Media notebook: TNT to air NBA Playoffs Game 7 tripleheader on Saturday

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.
by Mel Bracht Published: May 2, 2014
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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).

Short takes

•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.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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