This week’s NBA on ESPN game coverage tips off on Friday Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET when Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics host Nikola Jokić and the Denver Nuggets. Play-by-play commentator Adam Amin, analyst Richard Jefferson, and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth will be courtside to call the action. In the second half of the doubleheader, beginning at 10:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Lakers, starring LeBron James and Anthony Davis visit the Portland Trail Blazers, starring Damian Lillard and Carmelo Anthony. Mark Jones and Doris Burke will call the action from the Moda Center.
NBA Countdown presented by Mtn Dew will lead into Friday’s doubleheader beginning at 7 p.m. with host, Maria Taylor, analysts Jalen Rose and Jay Williams, and senior NBA insider, Adrian Wojnarowski. The show will feature a one-on-one interview with Taylor and Celtics forward Jayson Tatum ahead of the Nuggets vs. Celtics game.
|Fri, Dec. 6||8 p.m.||Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics||Adam Amin, Richard Jefferson, Cassidy Hubbarth|
|Fri, Dec. 6||10:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers||Mark Jones, Doris Burke|
The Jump, ESPN’s hour-long NBA news and discussion show, airs at 3 p.m. weekly with host Rachel Nichols and a cast of high-profile analysts, reporters and special guests.
ESPN announced two updates to its 2019-20 NBA regular season schedule. ESPN will televise the LA Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game on Friday, Dec. 13 and the Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks game on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The Celtics vs. Dallas game is exclusive to ESPN in the Dallas market. Both matchups will begin at 9:30 p.m. ET.
The Clippers vs. Timberwolves game replaces the previously scheduled Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz matchup and the Celtics vs. Mavericks game replaces the previously scheduled Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers matchup.
|Fri, Dec. 13||7 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat||Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Israel Gutierrez|
|Fri, Dec. 13||9:30 p.m.||LA Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves||Ryan Ruocco, Hubie Brown|
|Wed, Dec. 18||7 p.m.||Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers||Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Tom Rinaldi|
|Wed, Dec. 18||9:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks||Mark Jones, Mark Jackson|
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