The Finals on ABC will begin Thursday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET with Game One between the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs in a rematch from the 2013 NBA Finals. Mike Breen – the voice of the NBA Finals– will provide play-by-play with analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, reporter Doris Burke and officiating expert Steve Javie.
Locally the NBA Finals will air on WFTS channel 28 in Tampa-St. Petersburg and over in Orlando-Melbourne-Daytona Beach you can see the games on WFTV channel 9.
NBA Countdown – ABC’s NBA pre-game and halftime show – will be on site for 30-minute pre-game shows throughout the NBA Finals. Countdown will air at 8:30 p.m. preceding weeknight broadcasts and at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays. Sage Steele hosts NBA Countdown with analysts Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons and Doug Collins.
The Finals on ABC is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and WatchABC.
As you might expect ABC will pull out all the fun toys for the telecasts.
The Finals on ABC production highlights:
updated broadcast open celebrating the greatest players and moments from the NBA Finals;
I-MOVIX cameras presenting dramatic slow motion replays from unparalleled vantage points;
36 high-definition video cameras;
use of eight Super Slo Mo cameras;
SkyCam providing aerial views of the action;
former NBA referee Steve Javie to contribute insight and analysis of officiating and calls;
in-game interviews with coaches and both coaches will be “wired” for the games;
pre-game and halftime locker room access.
NBA Finals schedule with 2-2-1-1-1 format
|Thurs, June 5||9 p.m.||Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs (Gm. 1)|
|Sun, June 8||8 p.m.||Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs (Gm. 2)|
|Tues, June 10||9 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat (Gm. 3)|
|Thurs, June 12||9 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat (Gm. 4)|
|Sun, June 15||8 p.m.||Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs (Gm. 5) *if necessary|
|Tues, June 17||9 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat (Gm. 6) *if necessary|
|Fri, June 20||9 p.m.||Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs (Gm. 7) *if necessary|