So it’s that time of the year again, where all Aussie NBA fans are madly scrambling to find out which NBA playoff games are being shown and where. Last year we were spoiled with full coverage of both Conference Finals (thanks to One HD and ESPN), as well as a scattering of good games from the first two rounds. This year should be no different.
The full schedules haven’t been released, but this is what we know so far from scouring the TV guides. Note: these are Melbourne times, subtract/add whatever hours necessary for your other Aussie cities.
First Round (in chronological order)
ESPN – Sunday 18th at 10:0am – Game 1, Miami @ Boston
One HD – Wednesday 21st at 9.30am – Game 2, Miami @ Boston
ESPN – Wednesday 21st at 12:30pm – Game 2, Oklahoma @ Los Angeles
One HD – Friday 23rd at 11:30am – Game 3, Lakers @ Oklahoma City
ESPN – Saturday 24th at 11:30am – Game 3, Dallas @ San Antonio
One HD – Sunday 25th at 9:00am – Game 3, Atlanta @ Milwaukee
ESPN – Wednesday 28th at 10:00am – Game 5, Chicago @ Cleveland
One HD – Wednesday 28th at 12:30pm – Game 5, Oklahoma City @ Lakers
ESPN – Saturday 1st May at 11:30am – Game 6, Lakers @ Oklahoma City
ESPN – Wednesday 5th May at 12:30pm – Game 2, Utah @ Lakers
One HD – Friday 7th May at 10:00am – Game 2, Atlanta @ Orlando
ESPN – Saturday 8th May at 9:00am – Cleveland @ Boston
ESPN – Tuesday 11th May at 12:30pm – Lakers @ Jazz
One HD – Wednesday 12th May at 10:0am – Boston @ Cleveland
ESPN – Friday 14th May at 10:00am – Cleveland @ Boston
ESPN – Monday 17th May at 5:30am – Boston @ Orlando
One HD – Tuesday 18th May at 11:00am – Phoenix @ Lakers
ESPN – Wednesday 19th May at 10:30am – Boston @ Orlando
One HD – Thursday 20th May at 11:00am – Phoenix @ Lakers
ESPN – Sunday 23rd May at 10:30am – Orlando @ Boston
One HD – Monday 24th May at 10:30am – Lakers @ Phoenix
ESPN – Tuesday 25th May at 10:30am – Orlando @ Boston
One HD – Wednesday 26th May at 11:00am – Lakers @ Phoenix
UPDATE 15/6: NBA Finals will be on ESPN (Foxtel)!!
Game 1 Friday 4th June – 11am
Game 2 Monday 7th June – 10am
Game 3 Wednesday 9th June – 11am
Game 4 Friday 11th June – 11am
Game 5 Monday 14th June – 10am
Game 6 Wednesday 16th June – 11am
Game 7 Friday 18th June – 11am
I’ll keep updating this post as we know more about the schedule. And check the Official Global NBA Programming Guide for more info.
If anyone has any other information, or has seen any TV commercials on what games will be shown, post your comments here and I’ll update the thread.
Happy NBA Playoff watching