On the eve of the 2011 NBA Playoffs, I thought it would be worthwhile keeping track of where and when the action will hitting our local TV airwaves.  This information was gathered from NBA.com, One HD and Foxtel’s website – but that isn’t always 100% reliable, as evident by the laughable schedule I just read on Foxtel’s online TV guide (image below). There’s so many mistakes in this I don’t know where to start.

As per usual at this time of year, we’ll have to play the TV schedule by ear. Don’t assume the TV guides are correct.  If you have any up-to-date info on schedule changes please post it in the comments and I’ll keep updating this thread. A lot of people will come back to read this thread throughout the playoffs, so why not help out a fellow Aussie NBA fan and share the love.

ESPN 3D on Foxtel

This one puzzles me. Foxtel will be broadcasting several playoff games on their ESPN 3D channel, including all of the Finals (reportedly), but this scheduling will not be mirrored on the standard ESPN non-3D channel. And FYI – you can only watch the ESPN 3D channel if you have a 3D-compatible TV. This wouldn’t really bother me, until I realised that ESPN 3D looks to be showing Bulls and Thunder games in the first round, while standard ESPN gets neither. That’s almost enough to make me buy a 3D TV!

I’m not going to post the ESPN 3D schedule because, as shown above, its pretty messed up. Also, NBA.com’s International TV schedule doesn’t include games being shown on ESPN 3D. So for the time being, I suggest you keep checking Foxtel’s TV guide for the scheduled 3D games, or go by the information in this article – again, not sure if that’s 100% accurate.

2011 NBA Playoffs

ESPN on Foxtel

Sunday 17/4 – 9:00am – Hawks @ Magic

Saturday 23/4 – 9:00am – Celtics @ Knicks

Sunday 24/4 – 10:0am – Spurs @ Grizzlies

Wed 27/4 – 12.30pm – Hornets @ Lakers

Sat 30/4 – 11.00am – Spurs @ Grizz

Sat 7/5 – 11.30am – Lakers @ Mavs

Sun 8/5 – 10.00am – Heat @ Celtics

Tue 10/5 – 9.00am – Heat @ Celtics

Fri 13/5 – 10.00am – Bulls @ Hawks

Sat 14/5 – 11.00am – Thunder @ Grizzlies

Wed 18/5 – 11.00am – Thunder @ Mavs

Fri 20/5 – 11.00am – Thunder @ Mavs

Sun 22/5 – 11.00am – Mavs @ Thunder

Tue 24/5  - 11.00am – Mavs @ Thunder

One HD

Wednesday 20/4 – 11:30am – Blazers @ Mavs

Friday 22/4 – 12:30pm – Mavs @ Blazers

Wed 27/4 – 10.00am – Pacers @ Bulls

Fri 29/4 – 10.00am – Lakers @ Hornets

Wed 4/5 – 9.00am – Celtics @ Heat

Thu 5/5 – 12.30pm – Mavs @ Lakers

Wed 11/5 – 10.00am – Hawks @ Bulls

Thu 12/5 – 9.00am – Celtics @ Heat

Mon 16/5 – 10.00am – Heat @ Bulls

Thu 19/5 – 10.30am – Heat @ Bulls

Mon 23/5 – 10.30am – Bulls @ Heat

Wed 25/5 – 10.30am – Bulls @ Heat

Fri 27/5 – 10.30am – Heat @ Bulls


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