NBA Countdown Team to Unveil NBA Seeding Games Schedule
Hoop Streams Digital Pre-Show and Post-Show on ESPN App, Twitter and YouTube
ESPN will televise NBA Countdown: NBA Schedule Release presented by Mountain Dew tonight, Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. ET. The one-hour show will reveal the game matchups and the national television schedule for the NBA seeding games. The show features ESPN’s NBA Countdown team, including host Maria Taylor, analyst Jalen Rose and ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, in studio. Analysts Paul Pierce and Jay Williams will appear remotely.
In addition to the schedule reveal, NBA Countdown: NBA Schedule Release presented by Mountain Dew will include expert analysis from the NBA Countdown team and an essay on the fight for social justice by Howard Bryant. The crew will also discuss what life will be like for NBA players on and off the court at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Hoop Streams, ESPN’s digital NBA show, will air special pre- and post-NBA schedule release shows on the ESPN App, and ESPN’s Twitter and YouTube platforms. The pre-show will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET and the post-show starts at 8 p.m. ET. Cassidy Hubbarth hosts Hoop Streams with analysts Kendrick Perkins and Amin Elhassan.
NBA Countdown: NBA Schedule Release presented by Mountain Dew will also stream via the ESPN App.
ESPN and ABC Combine to Televise 20 NBA Seeding Games from the Walt Disney World Resort Starting July 31 and Conclusive Regular Season-Ending Games on August 14
ESPN and ABC will combine to televise 20 live NBA seeding games from Walt Disney World Resort starting Friday, July 31. The opening stretch will include 10 live game telecasts in ESPN’s first four days of the season resuming. As part of its seeding games slate, ESPN will carry three conclusive NBA games on Friday, August 14, which is the last night of the regular season before the NBA Playoffs begin.
ESPN’s coverage resumes on July 31, when the Boston Celtics and Jayson Tatum take on the first place Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo at 6:30 p.m. ET. In addition, the Houston Rockets and James Harden will battle the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Doncic at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
The Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James will square off with the Defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors on Sunday, August 1, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The NBA on ABC resumes on Sunday, August 2, with two blockbuster matchups. The Bucks will collide with the Rockets in prime time at 8:30 p.m., while the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard battle the Celtics at 3:30 p.m. in a special matinee broadcast. All NBA games on ESPN and ABC are also available to stream via the ESPN App.
ESPN and ABC NBA Seeding Games Schedule:
|Fri, July 31||6:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Fri, July 31||9 p.m.||Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Sat, Aug. 1||1 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Sat, Aug. 1||3:30 p.m.||Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Sat, Aug. 1||6 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Sat, Aug. 1||8:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Sun, Aug. 2||3:30 p.m.||Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics||ABC, ESPN App|
|Sun, Aug. 2||8:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets||ABC, ESPN App|
|Mon, Aug. 3||6:30 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Mon, Aug. 3||9 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Wed, Aug. 5||6:30 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Wed, Aug. 5||9 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Sat, Aug. 8||8:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Sun, Aug. 9||3 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans||ABC, ESPN App|
|Mon, Aug. 10||6:30 p.m.||Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Wed, Aug. 12||6:30 p.m.||Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Wed, Aug. 12||9 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Fri, Aug. 14||4 p.m.||TBD||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Fri, Aug. 14||6:30 p.m.||TBD||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Fri, Aug. 14||9 p.m.||TBD||ESPN, ESPN App|
* Select games may be subject to local blackout restrictions.
The ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportesschedules will be released in the coming days.
ESPN’s NBA coverage includes its pregame and halftime show NBA Countdown, its daily weekday show The Jump, and its marquee event digital pregame show Hoop Streams. More details on schedule will be released soon.