Media Release

TNT to Exclusively Present 2021 NBA Eastern Conference Finals presented by AT&T – Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks – with Game 1 Set for Wednesday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET

NBA on TNT

Marv Albert, Reggie Miller & Reporter Stephanie Ready to Call the Series, Featuring Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Trae Young

Complementary Programming Highlighted By 30-Minute Special on the Legendary Broadcasting Hall of Famer Albert & Encore Presentation of Four-Part Documentary The Inside Story

The 2021 NBA Playoffs on TNT will continue with exclusive coverage of this year's NBA Eastern Conference Finals presented by AT&T. The series will match a pair of teams that won Game 7 on the road in the second round to advance – the Milwaukee Bucks and two-time Kia NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. the upstart Atlanta Hawks and breakout star Trae Young – with Game 1 on Wednesday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET.  The Bucks are aiming to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974, while the Hawks have their sights set on their first NBA Finals appearance since 1961, when the team was based in St. Louis.

Legendary play-by-play announcer Marv Albert will call the action – with his previously announced retirement coinciding with the culmination of the series – joined by analyst Reggie Miller and reporter Stephanie Ready. Chris Haynes will provide updates from the Western Conference Finals. TNT’s Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA presented by Kia studio team – recently honored with the first ever Transformative Media Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal will provide pregame, halftime and postgame analysis throughout the Eastern Conference Finals.

Programming highlights around this year's Eastern Conference Finals coverage will include:

  • One-hour NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax pregame show, ahead of each game at 7:30 p.m., except for 8 p.m. on June 25
  • Re-airs of the acclaimed four-part documentary The Inside Story ahead of Games 1-4, each from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Play by Play: Marv Albert, a 30-minute special tribute to the Hall of Fame broadcasting legend, which will include a conversation with Marv, conducted by TNT’s six-time Sports Emmy Award winning host Ernie Johnson, and special guest commentary in reflection on the illustrious career of “the voice of the NBA” airing ahead of Game 2 on Friday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m.  For a preview clip, please click on the image below
  • The inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award given out as part of Game 4 coverage

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TNT Bets presented by FanDuel Sportsbook will also return for each game of this year's Eastern Conference Finals. TNT Bets is a betting-focused simulcast available through web-based TNT digital products featuring commentary from B/R Betting’s Cabbie Richards and Tim Doyle with FanDuel's in-house expert Tom Vecchio.  Users can access the content through authentication by using their cable provider credentials.

Additional companion and supplemental viewing experiences for this year's Eastern Conference Finals will include:

NBA Twitter Live
NBA Twitter Live – a complementary live stream experience on Twitter – will be available for each game of this year's Eastern Conference Finals. NBA Twitter Live offers fans unique opportunities to follow their favorite players during each game. A live poll will be available via @NBA throughout the entire first half of select games, whereby fans can vote for the player they want the iso-cam to follow during the second half.  Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks will host NBA Twitter Live with various analysts, including Channing Frye and other guests from the Atlanta studio, including Caris LeVert (Game 1) and Josiah Johnson (Game 2), with Alexis Morgan providing on-site information as social correspondent.

TNT Overtime
TNT Overtime, available through NBA.com and the NBA App, will deliver enhanced coverage for more than 30 NBA Playoff games with exclusive content and camera angles. This unique companion experience allows fans to watch the game via one of four alternate camera angles (home player iso, away player iso, home backboard cam, away backboard cam) or all four angles at once. TNT Overtime’s highlights, stats and play-by-play integrations will be available alongside the live game experience.  Gatorade, CarMax, Hotels.com, State Farm and Microsoft will sponsor TNT Overtime during this year's NBA Playoffs.

Perfect Picks
The B/R app has launched a special edition of Perfect Picks, giving fans the chance to win more than $40,000 throughout the 2021 NBA Playoffs. Perfect Picks is an interactive game in the B/R app that lets users select from a number of themed questions and submit their answers for the chance to be selected at random and win.

Live Streaming
Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT games is also available via http://www.tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT app. Additionally, for the first time this season, NBA on TNT games are incorporated into the B/R app. Fans can access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider.

2021 NBA on TNT – Eastern Conference Finals Schedule

NBA on TNT – Wednesday, June 23
6 p.m. ETThe Inside Story: Ernie Johnson (Traffic Cop)
7:30 p.m.TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax
8:30 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Game 1
Postgame – Inside the NBA presented by Kia

NBA on TNT – Friday, June 25
6 p.m. The Inside Story: Kenny Smith (The Role Player)
7:30 p.m.Play by Play: Marv Albert
8 p.m.TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax
8:30 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Game 2
Postgame – Inside the NBA presented by Kia

NBA on TNT – Sunday, June 27
6 p.m. The Inside Story: Charles Barkley (The Entertainer)
7:30 p.m.TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax
8:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 3
Postgame – Inside the NBA presented by Kia

NBA on TNT – Tuesday, June 29
6 p.m. The Inside Story: Shaquille O'Neal (The Little Brother)
7:30 p.m.TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax
8:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 4
Postgame – Inside the NBA presented by Kia

NBA on TNT – Thursday, July 1
7:30 p.m.TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax
8:30 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Game 5 (if necessary)
Postgame – Inside the NBA presented by Kia

NBA on TNT – Saturday, July 3
7:30 p.m.TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax
8:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 6 (if necessary)
Postgame – Inside the NBA presented by Kia

NBA on TNT – Monday, July 5
7:30 p.m.TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax
8:30 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Game 7 (if necessary)
Postgame – Inside the NBA presented by Kia