Media Release

TNT to Present NBA Playoffs Game 5 Doubleheader – Thunder vs. Rockets & Lakers vs. Trail Blazers – Tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 29, Beginning at 6 p.m. ET


Network to Showcase Pivotal Game 6 Between Nuggets & Jazz, Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8:30 p.m.

TNT will continue NBA Playoffs coverage tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 29, with a pair of Game 5s – the Houston Rockets and James Harden vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Chris Paul at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James vs. Portland Trail Blazers and C.J. McCollum at 9 p.m.  A 30-minute pregame show will tip off tomorrow’s coverage.

Following Saturday’s doubleheader, the network will feature Game 6 of the Denver Nuggets/Utah Jazz series, Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8:30 p.m.

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.

In addition to TNT’s First Round games, presented by Rocket Mortgage, the network will also present the Conference Semifinals, along with exclusive coverage of the 2020 NBA Western Conference Finals presented by AT&T 5G.

2020 NBA on TNT Playoffs Schedule


Time (ET)

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

Sat., Aug. 29

6 p.m.

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


6:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets, Game 5
Spero Dedes, Stan Van Gundy & Rebecca Haarlow


9 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Game 5
Brian Anderson, Chris Webber & Jared Greenberg



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

Sun., Aug. 30

8:30 p.m.

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



Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz, Game 6
Anderson, Webber & Greenberg



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 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.

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