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