Friday, January 20, 2012

NBA TV gets Cavs/Heat for Fan Night

From NBA TV -

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat Selected as NBA TV’s Fan Night presented by Sprint on Tuesday, Jan. 24

NBA TV’s Fan Night presented by Sprint will feature the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on former Cavalier LeBron James and the Miami Heat on Tues., Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. (ET).  This match-up was selected by fans who voted via, NBA’s Facebook page, and    

Prior to tip-off on Tues., Jan. 24, the Fan Night team with host Ernie Johnson and analysts Greg Anthony and Chris Webber will be on-hand for the Pregame Show beginning at 7:00 p.m. (ET) followed by the Fan Night game beginning at 7:30 p.m. (ET).  The GameTime studio team with host Rick Kamla and analyst Steve Smith will take over for the second game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers and will conclude the evening with a postgame recap featuring highlights from the evening’s match-ups followed by GameTime  

Fan Night voting for next week’s match-up on Tues., Jan. 31, will continue on, the NBA Facebook page and from Tues., Jan. 24 (8 a.m. ET) – Thurs., Jan. 26 (Midnight ET).  Fans will have the opportunity to select among the following games:
  • Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers
  • New Jersey Nets @ Indiana Pacers
  • Detroit Pistons @ New York Knicks   
  • Denver Nuggets @ Memphis Grizzlies
  • Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors

The Jump presented by Sprint studio team with host Jared Greenberg and analysts Brent Barry, Dennis Scott and ‘chat-master’ Sekou Smith will jumpstart Tuesday’s basketball coverage with the live, interactive show.  Fans can submit questions and comments via, Facebook or Twitter.  The Jump presented by Sprint will stream live on Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. (ET) on and will air at 6:00 p.m. (ET) on NBA TV. 

NBA TV will also feature live games this weekend beginning with the Denver Nuggets taking on the New York Knicks on Sat., Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) and the Boston Celtics taking on the Washington Wizards on Sun., Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. (ET). 

The week begins with a Monday doubleheader when the Orlando Magic take on the Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m. (ET) leading up to the Fan Night presented by Sprint game on Tuesday followed by the Memphis Grizzlies taking on the Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m. (ET).  Wednesday’s doubleheader rounds out the week with the Indiana Pacers at the Chicago Bulls beginning at 8 p.m. (ET) followed by the Los Angeles Clippers at  the Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 p.m. (ET).
NBA TV  SCHEDULE (all times ET): Jan. 21 – Jan. 25


7:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Denver Nuggets @ New York Knicks


1 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Boston Celtics @ Washington Wizards


7:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Orlando Magic @ Boston Celtics

10:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors

TUESDAY, JAN. 24 Fan Night presented by Sprint

   7:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season Fan Night Winner:  Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat  
Ernie Johnson, Greg Anthony, Chris Webber

 10:00 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Memphis Grizzlies @ Portland Trail Blazers


   8 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls

  10:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  LA Clippers @ LA Lakers

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