, 9:00pm – Game 1 at Oklahoma City
Thursday 6/14, 9:00pm – Game 2 at Oklahoma City
Sunday 6/17, 8:00pm – Game 3 at Miami
Tuesday 6/19, 9:00pm – Game 4 at Miami
Thursday 6/21, 9:00pm – Game 5 at Miami
Sunday 6/24, 8:00pm – Game 6 at Oklahoma City
Tuesday 6/26, 9:00pm – Game 7 at Oklahoma City

2012 NBA Conference Finals TV Schedule

The NBA Conference Finals began last night. The Eastern Conference Final begins this evening. TSN is showing every game of the Conference Finals in Canada.

Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller and reporter Craig Sager are the commentators for the Western Conference Final, which is broadcast on TNT in America. The commentators for the Eastern Conference Final, which is on ESPN in the US, are Mike Breen, Jeff van Gundy and reporter Doris Burke.

(1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (2) Oklahoma City Thunder
Game 1 – Sunday 5/27 at 8:30pm ET on TSN2
Game 2 – Tuesday 5/29 at 9:00pm ET
Game 3 – Thursday 5/31 at 9:00pm ET
Game 4 – Saturday 6/2 at 8:30pm ET
Game 5 – Monday 6/4 at 9:00pm ET
Game 6 – Wednesday 6/6 at 9:00pm ET
Game 7 – Friday 6/8 at 9:00pm ET

(2) Miami Heat vs. (4) Boston Celtics
Game 1 – Monday 5/28 at 8:30pm ET
Game 2 – Wednesday 5/30 at 8:30pm ET
Game 3 – Friday 6/1 at 8:30pm ET
Game 4 – Sunday 6/3 at 8:30pm ET
Game 5 – Tuesday 6/5 at 8:30pm ET
Game 6 – Thursday 6/7 at 8:30pm ET
Game 7 – Saturday 6/9 at 8:30pm ET

The NBA Finals are scheduled to begin on Tuesday June 12.

NBA Playoff Canadian TV Guide: May 7-9

There are lots of NBA games on TV the next few nights, including doubleheaders on both TSN and Sportsnet One tomorrow. Here is the complete schedule.

Monday May 7
8:00pm, San Antonio Spurs @ Utah Jazz (game 4) – TSN2
Matt Devlin & Mike Fratello (reporter: Lewis Johnson)

10:30pm, Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Clippers (game 4) – SN1
Dick Stockton & Chris Webber (reporter: Jamie Maggio)

Tuesday May 8
7:00pm, Orlando Magic @ Indiana Pacers (game 5) – SN1
Ian Eagle & Steve Smith (reporter: Stephanie Ready)

8:00pm, Boston Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks (game 5) – TSN
Kevin Harlan & Reggie Miller (reporter: Tracy Wolfson)

9:30pm, Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls (game 5) – SN1
Kevin Calabro & Greg Anthony (reporter: Cheryl Miller)

10:30pm, Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Lakers (game 5) – TSN
Marv Albert & Steve Kerr (reporter: Craig Sager)

Wednesday May 9
7:00pm, New York Knicks @ Miami Heat (game 5) – TSN

9:30pm, Los Angeles Clippers @ Memphis Grizzlies (game 5) – TSN

NBA Canadian Playoff TV Guide: May 4-6

Here is the NBA playoff schedule for this weekend in Canada. I expect the schedule for some of next week’s games will be released on Sunday or Monday.

Friday May 4
7:30pm, Atlanta Hawks @ Boston Celtics – SN1
Mike Breen & Jeff van Gundy

8:00pm, Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers – TSN2
Mike Tirico & Hubie Brown

10:30pm, L.A. Lakers @ Denver Nuggets – TSN2
Dan Shulman & Doris Burke

Saturday May 5
2:00pm, Indiana Pacers @ Orlando Magic – SN1
Mark Jones & Chris Mullin

4:30pm, Memphis Grizzlies @ L.A. Clippers – TSN2
Dave Pasch & Jon Berry

7:30pm, Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks – NBA TV
Dick Stockton & Chris Webber (reporter: Marty Snider)

10:00pm, San Antonio Spurs @ Utah Jazz – NBA TV
Matt Devlin & Mike Fratello (reporter: Lewis Johnson)

Sunday May 6
1:00pm, Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers – ABC
Mike Tirico & Hubie Brown

3:30pm, Miami Heat @ New York Knicks – ABC
Mike Breen & Jeff van Gundy

7:00pm, Atlanta Hawks @ Boston Celtics – TSN
Kevin Harlan & Reggie Miller (reporter: Tracy Wolfson)

9:30pm, L.A. Lakers @ Denver Nuggets – TSN
Marv Albert & Steve Kerr (reporter: Craig Sager)