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Thunder-Nuggets telecast selected for NBA TV's 'NBA Fan Night'

The national telecast will air at 8 p.m. Tuesday
by Mel Bracht Published: December 13, 2013
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NBA TV's upcoming “NBA Fan Night” will feature the Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets game at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The game selection was based on fan voting via NBA.com, NBA Facebook page, NBA TV's Facebook page, Yahoo.com, NBA.com mobile web, mobile NBA Game Time App, the NBA Game Time from Sprint App and Twitter.

The national telecast will be blacked out in the Oklahoma City and Denver markets, which will receive the local telecasts.

Host Ernie Johnson and analysts Chris Webber and Greg Anthony will offer analysis during the pregame show starting at 7:30 p.m. Johnson, Webber and Anthony will also provide updates at times during the game telecast.

Following a hiatus on Dec. 24, “NBA Fan Night” will return Dec. 31, with voting conducted from Dec. 24 through 11 p.m. Dec. 26. Potential voting matchups for the Dec. 31 telecast will be announced at a later time.

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— Four decades ago, Buffalo Bills' running back O.J. Simpson became the NFL's first rusher to eclipse 2,000 yards in a single season. The six backs who have since reached that milestone tell the stories from their historic seasons at 9 a.m. Sunday on ESPN's “Sunday NFL Countdown.” Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, a former OU star, on reaching 2000 yards in 2012: “It's kind of like experiencing an out of body experience. It's kind of like someone is doing the work for you. I'm big on faith, so I say my guardian angel was activated during that season and you just get into a feel and you just roll with it.”

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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