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NBA on TNT’s Playoff Coverage Opens with Quadrupleheader, Tue., 8/18

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LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Damian Lillard and Jimmy Butler Scheduled to be in Action Tomorrow

TNT to Televise More 2020 NBA Playoff Games Than Any Network, Including Exclusive Coverage of 2020 Western Conference Finals Presented by AT&T 5G

TNT – home to more NBA Playoff games than any network – will tip off its First Round coverage with four game telecasts tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 18, starting with the East’s No. 1 seed, the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo, taking on the Orlando Magic and Aaron Gordon at 1:30 p.m. ET. Joel Meyers will be joined by analyst Greg Anthony and reporter Jared Greenberg to call the action.

The Miami Heat and Jimmy Butler will then face the Indiana Pacers and All-Seeding Games First Team selection T.J. Warren at 4 p.m., with Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Jackson and Stephanie Ready providing commentary.

A huge Western Conference matchup will follow when the Houston Rockets and James Harden meet the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chris Paul at 6:30 p.m., with Spero Dedes, Stan Van Gundy and Rebecca Haarlow on the call.

Tuesday’s nightcap will feature the No. 1 seed in the West, the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James, vs. the Portland Trail Blazers and NBA Player of the Seeding Games Damian Lillard at 9 p.m.  Play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson, analyst Chris Webber and Greenberg will provide commentary for Lakers/Blazers.

TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage will feature the Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of host Ernie Johnson alongside Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smith providing analysis during the TNT NBA Tip-Off Presented by Autotrader pregame show and the American Express Halftime Report, with extensive Inside the NBA presented by Kia postgame commentary.

TNT will televise up to 29 First Round games presented by Rocket Mortgage, along with the Conference Semifinals, and exclusive coverage of the 2020 NBA Western Conference Finals presented by AT&T 5G.

2020 NBA on TNT Playoffs Schedule (First Round, Games 1-4)

Date

Time (ET)

Game/Commentators (Play-by-Play, Analyst, Reporter)

Tue., Aug. 18

1:30 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal

 

 

Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Game 1
Joel Meyers, Greg Anthony & Jared Greenberg

 

4 p.m.

Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat, Game 1
Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Jackson & Stephanie Ready

 

6:30 p.m.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 1
Spero Dedes, Stan Van Gundy & Rebecca Haarlow

 

9 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Game 1
Brian Anderson, Chris Webber & Greenberg

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Wed., Aug. 19

4 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets, Game 2
Fitzgerald, Jackson & Haarlow

 

6:30 p.m.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics, Game 2
Dedes, Van Gundy & Ready

 

9 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers, Game 2
Anderson, Webber & Greenberg

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Fri., Aug. 21

4 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz, Game 3
Fitzgerald, Jackson & Ready

 

6:30 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Game 3
Dedes, Van Gundy & Haarlow

 

9 p.m.

LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks, Game 3
Anderson, Webber & Greenberg

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Sat., Aug. 22

1 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic, Game 3
Dedes, Van Gundy & Haarlow

 

3:30 p.m.

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 3
Anderson, Webber & Greenberg

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Sun., Aug. 23

6:30 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets, Game 4
Dedes, Van Gundy & Ready

 

9 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz, Game 4
Anderson, Webber & Greenberg

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

Mon., Aug. 24

4 p.m.

TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets, Game 4
Fitzgerald, Jackson & Ready

 

6:30 p.m.

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 4
Dedes, Van Gundy & Haarlow

 

9 p.m.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Game 4
Anderson, Webber & Greenberg

 

Postgame

Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Johnson, Barkley, Smith & O’Neal

 

Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT playoff games will also be available via http://www.tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT App, with opening round coverage sponsored by AT&T, Quicken Loans and Apple Music.  Fans can access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the username and password provided by their TV service provider.