TNT will offer a Game 7 tripleheader on Saturday with the Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder as the middle game at 7 p.m. Marv Albert will provide the play-by-play with analyst Steve Kerr and reporter Lewis Johnson. The trio also called Game 6 on Thursday night.
Fox Sports Oklahoma will air its final game of the season with its usual crew of Brian Davis, Grant Long and reporter Lesley McCaslin. After the first round, games air only on national networks.
TNT also will show the Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers at 4:30 p.m. (Brian Anderson, Greg Anthony and reporter Molly Sullivan) and Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers at 9:30 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and reporter David Aldridge).
•NBA TV’s seven playoff telecasts averaged 720,000 viewers, a 237 percent increase over last year. The telecast of Game 6 of the Indiana Pacers-Atlanta Hawks series produced NBA TV’s most-viewed telecast ever with an average of 1,071,000 viewers, including 1,978,000 total viewers from 8:30-8:45 p.m. CDT. It surpassed the mark set two days earlier in Game 6 of the Grizzlies-Thunder series, which averaged 939,000 viewers.
•ESPN’s Dan Shulman and John Kruk will celebrate 100 years of Wrigley Field by calling the 7 p.m. Sunday game from the right field bleachers and singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch.
•Figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are serving as fasion experts for NBC Sports’ Kentucky Derby coverage, which begins at 4 p.m Saturday. Commentators include Bob Costas, Tom Hammond, Randy Moss, Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey and analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier. Josh Elliott makes his NBC Sports Group debut, providing a mix of features and interviews. NBCSN’s coverage begins at 11 a.m.