Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Celtics/Lakers & NBA All-Star Reserves Thursday on TNT

From TNT Sports -


The 2012 NBA All-Star Reserves to be Announced Exclusively
on TNT NBA Thursday at 7 p.m. (ET)

Exclusive doubleheader to follow featuring Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics (8 p.m. ET) followed by Oklahoma City Thunder @ Sacramento Kings (10:30 p.m. ET)

TNT will have the exclusive announcement of the 2012 NBA All-Star reserves on February 9 during a special one hour edition of NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com beginning at 7 p.m. (ET). Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Shaquille O’Neal (analyst) will make the announcement. TNT’s exclusive coverage of the 2012 All-Star Game from Orlando will air on Sun., February 26 at 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Following the pre-game show, TNT will present a doubleheader featuring Kobe Bryant and the Los Angles Lakers visiting Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics at 8 p.m. (ET). Marv Albert (play-by-play) will call the game alongside Steve Kerr (analyst) and Mike Fratello (analyst) with Craig Sager (reporter). In the second game of the night, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder will host Tyreke Evans and the Sacramento Kings at 10:30 p.m. (ET). Former Kings’ All-Star Chris Webber (analyst) will return to Sacramento and will be courtside along with Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Reggie Miller (analyst) with Cheryl Miller (reporter). TNT’s Emmy® Award-winning studio show, Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai will recap the night’s action following the conclusion of the second game with Johnson (host), Barkley, O’Neal and Smith (analysts).

Through 17 games of TNT’s 2011-12 NBA regular-season schedule, the network continues to deliver double-digit gains vs. last year’s corresponding coverage. The NBA on TNT is averaging a 1.8 U.S. rating (+29%), 2,839,000 total viewers (+36%) and 2,116,000 households (+34%) over last year’s corresponding coverage.  

Exclusive content, analysis from TNT announcers and replays of Inside the NBA are available on NBA.com (http://www.nba.com/insidethenba/).  The broadband channel gives fans the inside scoop on players, coaches and storylines taking place around the league seven days a week.   Check out the NBA on TNT pages on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NBAonTNT) and Facebook  (www.facebook.com/nbaontnt) to see the latest NBA on TNT schedule, news updates and special features from TNT announcers.

NBA ON TNT NBA SCHEDULE:

DAY/DATE

TIME (ET)
EVENT


Thu., February 9



7 p.m.
TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Shaquille O’Neal (analyst)


8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers @ Boston Celtics

Marv Albert (play-by-play), Mike Fratello (analyst) and Steve Kerr (analyst) with Craig Sager (reporter)


10:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Sacramento Kings

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst) with Cheryl Miller (reporter)


Post-game
Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Shaquille O’Neal (analyst)


NBA ON TNT UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Thu., February 16



8 p.m.
TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Shaquille O’Neal (analyst)



Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Reggie Miller (analyst) with TBA (reporter)


10:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers @ Portland Trail Blazers

Marv Albert (play-by-play) and Steve Kerr (analyst) with Cheryl Miller (reporter)


Post-game
Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Shaquille O’Neal (analyst)
Mon., February 20



8 p.m.
TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Shaquille O’Neal (analyst)



Boston Celtics @ Dallas Mavericks

Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst) and Mike Fratello (analyst) with TBA (reporter)


10:30 p.m.
Portland Trail Blazers @ L.A. Lakers

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Reggie Miller (analyst) with TBA (reporter)


Post-game
Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Shaquille O’Neal (analyst)

Source: Nielsen Media Research. Based on Live+SD. NBA Regular Season on TNT STD; 17 games vs. 14 games. (12/25/2011-2/2/2012) vs. (12/30/2010-2/3/2011)

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