ABC SPORTS PRESENTS
NBA PLAYOFFS ON ABC
MIAMI HEAT VS. WASHINGTON WIZARDS - GAME 4
SATURDAY, MAY 14
8:00 P.M., ET
DETROIT PISTONS VS. INDIANA PACERS - GAME 4
SUNDAY, MAY 15
3:00 P.M., ET
ORLANDO MAGIC ALL-STAR FORWARD GRANT HILL
JOINS MIKE TIRICO, BILL WALTON AND STEVE "SNAPPER" JONES
IN THE ABC STUDIO THIS WEEKEND
The NBA Playoffs on ABC continue this week with two conference semifinal games. On SATURDAY, MAY 14 (8:00 p.m., ET) ABC Sports presents Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in primetime, as Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat travel to Washington to take on Antawn Jamison, Gilbert Arenas and the Wizards.
The playoffs continue on SUNDAY, MAY 15 (3:00 p.m., ET), as Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers host Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace and the defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons.
Six-time NBA All-Star forward Grant Hill of the Orlando Magic will be an in-studio guest for ABC's coverage of the 2005 NBA Playoffs this weekend. Hill will join ABC's team of Mike Tirico, Bill Walton and Steve "Snapper" Jones on GMC NBA Game Time, which precedes each NBA on ABC telecast.
Emmy Award winning announcer Al Michaels will call the Heat/Wizards game. His partner is former NBA head coach Hubie Brown, who was recently selected to the Basketball Hall-of-Fame. Michele Tafoya, in her third season with the NBA on ABC, will serve as sideline reporter.
Veteran NBA broadcaster Mike Breen and analyst Len Elmore will call the Pistons/Pacers game. Jim Gray will serve as the courtside reporter.
GMC NBA GAME TIME HIGHLIGHTS:
Mike Tirico is the host of GMC NBA Game Time and is joined by analysts Bill Walton and Steve "Snapper" Jones. Special guest in the studio this week is Orland Magic forward Grant Hill. Hill, who was voted to his sixth NBA All-Star Game this season and his first since the 2000 game, averaged 19.7 points/game in 67 games for the Magic.
Ahmad Rashad's "Access Ahmad" interview is with Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups.
There will be two NBA Minute features. One with comedian/actor/NBA fan Will Ferrell, and the other with actor/NBA fan Samuel L. Jackson. The popular segment has featured stars such as NBA legends Dr. J and Oscar Robertson, as well as The Rock, Spike Lee, Ice Cube, Bruce Willis, Wanda Sykes, Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and Matthew Perry.
2005 ABC SPORTS NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS SCHEDULE:
NBA PLAYOFFS ON ABC (all playoff games preceded by GMC NBA Game Time)
Sat., May 14 8:00 p.m. Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards - Game 4
Sun., May 15 3:00 p.m. Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers - Game 4
Thurs., May 19 8:00 p.m. Conference Semifinals - Game 6*
Sun., May 22 3:00 p.m. Conference Semifinals - Game 7* or Conf. Finals - Game 1
Mon., May 30 8:00 p.m. Western Conference Finals -- Game 4 or 5*
Sun., June 5 8:00 p.m. Western Conference Finals - Game 7*
THE FINALS ON ABC (all Finals games preceded by Chevrolet NBA Game Time)
Thurs., June 9 8:30 p.m. NBA Finals - Game 1
Sun., June 12 8:30 p.m. NBA Finals - Game 2
Tues., June 14 8:30 p.m. NBA Finals - Game 3
Thurs., June 16 8:30 p.m. NBA Finals - Game 4
Sun., June 19 8:30 p.m. NBA Finals - Game 5*
Tues., June 21 8:30 p.m. NBA Finals - Game 6*
Thurs., June 23 8:30 p.m. NBA Finals - Game 7*