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2021 NBA Playoffs TV and Announcer Schedule

The 2021 NBA Playoffs have arrived!

Eastern Conference favorites Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets (thanks to the newly-installed trio of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden) and Milwaukee Bucks were the East’s top three seeds. One of the year’s surprising teams, the New York Knicks — the franchise’s first postseason in eight years. With coach Tom Thibodeau and All-Star Julius Randle (the first player in Knicks history to average, per game, 20+ points / 10+ rebounds / 5+ assists for a season), the Knicks achieved the NBA’s top-ranked defense that propelled them to the No. 4 seed in the East.

The Utah Jazz finished the season as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference for the 1st time since 1997-98, the year of their last Finals appearance. Their .722 win pct is the 5th-highest in a single-season in franchise history & highest since 1998-99.

TNT will present extensive Eastern Play-In games, First Round, Second Round and exclusive Eastern Conference Finals live game coverage, showcasing the most NBA Playoff game action of any network.

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and NBA TV are the other national television outlets for the NBA playoffs.

Following TNT’s coverage of the Eastern Conference Finals, legendary broadcaster Marv Albert plans to retire.

The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change), respective networks for playoff action:

Conference Finals

Sunday, June 20, 2021 @ 3:30 p.m. on ABC
Western Conference Finals Game 1
[#4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [#2] Phoenix Suns
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 @ 9:00 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Finals Game 2
[#4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [#2] Phoenix Suns
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Cassidy Hubbarth

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 8:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Finals Game 1
[#5] Atlanta Hawks @ [#3] Milwaukee Bucks
Announcers: Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Stephanie Ready

Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 9:00 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Finals Game 3
[#2] Phoenix Suns @ [#4] Los Angeles Clippers
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 8:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Finals Game 2
[#5] Atlanta Hawks @ [#3] Milwaukee Bucks
Announcers: Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Stephanie Ready

Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 9:00 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Finals Game 4
[#2] Phoenix Suns @ [#4] Los Angeles Clippers
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols


PRIOR GAMES

Eastern Conference Play-In: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

6:30 p.m. on TNT
[#10] Charlotte Hornets @ [#9] Indiana Pacers
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Greg Anthony

9:00 p.m. on TNT
[#8] Washington Wizards @ [#7] Boston Celtics
Announcers: Marv Albert, Grant Hill

Western Conference Play-In: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

7:30 p.m. on ESPN
[#10] San Antonio Spurs @ [#9] Memphis Grizzlies
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Lisa Salters

10:00 p.m. on ESPN
[#8] Golden State Warriors @ [#7] Los Angeles Lakers
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

Eastern Conference Play-In: Thursday, May 20, 2021

8:00 p.m. on TNT

[#9] Indiana Pacers @ [#8] Washington Wizards
Announcers: Marv Albert, Grant Hill

Western Conference Play-In: Friday, May 21, 2021

10:00 p.m. on ESPN

[#9] Memphis Grizzlies @ [#8] Golden State Warriors
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

First Round: Saturday, May 22, 2021

2:00 p.m. on ESPN
Eastern Conference Game 1
[#6] Miami Heat @ [#3] Milwaukee Bucks
Announcers: Ryan Ruocco, Hubie Brown, Malika Andrews

4:30 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Game 1
[#5] Dallas Mavericks @ [#4] Los Angeles Clippers
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Richard Jefferson, Jorge Sedano

8:15 p.m. on ABC
Eastern Conference Game 1
[#7] Boston Celtics @ [#2] Brooklyn Nets
Announcers: Mike Breen, Doris Burke, Lisa Salters

10:30 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Game 1
[#6] Portland Trail Blazers @ [#3] Denver Nuggets
Announcers: Jason Benetti, Vince Carter, Cassidy Hubbarth

First Round: Sunday, May 23, 2021

1:00 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 1
[#8] Washington Wizards @ [#1] Philadelphia 76ers
Announcers: Marv Albert, Grant Hill, Stephanie Ready

3:30 p.m. on ABC
Western Conference Game 1
[#7] Los Angeles Lakers @ [#2] Phoenix Suns
Announcers: Mark Johes, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

7:00 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 1
[#5] Atlanta Hawks @ [#4] New York Knicks
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Greg Anthony

9:30 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 1
[#8] Memphis Grizzlies @ [#1] Utah Jazz
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller

First Round: Monday, May 24, 2021

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 2
[#6] Miami Heat @ [#3] Milwaukee Bucks
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller

10:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 2
[#6] Portland Trail Blazers @ [#3] Denver Nuggets
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Greg Anthony

First Round: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 2
[#7] Boston Celtics @ [#2] Brooklyn Nets
Announcers:
TNT: Marv Albert, Grant Hill, Jared Greenberg
WPIX-11: Ian Eagle, Sarah Kustok, Michael Grady
NBC Sports Boston: Mike Gormon, Brian Scalabrine, Chris Mannix, Chris Forsberg

10:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 2
[#7] Los Angeles Lakers @ [#2] Phoenix Suns
Announcers:
TNT: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Chris Haynes
Bally Sports Arizona: Kevin Ray, Eddie Johnson
Spectrum: Bill Macdonald, Stu Lantz, Mike Trudell

10:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Western Conference Game 2
[#5] Dallas Mavericks @ [#4] Los Angeles Clippers
Announcers:
NBA TV: Joel Meyers, Brendan Haywood, Dennis Scott
Bally Sports SoCal: Brian Sieman, Jim Jackson, Corey Magette, Kristina Pink
Bally Sports Southwest: Mark Followill, Derek Harper, Jeff Wade

First Round: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

7:00 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 2
[#5] Atlanta Hawks @ [#4] New York Knicks
Announcers:
TNT: Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson
MSG Network: Mike Breen, Walt Frazier, Wally Szczerbiak, Rebecca Haarlow
Bally Sports Southeast: Bob Rathbun, Dominique Wilkins, Vince Carter, Kelly Crull

7:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Eastern Conference Game 2
[#8] Washington Wizards @ [#1] Philadelphia 76ers
Announcers:
NBA TV: Joel Meyers, Brendan Haywood, Stephanie Ready
NBC Sports Philadelphia: Marc Zumoff, Alaa Abdelnaby
NBC Sports Washington: Justin Kutcher, Drew Gooden, Chris Miller

10:30 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 2
[#8] Memphis Grizzlies @ [#1] Utah Jazz
Announcers:
TNT: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller
AT&T Rocky Mountain: Craig Bolerjack, Matt Harpring, Thurl Bailey, Kristen Kenney
Bally Sports Southeast: Pete Pranica, Brevin Knight, Rob Fischer

First Round: Thursday, May 27, 2021

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 3
[#3] Milwaukee Bucks @ [#6] Miami Heat
Announcers: Marv Albert, Grant Hill

10:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 3
[#2] Phoenix Suns @ [#7] Los Angeles Lakers
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson, Chris Haynes

10:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Western Conference Game 3
[#3] Denver Nuggets @ [#6] Portland Trail Blazers
Announcers: Joel Meyers, Brendan Haywood

First Round: Friday, May 28, 2021

7:00 p.m. on ESPN
Eastern Conference Game 3
[#4] New York Knicks @ [#5] Atlanta Hawks
Announcers:
ESPN: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth
MSG Network: Kenny Albert, Walt Frazier, Wally Szczerbiak, Rebecca Haarlow
Bally Sports Southeast: Bob Rathbun, Dominique Wilkins, Vince Carter, Kelly Crull

8:30 p.m. on ABC
Eastern Conference Game 3
[#2] Brooklyn Nets @ [#7] Boston Celtics
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

9:30 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Game 3
[#4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [#5] Dallas Mavericks
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Richard Jefferson, Jorge Sedano

First Round: Saturday, May 29, 2021

1:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 4
[#3] Milwaukee Bucks @ [#6] Miami Heat
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson

4:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 4
[#3] Denver Nuggets @ [#6] Portland Trail Blazers
Announcers: Joel Meyers, Brendan Haywood

7:00 p.m. on ESPN
Eastern Conference Game 3
[#1] Philadelphia 76ers @ [#8] Washington Wizards
Announcers: Ryan Ruocco, Vince Carter, Malika Andrews

9:30 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Game 3
[#1] Utah Jazz @ [#8] Memphis Grizzlies
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Hubie Brown, Israel Gutierrez

First Round: Sunday, May 30, 2021

1:00 p.m. on ABC
Eastern Conference Game 4
[#4] New York Knicks @ [#5] Atlanta Hawks
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

3:30 p.m. on ABC
Western Conference Game 4
[#2] Phoenix Suns @ [#7] Los Angeles Lakers
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

7:00 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 4
[#2] Brooklyn Nets @ [#7] Boston Celtics
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson, Jared Greenberg

9:30 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 4
[#4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [#5] Dallas Mavericks
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Greg Anthony, Dennis Scott

First Round: Monday, May 31, 2021

7:00 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 4
[#1] Philadelphia 76ers @ [#8] Washington Wizards
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Stephanie Ready

9:30 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 4
[#1] Utah Jazz @ [#8] Memphis Grizzlies
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Greg Anthony

First Round: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 5
[#7] Boston Celtics @ [#2] Brooklyn Nets
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson, Jared Greenberg

9:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Western Conference Game 5
[#6] Portland Trail Blazers @ [#3] Denver Nuggets
Announcers: Joel Meyers, Brendan Haywood

10:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 5
[#7] Los Angeles Lakers @ [#2] Phoenix Suns
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Grant Hill, Chris Haynes

First Round: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

7:00 p.m. on NBA TV
Eastern Conference Game 5
[#8] Washington Wizards @ [#1] Philadelphia 76ers
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim
Jackson

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 5
[#5] Atlanta Hawks @ [#4] New York Knicks
Announcers: Marv Albert, Reggie Miller

