Friday, February 10, 2012

NBA TV Fan Night gets Heat/Pacers

From NBA TV -

Fans Select Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers for NBA TV’s Fan Night presented by Sprint on Tuesday, Feb. 14
NBA TV to broadcast BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Draft during GameTime on Feb. 16 with TNT host Ernie Johnson, analysts Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Nea and Kenny Smith

NBA TV’s Fan Night presented by Sprint will feature the Miami Heat taking on the Indiana Pacers on Tues., Feb. 14, at 7:00 p.m. (ET).  This match-up was selected by fans who voted via, NBA’s Facebook page and The Fan Night crew with host Ernie Johnson and analysts Greg Anthony and Chris Webber will tip off coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. (ET) with the Pregame Show prior to the Fan Night game.  Host Rick Kamla and analyst Steve Smith will take over during the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers game at 10:00 p.m. (ET) and conclude the evening with a postgame recap featuring highlights from the evening’s match-up.       

Fan Night voting for next week’s match-up on Tues., Feb. 21, will continue on, the NBA Facebook page and from Tues., Feb. 14 (8 a.m. ET) – Thurs., Feb. 16 (Midnight ET).  Fans will have the opportunity to select among the following games:
  • Detroit Pistons @ Cleveland Cavaliers
  • New Orleans Hornets @ Indiana Pacers
  • Sacramento Kings @ Miami Heat
  • Philadelphia 76ers @ Memphis Grizzlies
  • San Antonio Spurs @ Portland Trail Blazers
Fans can stay connected to the latest NBA action every Tuesday with The Jump presented by Sprint. 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 Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. (ET) on and will air at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on NBA TV. 

On Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7, p.m. (ET), NBA TV will broadcast the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Draft during GameTime with TNT’s Kenny Smith serving as the honorary Commissioner and Ernie Johnson hosting the live show.  TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal will serve as the general managers of the two opposing teams - TEAM CHUCK and TEAM SHAQ.  Each team will have a nine man roster, drafted from the rookie and sophomore player pool.
FEBRUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 14             
NBA TV  SCHEDULE (all times ET): Feb. 11 – Feb. 14
7 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Denver Nuggets @ Indiana Pacers  
10 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors
7 p.m.
NBA Regular Season:  Minnesota Timberwolves @ Orlando Magic
  10:30 p.m.
NBA Regular Season: Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors
  TUESDAY, FEB. 14  Fan Night presented by Sprint
   7 p.m.
NBA Regular Season Fan Night Winner:  Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers 
Ernie Johnson, Greg Anthony, Chris Webber
  10 p.m.
NBA Regular Season Game:  Washington Wizards @ Portland Trail Blazers 

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