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[06/02/14 - 11:29 AM]
The Finals on ABC to Tip Off June 5: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs
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.

[via press release from ESPN]

The Finals on ABC to Tip Off June 5: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

NBA Finals on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes; NBA Countdown, SportsCenter & First Take on Site

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. The Finals on ABC is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and WatchABC.

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.

ESPN Radio - the exclusive national radio home of the NBA Finals in its 19th year of NBA postseason coverage - will nationally broadcast the NBA Finals with Kevin Calabro and analyst Hubie Brown. Additionally, Marc Kestecher and Jon Barry will serve as on-site studio host and analyst, respectively.

ESPN Deportes, for the second straight year, will present exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the NBA Finals. The telecasts will feature the commentary of Alvaro Martin and the analysis of Coach Carlos Morales. The games will be followed by SportsCenter presenting comprehensive on-site coverage and reporting from Sebastian Martinez Christensen and Alejandro Montecchia, who will also serve as sideline reporters during the games.

NBA Finals schedule with 2-2-1-1-1 format

Date Time Broadcast

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

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.

SportsCenter on ESPN will provide comprehensive, on-site coverage throughout the NBA Finals, beginning on Monday, June 2. Reporters Chris Broussard and Mark Schwarz will provide daily coverage of the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, respectively. Additionally, Jay Harris will host daytime SportsCenter segments, beginning Wednesday, June 4, while Stuart Scott will host the evening SportsCenter segments. In addition, ESPN NBA analysts will be on site to provide commentary, including Tim Legler, Bruce Bowen, George Karl, P.J. Carlesimo and Avery Johnson.

First Take - with host Cari Champion and commentators Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless - will be on site during The Finals with shows airing from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The First Take set will be located outside of the Hard Rock Café at the San Antonio Riverwalk. In Miami, the set will be located poolside at The Clevelander Hotel on South Beach.

ESPN International will provide live NBA Finals coverage throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Oceania. In addition, ESPN International will air Spanish-language pre-game shows throughout Latin America (except Brazil) during the NBA Finals.





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