9:30 p.m. on NBA TV
Western Conference Game 5
[#8] Memphis Grizzlies @ [#1] Utah Jazz
Announcers: Joel Meyers, Brendan Haywood

10:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 5
[#5] Dallas Mavericks @ [#4] Los Angeles Clippers
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Grant Hill, Dennis Scott

First Round: Thursday, June 3, 2021

8:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 6
[#3] Denver Nuggets @ [#6] Portland Trail Blazers
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim
Jackson

10:30 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 6
[#2] Phoenix Suns @ [#7] Los Angeles Lakers
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Chris Haynes

First Round: Friday, June 4, 2021

9:00 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Game 6
[#4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [#5] Dallas Mavericks
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

Second Round: Saturday, June 5, 2021

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 1
[#3] Milwaukee Bucks @ [#2] Brooklyn Nets
Announcers: Marv Albert, Grant Hill

Sunday, June 6, 2021

1:00 p.m. on ABC
Eastern Conference Second Round Game 1
[#5] Atlanta Hawks @ [#1] Philadelphia 76ers
Announcers: Mark Jones, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters

3:30 p.m. on ABC
Western Conference First Round Game 7
[#5] Dallas Mavericks @ [#4] Los Angeles Clippers
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

Second Round: Monday, June 7, 2021

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 2
[#3] Milwaukee Bucks @ [#2] Brooklyn Nets
Announcers: Marv Albert, Grant Hill, Jared Greenberg

10:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 1
[#3] Denver Nuggets @ [#2] Phoenix Suns
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Chris Haynes

Second Round: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 2
[#5] Atlanta Hawks @ [#1] Philadelphia 76ers
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson, Stephanie Ready

10:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 1
[#4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [#1] Utah Jazz
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Greg Anthony, Rebecca Haarlow

Second Round: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

9:30 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 2
[#3] Denver Nuggets @ [#2] Phoenix Suns
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Chris Haynes

Second Round: Thursday, June 10, 2021

7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Eastern Conference Game 3
[#2] Brooklyn Nets @ [#3] Milwaukee Bucks
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Lisa Salters

10:00 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Game 2
[#4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [#1] Utah Jazz
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

Second Round: Friday, June 11, 2021

7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Eastern Conference Game 3
[#1] Philadelphia 76ers @ [#5] Atlanta Hawks
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Hubie Brown, Malika Andrews

10:00 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Game 3
[#2] Phoenix Suns @ [#3] Denver Nuggets
Announcers: Ryan Ruocco, Richard Jefferson, Israel Gutierrez

Second Round: Saturday, June 12, 2021

8:30 p.m. on ABC
Western Conference Game 3
[#1] Utah Jazz @ [#4] Los Angeles Clippers
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Lisa Salters

Second Round: Sunday, June 13, 2021

3:00 p.m. on ABC
Eastern Conference Game 4
[#2] Brooklyn Nets @ [#3] Milwaukee Bucks
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

8:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 4
[#2] Phoenix Suns @ [#3] Denver Nuggets
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Chris Haynes

Second Round: Monday, June 14, 2021

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 4
[#1] Philadelphia 76ers @ [#5] Atlanta Hawks
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson, Stephanie Ready

10:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 4
[#1] Utah Jazz @ [#4] Los Angeles Clippers
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Greg Anthony, Rebecca Haarlow

Second Round: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

8:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 5
[#3] Milwaukee Bucks @ [#2] Brooklyn Nets
Announcers: Marv Albert, Grant Hill, Jared Greenberg

Second Round: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

7:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 5
[#5] Atlanta Hawks @ [#1] Philadelphia 76ers
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson, Stephanie Ready

10:00 p.m. on TNT
Western Conference Game 5
[#4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [#1] Utah Jazz
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Greg Anthony, Rebecca Haarlow

Second Round: Thursday, June 17, 2021

8:30 p.m. on ESPN
Eastern Conference Game 6
[#2] Brooklyn Nets @ [#3] Milwaukee Bucks
Announcers: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth

Second Round: Friday, June 18, 2021

7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Eastern Conference Game 6
[#1] Philadelphia 76ers @ [#5] Atlanta Hawks
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Hubie Brown, Malika Andrews

10:00 p.m. on ESPN
Western Conference Game 6
[#1] Utah Jazz @ [#4] Los Angeles Clippers
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

Second Round: Saturday, June 19, 2021

8:30 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Game 7
[#3] Milwaukee Bucks @ [#2] Brooklyn Nets
Announcers: Marv Albert, Grant Hill, Jared Greenberg

Sunday, June 20, 2021

3:30 p.m. on ABC
Western Conference Finals Game 1
[#4] Los Angeles Clippers @ [#2] Phoenix Suns
Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Rachel Nichols

8:00 p.m. on TNT
Eastern Conference Second Round Game 7
[#5] Atlanta Hawks @ [#1] Philadelphia 76ers
Announcers: Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson, Stephanie Ready