The Oklahoma City Thunder will be on national television for the second night in a row when it hosts Golden State at 8:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN. Dave Pasch will call the game with Jon Barry and reporter J.A. Adande.
FSOK also will air the game as play-by-play announcer Brian Davis returns after missing the Memphis game on Tuesday night because of a personal scheduling issue. He will be joined by Grant Long and reporter Lesley McCaslin.
ESPN's first game will have New York hosting the L.A. Clippers at 6 p.m. As part of an NBA and college basketball cross-promotion, college analyst Jay Bilas will join Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Lisa Salter on the broadcast. Van Gundy will cross over to do a college game at Monday, joining Sean McDonough, Bilas and reporter Jeannine Edwards to call North Carolina at Virginia at 6 p.m.
— After a record-setting season for NFL ratings, CBS and Fox are expecting more big numbers for the conference championships Sunday. Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and reporter Tracy Wolfson will call the AFC final (New England at Denver) at 2 p.m. on CBS. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and reporters Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews will call the NFC final (San Francisco at Seattle) at 5:30 p.m. on Fox. Rules analyst Mike Pereira also will be in the booth.
— The NFL Network will air East-West Shrine Game at 3 p.m. Saturday from St. Petersburg, Fla. (Paul Burmeister, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and reporter Daniel Jeremiah). Representing OU on the West team are center Gabe Ikard and running back Brennan Clay. OSU receiver Blake Jackson is on the East, and Cowboys safety Daytawion Lowe is on the West.
— At 1 p.m. Saturday, the No. 25 OU men's basketball team travels to No. 11 Baylor on ESPN2 (Jon Sciambi and Fran Fraschilla).
— Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday will include four NBA national telecasts, including a doubleheader on TNT, with Portland at Houston at 7 p.m. (Brian Anderson, Reggie Miller and reporter Rachel Nichols) and Indiana at Golden State at 9:30 p.m. (Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and reporter David Aldridge). ESPN will broadcast Brooklyn at New York at 1:30 p.m. (Mark Jones, Doris Burke and reporter Chris Broussard) and NBA TV will air Memphis at New Orleans at 4 p.m.
— On Sunday, ESPN will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Notre Dame's 71-70 streak-ending upset victory over UCLA in 1974 with special segments during ESPNU's Virginia Tech at Notre Dame game at 5 p.m. and a one-hour program (“88 and 1”) on the historic game, including interviews with Bill Walton, Dick Enberg, John Shumate, on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
— HBO's “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” returns at 9 p.m. Tuesday with a look at marijuana use in the NFL, an interview with Boomer Esiason and a profile of Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive.