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[05/17/13 - 09:48 AM]
ABC, ESPN Combine to Exclusively Televise 2013 NBA Western Conference Finals
The San Antonio Spurs/Memphis Grizzlies series opens this Sunday, May 19 on ABC.

[via press release from ESPN]

ABC, ESPN Combine to Exclusively Televise 2013 NBA Western Conference Finals

On-Site KIA NBA Countdown Shows; ESPN Radio to Broadcast Both NBA Conference Finals Series

ABC and ESPN will combine to exclusively televise the 2013 NBA Western Conference Finals - San Antonio Spurs and four-time NBA Champion Tim Duncan vs. Memphis Grizzlies and Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol - beginning with Game 1 on Sunday, May 19, on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET. Remaining Western Conference Finals games will air on ESPN at 9 p.m. Mike Breen will serve as the voice of the Western Conference Finals with reporter Doris Burke and analyst Hubie Brown (Game 1) and Jeff Van Gundy (Game 2 through remainder of series). All games will also be available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN. The Finals on ABC will begin Thursday, June 6.

KIA NBA Countdown - ESPN's NBA pre-game show - will emanate on site at the Western Conference Finals for the first time this season. Countdown will air Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. o ABC before Game 1 and on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN before Game 2. The one-hour shows will begin at 8 p.m. on ESPN for Games 3 through the remainder of the series. Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons and Michael Wilbon will provide insights and analysis. Prior to Game 2 - Tuesday, May 21 - KIA NBA Countdown will be followed by ESPN's exclusive live coverage of the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery at 8:30 p.m. from the Times Square Studios in N.Y.

ESPN Radio - in its 18th year of NBA postseason coverage - will serve as the exclusive radio broadcast home for both NBA Conference Finals series. Dave Pasch and analyst Chris Mullin will describe the action for the Western Conference Finals, while Kevin Calabro and analyst Hubie Brown will provide commentary for the Eastern Conference Finals - Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers/New York Knicks - beginning Wednesday, May 22.

Additionally, ESPN3 will present the post-game press conferences for every Western Conference Finals and Eastern Conference Finals game.

Special note: ESPN will televise Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals series between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers. The telecast will air at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 18, with Mike Tirico, analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Heather Cox providing commentary.

Western Conference Finals coverage across ESPN platforms

ESPN.com's top NBA reporters will provide comprehensive coverage of the Western Conference Finals. Coverage will include live chats, in-depth scouting reports from ESPN NBA Insiders, expert predictions and video highlights and analysis of each game.

ESPN Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage of the Western Conference Finals, led by commentators Alvaro Martin and Carlos Morales. In addition, ESPN Deportes will televise the NBA Finals for the first time, beginning June 6.

ESPN International will televise the Western Conference Finals throughout Latin America (South America, Central America and Mexico), Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, UK and Pac-Rim (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands). Additionally, ESPN International will televise the Eastern Conference Finals throughout the Pac-Rim and in the Middle East.

Western Conference Finals schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network (s)

Sun., May 19 3:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs Game 1 ABC, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes

Tues., May 21 9 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs Game 2 ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Sat., May 25 9 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Game 3 ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Mon., May 27 9 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Game 4 ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Wed., May 29 9 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs Game 5 * ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Fri., May 31 9 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Game 6 * ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Sun., Jun. 2 9 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs Game 7 * ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN





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