ABC SPORTS PRESENTS
NBA PLAYOFFS ON ABC
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
DETROIT PISTONS VS. INDIANA PACERS - GAME 6
THURSDAY, MAY 19
8:00 P.M., ET
NBA PLAYOFF GAME TBD
SUNDAY, MAY 22
3:00 P.M., ET
The NBA Playoffs on ABC continue on THURSDAY, MAY 19 (8:00 p.m., ET), as Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers host Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace and the defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons in Game 6 of this hotly contested series. Detroit won last night 86-67 to take a 3-2 series lead, and can wrap it up Thursday night in Indianapolis.
ABC Sports will present a SUNDAY afternoon game on MAY 22 with the teams to be determined. It will either be a Game 7 of a Western Conference semifinal series or, if both series are completed, it will Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
ANNOUNCERS: Emmy Award winning announcer Al Michaels will call the Pistons/Pacers game on Thursday night. 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. Mike Tirico is the host of GMC NBA Game Time and is joined by analysts Bill Walton and Steve "Snapper" Jones.
2005 ABC SPORTS NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS SCHEDULE:
NBA PLAYOFFS ON ABC (all playoff games preceded by GMC NBA Game Time)
Thurs., May 19 8:00 p.m. Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers - 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*
All game of the Finals and Western Conference Finals games are available in HDTV.