Thursday, April 13th, 2017


— First Round Game Schedule Announced; Every Game on CSN;
One Hour Pre & Post Coverage Surrounding Every Game —

— Every Game, Plus Pre & Post Coverage, to be Streamed Live on & the NBC Sports App — 

— 60-Minute Live Celtics Playoff Preview Special to Air Thursday, April 13th at 8PM —

BURLINGTON, MA, April 13, 2017 — The Boston Celtics will take on the Chicago Bulls in the First Round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs which tip-off this weekend and CSN New England, home of the Celtics, will bring fans the live call of every First Round game including one-hour pre-game and post-game shows surrounding every matchup both on TV and online. To tip-off the Playoff excitement, CSN will bring viewers the Celtics Playoff Preview, a live 60-minute special, scheduled to air tonight (Thursday, April 13th) at 8PM.

The Celtics Playoff Preview presented by New England Ford Dealers and Arbella Insurance, will originate from the CSN studios in Burlington, MA and will provide an in-depth look at the upcoming series from all CSN Celtics talent.  The special will include commentary and contributions from executives, players and others throughout the night, and will feature exclusive interviews with Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas and Head Coach Brad Stevens.

CSN’s Playoff game schedule will include play-by-play from Mike Gorman (@celticsvoice) and color commentary from Tommy Heinsohn and Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine), with courtside reporter Abby Chin (@TVAbby), studio host Kyle Draper (@KyleDraperTV), and Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) bringing fans the best coverage throughout the series. Yahoo’s Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) will also contribute to Pre and Post-game shows.

CSN’s coverage of every Celtics First Round game, as well as the one-hour pregame and postgame shows, will be streamed live on and via the NBC Sports App for tablets and mobile devices. The ‘TV Everywhere’ service allows authenticated CSN subscribers to watch from anywhere in the U.S. via participating distributors. Celtics fans should download the app prior to the series to be sure they don’t miss a minute of the action. The Celtics Live Stream is presented by McDonalds.

Following is the Celtics First Round Playoff game schedule:

(All Times listed are Eastern)
Game 1 – Sunday, April 16 Chicago at Boston, 6:30 p.m. (CSN)
Game 2 – Tuesday, April 18 Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. (CSN)
Game 3 – Friday, April 21 Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. (CSN)
Game 4 – Sunday, April 23 Boston at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. (CSN)
Game 5 * Wednesday, April 26 Chicago at Boston, TBD (CSN)
Game 6 * Friday, April 28 Boston at Chicago, TBD (CSN)
Game 7 * Sunday, April 30 Chicago at Boston, TBD (CSN)

* Additional schedule for Games 5,6 & 7 to be released if necessary

CSN will be the go-to television source before and after each game with one-hour live pre and post-game coverage of every game in the series.  Celtics Pre-Game Live presented by Ace Ticket and Celtics Post-Game Live presented by New England Ford Dealers will provide in-studio analysis surrounding each game. Additionally, daily network programming, including the network’s expanded Arbella Early Edition (6-8PM weeknights) and the all new Boston Sports Tonight presented by Town Fair Tire (9PM-Midnight weeknights) will offer game previews and recaps, real-time updates, and in-depth analysis. Celtics Post Up presented by Lahey Health — CSN’s interactive discussion, commentary and debate Celtics program — will continue to air weekly throughout the NBA Playoffs. (@CSNNE) will provide 24/7 coverage of Celtics Playoff action including daily game-day and off-day coverage from the entire CSN crew including Celtics Insider Blakely. Fans can get all the up-to-the-minute stats, scores, analysis and on-demand clips throughout the series, and follow all the action at @CelticsCSN.

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