Your NBA Playoffs Announcing Schedule For The Week

Monday, May 05, 2008



See Boston, Marvin Williams just wanted to hug Rondo. Awww, isn't it cute? Well those pesky Hawks are finally out of the way and we can get back into the rest of the 9 month long Playoffs. Here's your announcing schedule for the week....

Mon., May 5

7 p.m.- Orlando Magic @ Detroit Pistons (Game #2, TNT)
Announcers: Dick Stockton, Mike Fratelloand Pam Oliver
9:30 p.m.- San Antonio Spurs @ New Orleans Hornets (Game #2, TNT)
Announcers: Marv Albert, Reggie Miller and Craig Sager

Tues., May 6

8:15 p.m.- Cleveland Cavaliers @ Boston Celtics (Game #1, TNT)
Announcers: Dick Stockton, Mike Fratello and Cheryl Miller

Wed., May 7

8 p.m.- Detroit Pistons @ Orlando Magic (Game #3, TNT)
Announcers: Marv Albert, Reggie Miller and Pam Oliver
10:30 p.m.- Utah Jazz @ L.A. Lakers (Game #2, TNT)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Doug Collins and David Aldridge

Thus., May 8

7:30 p.m.- Cleveland at Boston (Game #2, ESPN)
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Michele Tafoya
9:30 p.m.- New Orleans at San Antonio (Game #3, ESPN)
Announcers: Dan Shulman, Doris Burke, Ric Bucher

Fri., May 9

9 p.m.- LA Lakers at Utah (Game #3, ESPN)
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters

Sat., May 10

5 p.m.- Detroit at Orlando (Game #4, ESPN)
Announcers: Dan Shulman, Doris Burke, Ric Bucher
8:15 p.m.- Boston at Cleveland (Game #3, ABC)
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Michele Tafoya

Sun., May 11

8:15 p.m.- New Orleans Hornets @ San Antonio Spurs (Game #4, TNT)
Announcers: TBD

Mon., May 12

8:15 p.m.- Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers (Game #4, TNT)
Announcers: TBD

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 5:05 PM

15 Comments:

They're sending fucking Dick Stockton to Cleveland/Boston? You gotta be kidding me.

+1 for Danny Shulman calling two games this week though. Between his college hoops, MLB, and NBA work, I truly think he might be the best announcer in the business right now. I know he hasn't done the sport, but they should convince him to do some high profile college football as well.

Anonymous said...
May 5, 2008, 6:52:00 PM  

Wow, Kevin Harlan must have pissed someone off this week....

Anonymous said...
May 5, 2008, 7:58:00 PM  

Yay for Mr shulman doing the New Orleans/Spurs game but why do the have to put him with burk I know somewere theres a better Basketball anylist than her

Anonymous said...
May 5, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

3:30 p.m.- LA Lakers @ Utah (Game #4, ABC)

Anonymous said...
May 5, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

Sun. May 11
3:30 p.m.- LA Lakers @ Utah (Game #4, ABC)

Anonymous said...
May 5, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

Shulman and Burke work well together but....

The Spurs/Hornets is being treated by TNT with Albert and Miller while ESPN puts in their lower team.

ssreporters said...
May 5, 2008, 9:57:00 PM  

Game 4 Utah/LA will be Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, and Lisa Salters

ssreporters said...
May 5, 2008, 9:58:00 PM  

@ss:

100% agree: Dan Shulman might be the best all-purpose PbP man ESPN has, but he's relegated to the #3 NBA crew. I guess they couldn't pry Tirico from his wildly entertaining show*cough*during the week. With the impending defections/firings (Jackson, Carlisle, Anthony), this might be an extended trial run for Shulman & Burke, in case she has to move up to the #2 crew.

May 5, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

Burke shooting up to #2 is pushing it.

I'd make it so it's Breen/Van Gundy

Shulman/Barry or Burke

Tirico/Brown

ssreporters said...
May 5, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  
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May 5, 2008, 11:57:00 PM  

@ss:

ESPN usually specializes in hiring the first fired coach or retired player. Since Chris Webber is at TNT, maybe they could give Isiah Thomas a try in the studio.

/kidding
//afraid they might actually do it

May 6, 2008, 12:15:00 AM  

I certainly hope the Lakers/Utah are playing on Sun, the 11th, because if not, they're screwing Boston/Cleveland and not giving them any rest. Stern likes to make sure his boy Kobe is rested, doesn't he?

RDM said...
May 6, 2008, 7:07:00 AM  

I thought the same thing about Burke going into game 6 of the Cavs fist-fucking of the Wizards, but I thought that she held her own and didn't give off any Pam Ward-type vibes.

Now all she needs is an agent to convince her to change her first name.

GMoney said...
May 6, 2008, 10:35:00 AM  

Hortense Burke? Edwina Burke?

Anonymous said...
May 7, 2008, 1:32:00 AM  

Doris Burke (New Orleans at San Antonio) makes my ears bleed. Simply awful.

Rossmore said...
May 9, 2008, 12:30:00 AM  

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