TNT, in its 29th consecutive year of NBA coverage, plans to use five broadcast teams for the first round of the playoffs. The network will televise more than 40 playoff games, including the Eastern Conference finals.
The broadcast teams are Marv Albert-Steve Kerr, Kevin Harlan-Reggie Miller, Dick Stockton-Chris Webber, Matt Devlin-Mike Fratello and Ian Eagle-Greg Anthony. Reporters include David Aldridge, Lewis Johnson, Dei Lynam, Jaime Maggio, Rachel Nichols, Craig Sager, Marty Snider and Tracy Wolfson.
Coverage beings Sunday with a triple-header: Atlanta at Indiana at noon (Devlin, Fratello and Lynam), Milwaukee at Miami at 6 p.m. (Harland, Miller and Sager) and Houston at Oklahoma City at 8:30 p.m. (Eagle, Anthony and Wolfson).
ABC/ESPN's coverage starts at 2 p.m. Saturday on ABC with Boston at New York (Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Heather Cox). Other Saturday telecasts on ESPN are Golden State at Denver at 4:30 p.m. (Mike Jones, Doris Burke and reporter Holly Rowe), Chicago at Brooklyn at 7 p.m. (Dave Pasch, Jon Barry and reporter Sam Ponder) and Memphis at L.A. Clippers at 9:30 p.m. (Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown and Chris Broussard). ABC also will air the L.A. Lakers at San Antonio at 2 p.m. Sunday (Breen, Van Gundy and Cox).
— ESPN Films' next installment in the “30 for 30” series will be “Elway to Marino” from director Ken Rodgers of NFL Films. Narrated by Tom Selleck, “Elway to Marino” debuts at 7 p.m., reflecting on the 1983 NFL Draft, which included a record six quarterbacks in the first round.
— In network baseball games, Detroit plays at the L.A. Angeles at 2 p.m. Saturday on KOKH-25 (Justin Kutcher and Eric Karros) and St. Louis Cardinals plays at Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Sunday on ESPN (Dan Shulman, John Kruk and Orel Hershiser).