Monday, January 02, 2012

NBA TV gets Lakers/Rockets for Fan Night

From NBA TV -


Fans Select Houston Rockets @ LA Lakers For NBA TV’s First Fan Night Game Presented by Sprint of the 2011-2012 Regular Season on Tuesday, Jan. 3

Fan votes cast via NBA.com, NBA Facebook page and Yahoo.com
Fan votes are in for NBA TV’s first 2011-2012 regular season Fan Night game presented by Sprint featuring the Western Conference matchup with the Houston Rockets visiting the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 10:30 p.m. (ET).  The first Fan Night game voted on by fans received a third of the votes that were cast via NBA.com, NBA Facebook page and Yahoo.com.  

NBA fans have the opportunity to vote on NBA.com, NBA Facebook page and Yahoo.com for games they want to see televised nationally on NBA TV.  Fans can stay connected to Fan Night action all week long with information on NBA TV, online at NBA.com/fannight and through live chats and Twitter feeds from select NBA personalities.

Prior to tip off, the Fan Night team with host Ernie Johnson and analysts Chris Webber and Greg Anthony will be on-hand for studio pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m. (ET) which will lead up to the AutoTrader.com Pregame Show at 7:30 p.m. (ET).  The Atlanta Hawks will then take on the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m. (ET) preceding the Fan Night game between the Rockets and the Lakers.  The Fan Night studio team will conclude the evening with a postgame recap featuring highlights from the evening’s match-up.  The GameTime studio team with host Rick Kamla and analyst Steve Smith will take over following the postgame show. 

Fan Night voting will continue on nba.com/nbatv/fannight, NBA TV’s Facebook page and Yahoo.com from Tues., Jan. 3 (8 a.m. ET) – Thurs., Jan. 5 (Midnight ET) as fans select the match-up for Tues., Jan. 10 between:

  • Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzlies
  • Chicago Bulls @ Minnesota Timberwolves
  • LA Clippers @ Portland Trailblazers
  • Phoenix Suns @ LA Lakers
  • Miami Heat @ Golden State Warriors

Tipping off on Tuesday is The Jump, a live, interactive show designed for the ultimate NBA fan.  Fans can submit questions and comments via NBA.com, Facebook or Twitter.  Matt Winer hosts this episode with analysts Dennis Scott and Brent Barry who will respond and give their comments and analysis on everything happening around the league. The show will stream live on Jan. 3 at 3 p.m. (ET) on NBA.com and air at 6 p.m. (ET) on NBA TV.  Chat-master Sekou Smith will return to The Jump on Tuesday, Jan. 10 and a new host will be announced in the coming weeks. 

NBA TV will also feature live games throughout the week with doubleheaders on Tuesday, Jan. 3, Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 7. 
NBA TV GAMES OF THE WEEK:
JANUARY 1 – JANUARY 8
NBA TV  SCHEDULE (all times ET): Jan. 1 – Jan. 8
SUNDAY, JAN. 1
6 p.m
NBA Regular Season: Boston Celtics  @ Washington Wizards
Local Announcers
MONDAY, JAN. 2  
8:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks
Local Announcers
TUESDAY, JAN. 3 Fan Night
    8 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Atlanta Hawks @ Chicago Bulls
Local Announcers
   10:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season Fan Night winner: Houston Rockets @ LA Lakers
Ernie Johnson, Chris Webber, Greg Anthony
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4
   7:00 p.m.
NBA Regular Season: Washington Wizards @ Orlando Magic
Local Announcers
   10:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Houston Rockets @ LA Clippers
Local Announcers
   SATURDAY, JAN. 7
   7 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Charlotte Bobcats @ Indiana Pacers
Local Announcers
  10:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Milwaukee Bucks @ LA Clippers
Local Announcers
  SUNDAY, JAN. 8
   7 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Local Announcers

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