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NBA TV’s NBA Finals Coverage Announced


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NBA TV will feature live nightly programming throughout the NBA Finals 2020 series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat.

Pre and Postgame Coverage will feature TNT’s “Inside the NBA” analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal, Along with Isiah Thomas, Kevin McHale, Gary Payton, Chris Webber & Grant Hill.

The network will provide blanket coverage throughout the series, including 90-minute NBA GameTime At The Finals pregame shows and comprehensive postgame coverage starting Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. ET.

NBA TV’s pregame and postgame studio coverage will feature integrations from a marquee roster of commentators including TNT Inside the NBA analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal, pairing at times with Kevin McHale, Chris Webber, Grant Hill, Isiah Thomas and Gary Payton. Stephanie Ready, Chris Miles, Kristen Ledlow and Matt Winer will host the network’s gameday coverage from WarnerMedia Studios in Atlanta, while Jared Greenberg and Steve Smith will contribute from Orlando.

NBA TV’s GameTime at the NBA Finals 2020 presented by YouTubeTV analyst schedule includes:

• Game 1: Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith & Isiah Thomas
• Game 2: O’Neal, Smith & Grant Hill
• Game 3: Charles Barkley, Chris Webber & Hill
• Game 4: Barkley, Webber & Kevin McHale
• Game 5 (if nec.): Hill, McHale & Thomas
• Game 6 (if nec.): Hill, Gary Payton & Thomas
• Game 7 (if nec.): Hill, Payton & Thomas

Ahead of the series, NBA Finals 2020 Media Availability presented by YouTubeTV will premiere today, Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. The 2.5-hour show will be hosted by Ro Parrish, along with Dennis Scott and Caron Butler.

NBA TV will premiere Clutch, an hour-long look at legends such as Ray Allen Reggie Miller, Damian Lillard and Robert Horry, who delivered when it mattered most, tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m.

NBA TV’s signature NBA GameTime studio show will offer complete, live coverage on non-game days, beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage will be hosted by Ledlow and Parrish, with analysts Channing Frye, Jim Jackson, Scott and Butler.

The network will also offer NBA Finals Film Room presented by YouTubeTV with analysts Stan Van Gundy, Sam Mitchell, Greg Anthony and Brendan Haywood joining hosts Ready and Miles to provide a full breakdown of game action and on-court strategy, airing regularly at 9 p.m. on days following games. The show’s first episode, following Game 1, will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 p.m.