TNT Sports to Showcase Inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament Knockout Rounds with Three Nights of Coverage Next Week Across TNT, truTV & Max
Back-to-Back Nights of NBA In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals Action to Tip Off the Week - Monday, December 4 & Tuesday, Dec. 5
TNT & ESPN to Integrate Personalities for Special Night of Semifinals Coverage, Thursday, Dec. 7, with Popular Studio & Game Analysts Crossing Over Between Networks
New NBA on TNT BetCast presented by FanDuel Sportsbook on truTV & Max Offered as Alternative Viewing Experience
TNT Sports will showcase the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament Knockout Rounds with three nights of coverage next week across TNT, truTV and Max. Back-to-back nights of Quarterfinals action will tip off the week's coverage with doubleheaders on Monday, Dec. 4, and Tuesday, Dec 5, at 7 or 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 or 10 p.m. ET. Game times for the Quarterfinals Round will be finalized later this week.
TNT's commentator teams for the Quarterfinals Round will be as follows, with assignments to be announced following Group Play:
Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Allie LaForce (reporter)
Brian Anderson, Stan Van Gundy and Chris Haynes
Ian Eagle, Grant Hill and Jared Greenberg
Spero Dedes, Greg Anthony and Stephanie Ready
The Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA presented by Kia studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal will provide pregame, halftime and postgame analysis on Monday and Tuesday. One-hour NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax pregame shows will lead into each night's action starting at 6:30 or 7 p.m.
Later in the week, TNT's In-Season Tournament coverage will culminate on Thursday, Dec. 7, in a special production of the Semifinals Round with popular TNT and ESPN studio and game commentators integrated across both networks throughout the night.
NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax pregame coverage in Las Vegas - starting at 7:30 p.m. - will include TNT's Inside the NBA team appearing alongside ESPN's NBA Countdown studio team - live from two on-site set locations. Live game coverage will follow at 9 p.m.
Additionally, Harlan will call TNT's Semifinals coverage with Candace Parker, ESPN's Doc Rivers and LaForce, while Miller will join ESPN's game crew of Mike Breen, Doris Burke and Lisa Salters earlier in the night.
Inside the NBA presented by Kia postgame coverage following the Semifinals will feature Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O'Neal along with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith and Michael Wilbon.
A new alternative viewing experience - NBA on TNT BetCast presented by FanDuel Sportsbook - will complement all five Knockout Round game telecasts. The special production featuring host Jordan Cornette, analyst Tim Doyle and FanDuel TV personality Chandler Parsons will simulcast on truTV and Max on Monday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 7. The betting-focused telecast will stream exclusively on Max on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
All NBA games on TNT and truTV, as well as pre and postgame coverage, will be available to stream via the B/R Sports Add-On tier on Max.
In its 40th year of NBA coverage, TNT Sports features a 70-game schedule, with exclusive coverage of 2024 NBA All-Star in Indianapolis, along with the most NBA Playoff games of any network, culminating with the exclusive presentation of the 2024 NBA Western Conference Finals.
DAY DATE TIME (ET) ROUND Platform
Monday Dec. 4 7:00 or 7:30 PM Quarterfinals TNT/truTV*/Max
Monday Dec. 4 9:30 or 10:00 PM Quarterfinals TNT/truTV*/Max
Tuesday Dec. 5 7:00 or 7:30 PM Quarterfinals TNT/Max
Tuesday Dec. 5 9:30 or 10:00 PM Quarterfinals TNT/Max
Thursday Dec. 7 9:00 PM Semifinals TNT/truTV*/Max