Your NBA Playoffs Announcing Schedule For The Week

Monday, May 19, 2008



Obviously the Announcing Teams won't be changing for the Conference Finals, but I figured I'd give you the schedule anyway and throw in the ESPN Radio schedule as well. Here it is....

Monday, May 19:

8:35 p.m.- San Antonio Spurs @ New Orleans Hornets- Game #7 (TNT)
Announcers: Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Craig Sager

Tuesday, May 20:

8 p.m.- NBA Draft Lottery (ESPN)
Announcers: Mark Jones, Jay Bilas, Doris Burke
8:35 p.m.- Eastern Conference Final, Game 1: Detroit at Boston (ESPN)
TV Anouncers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Michele Tafoya
Radio Announcers: Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown (ESPN Radio)

Wednesday, May 21:

8:35 p.m.- Western Conference Final, Game 1: San Antonio/New Orleans at L.A. Lakers (TNT)
Announcers: Marv Albert, Doug Collins, Craig Sager
Radio Announcers: Jim Durham, Dr. Jack Ramsay (ESPN Radio)

Thursday, May 22:

8:35 p.m.- Eastern Conference Final, Game 2: Detroit at Boston (ESPN)
Announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Tafoya
Radio Announcers: Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown (ESPN Radio)

Friday, May 23:

8:35 p.m.- Western Conference Final, Game 2: San Antonio/New Orleans at L.A. Lakers (TNT)
Announcers: Marv Albert, Doug Collins, Craig Sager
Radio Announcers: Jim Durham, Dr. Jack Ramsay (ESPN Radio)

Saturday, May 24:

8:35 p.m.- Eastern Conference Final, Game 3: Boston at Detroit (ABC)
Announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Michele Tafoya
Radio Announcers: Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown (ESPN Radio)

Sunday, May 25:

8:35 p.m.- Western Conference Final, Game 3: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio/New Orleans (TNT)
Announcers: Marv Albert, Doug Collins, Craig Sager
Radio Announcers: Jim Durham, Dr. Jack Ramsay (ESPN Radio)

17 Comments:

Doug Collins, not Reggie Millier, is calling the Western Finals for TNT. Also, I think the Western Finals start at 9, not 8:30.

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

Whoever is with Marv, I expect the broadcast to go on with a full head of steam.

GMoney said...
May 19, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

Off topic, but Gus Johnson is supposed to be calling the Kimbo Slice fight on CBS.

May 19, 2008, 4:34:00 PM  

I'd much rather hear Kevin Harlen. I think he's better than Marv now. Although you can't complain about Marv.

Riggs said...
May 19, 2008, 4:41:00 PM  

Uh, you have the dates wrong. Today is Monday the 19th, not the 18th.

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2008, 4:54:00 PM  

Great news about Gus. That'll be fun to watch. I hope TNT axes Reggie Miller. He's terrible. I really like Doug Collins. I don't know why everybody hates him so much.

ifiok2567 said...
May 19, 2008, 4:55:00 PM  

As a Lakers fan, im so happy the Western Finals are on TNT and not ESPN.

May 19, 2008, 5:01:00 PM  

Doug Collins?

TNT needs to hire some analysts who finish their sentences.

ssreporters said...
May 19, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

I completely botched those dates. Sorry about that, and yes it's DC not RM calling the Western Conference Finals.

May 19, 2008, 5:15:00 PM  

@ clutch: The ESPN crews have been better this season, and will be for years to come. Not one of the four great PBP'ers they used in the playoffs is over 50.

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2008, 5:24:00 PM  

You use the term 'great' very loosely. I would not want any of the four over Marv or Harlan.

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2008, 5:39:00 PM  

To tell you the truth, I think everyone has been pretty good in the Playoffs this year. I have the people I'll never be able to stand (Doug Collins), but outside of Dick Stockton who is 90....everyone has been great.

I'll be giving grades out once again and I think ever team will be getting at least a "C" for the first time.

May 19, 2008, 5:42:00 PM  

The West Finals games in L.A. are at 9:05 EDT. 8:35 p.m. EDT when in New Orleans or San Antonio.

MileHigh said...
May 19, 2008, 6:34:00 PM  

Hooray, no more fake kevin Harlan enthusiasm until nfl season!

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2008, 7:31:00 PM  

Any idea who's doing the NBA Finals for ESPN Radio? I know Tirico/Brown did it last year to the chagrin of many Durham/Ramsay lovers.

Adam said...
May 20, 2008, 2:10:00 AM  

Why can't ESPN just get rid of Jeff Van Gundy? He annoyed me when he was a coach and he annoys me so much more as an analyst. For as long as I've been watching, his commentary comes across as bland and apathetic. Last time I checked, "color" analysts were supposed to provide commentary with just that: color.

chris said...
May 20, 2008, 2:47:00 AM  

@anon7:31-Have you no regard for human life??? Harlan faking it? You crazy, man. Sure, he's a tad over the top, but, c'mon. It's called doing what you love.

Now about that Doris Burke. The more I hear the more I like. Her reactions /comments following amazing on-court plays are great. She conveys what she's feeling without thinking too much about how to go about it(a la The Reggmeister). Kinda reminds me of an all-time great...D. Enberg. Ohh Myyy!!!

Monty said...
May 20, 2008, 10:13:00 AM  

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