Media Release

NBA TV’s Playoff Games to Tip Off on Tues., May 25, at 10:30 p.m. ET 

NBA Digital

Network’s Coverage to Continue with Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards, Game 2, on Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. 

NBA TV will televise up to nine First Round NBA Playoff games presented by AT&T 5G, tipping off with Game 2 between the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Doncic and the LA Clippers and Kawhi Leonard on Tuesday, May 25, at 10:30 p.m. ET. The network’s coverage will continue Wednesday, May 26, with the Washington Wizards against the Philadelphia 76ers, Game 2, at 7 p.m. 

Joel Meyers will call the network’s first three NBA TV game telecasts along with analyst Brendan Haywood. Reporters for the network’s coverage will include Dennis Scott and Stephanie Ready

NBA TV will also feature the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic hosting the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard, Game 3, on Thursday, May 27, at 10:30 p.m.

Game telecasts will feature player and coach mics to bring fans closer to the action. Additionally, "box-and-one" displays (with iso camera angles focused on key players alongside full-court game action), instant replays shown with live action and increased "all-access" content will be part of the innovative game presentation. 

Each night’s coverage will include the CarMax Pregame Show, American Express Halftime Report and NBA GameTime Presented by Kia postgame show.

2021 NBA TV Playoff Schedule 

(All Times ET; Additional Games TBA) 

Tuesday, May 25 

10:30 p.m. 

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers, Game 2 



Joel Meyers, Brendan Haywood & Dennis Scott  




Wednesday, May 26 

7 p.m.  

Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Game 2 



Meyers, Haywood & Ready 




Thursday, May 27 

10:30 p.m.  

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets, Game 3 



Meyers & Haywood  


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