FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
NBA CHAMPION GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 2017-18 COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA
Network to Present 70 Regular-Season Games, 3 Preseason Games – Including Live Coverage
Against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Shenzhen, China on Oct. 4
Complete Game Day Coverage with One-Hour “Warriors Pregame Live”
and “Warriors Postgame Live” Shows
Live Warriors Games, “Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live”
Streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports App
“The Happy Hour,” “Warriors Outsiders,” “Warriors Central,” “Warriors Raw”
and “Warriors Ground” to Provide Northern California’s Most Comprehensive Warriors
and NBA News, Top Stories and Analysis All Season Long
NBCSportsBayArea.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long Warriors & NBA News,
Analysis, Exclusive Video and the “Warriors Insider Podcast” with Monte Poole
Original Content Throughout Season Via NBC Sports Bay Area
& NBA Personalities’ Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms
“Authentic Fan Friday” Returns, “Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live”
Originating from Oracle Arena Every Friday Regular Season Home Game
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 19, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Warriors Fan,” announced today its coverage of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors (@Warriors) for the 2017-18 season, which includes 73 games (70 regular season, 3 preseason – including live coverage against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Shenzhen, China); comprehensive game-day coverage with one-hour Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live shows; Warriors games, Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live streamed live on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app; season-long Warriors and NBA news and analysis on The Happy Hour, Warriors Outsiders, Warriors Central, Warriors Raw and Warriors Ground; and Warriors and NBA news, analysis and insider reports on NBCSportsBayArea.com. Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms – including live game-day content from Oracle Arena at every Warriors home game – on Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).
The 2017-18 Warriors regular season on NBC Sports Bay Area gets underway on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. when the Warriors visit the New Orleans Pelicans (Warriors Pregame Live at 5:30 p.m.). Calling all the action for Warriors games on NBC Sports Bay Area will be the Emmy Award-winning team of Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett.
In addition to the 70 regular-season games, NBC Sports Bay Area will televise three preseason games – Saturday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. as the Warriors take on the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena; Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11 p.m. (PDT) against the Minnesota Timberwolves from the Shenzhen Universiade Center in Shenzhen, China (re-airs Thursday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.); and Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors host the Sacramento Kings.
NBC Sports Bay Area’s 2017-18 Warriors telecast schedule is as follows:
|Saturday||9/30||vs||Denver Nuggets (Preseason)||5:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10/4||vs||Minnesota Timberwolves (Preseason)
from Shenzhen, China
|Friday||10/13||vs||Sacramento Kings (Preseason)||7:30 PM|
|Friday||10/20||at||New Orleans Pelicans||6:30 PM|
|Saturday||10/21||at||Memphis Grizzlies||5:00 PM|
|Monday||10/23||at||Dallas Mavericks||5:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10/25||vs||Toronto Raptors||7:30 PM|
|* Friday||10/27||vs||Washington Wizards||7:30 PM|
|Sunday||10/29||vs||Detroit Pistons||5:30 PM|
|Monday||10/30||at||Los Angeles Clippers||7:30 PM|
|Thursday||11/2||at||San Antonio Spurs||5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11/4||at||Denver Nuggets||6:00 PM|
|Monday||11/6||vs||Miami Heat||7:30 PM|
|Wednesday||11/8||vs||Minnesota Timberwolves||7:30 PM|
|Saturday||11/11||vs||Philadelphia 76ers||5:30 PM|
|Monday||11/13||vs||Orlando Magic||7:30 PM|
|Thursday||11/16||at||Boston Celtics||5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11/18||at||Philadelphia 76ers||4:30 PM|
|Sunday||11/19||at||Brooklyn Nets||3:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11/22||at||Oklahoma City Thunder||5:00 PM|
|* Friday||11/24||vs||Chicago Bulls||7:30 PM|
|Saturday||11/25||vs||New Orleans Pelicans||5:30 PM|
|Monday||11/27||vs||Sacramento Kings||7:30 PM|
|Wednesday||11/29||at||Los Angeles Lakers||7:30 PM|
|Friday||12/1||at||Orlando Magic||4:00 PM|
|Sunday||12/3||at||Miami Heat||4:00 PM|
|Monday||12/4||at||New Orleans Pelicans||5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||12/6||at||Charlotte Hornets||5:00 PM|
|Friday||12/8||at||Detroit Pistons||4:00 PM|
|Monday||12/11||vs||Portland Trail Blazers||7:30 PM|
|Thursday||12/14||vs||Dallas Mavericks||7:30 PM|
|Monday||12/18||at||Los Angeles Lakers||7:30 PM|
|Wednesday||12/20||vs||Memphis Grizzlies||7:30 PM|
|* Friday||12/22||vs||Los Angeles Lakers||7:30 PM|
|Saturday||12/23||vs||Denver Nuggets||5:30 PM|
|Wednesday||12/27||vs||Utah Jazz||7:30 PM|
|* Friday||12/29||vs||Charlotte Hornets||7:30 PM|
|Saturday||12/30||vs||Memphis Grizzlies||5:30 PM|
|Wednesday||1/3||at||Dallas Mavericks||5:30 PM|
|Saturday||1/6||at||Los Angeles Clippers||12:30 PM|
|Monday||1/8||vs||Denver Nuggets||7:30 PM|
|Wednesday||1/10||vs||Los Angeles Clippers||7:30 PM|
|Friday||1/12||at||Milwaukee Bucks||5:00 PM|
|Saturday||1/13||at||Toronto Raptors||4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||1/17||at||Chicago Bulls||5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||1/23||vs||New York Knicks||7:30 PM|
|Thursday||1/25||vs||Minnesota Timberwolves||7:30 PM|
|Tuesday||1/30||at||Utah Jazz||6:00 PM|
|Friday||2/2||at||Sacramento Kings||7:30 PM|
|Saturday||2/3||at||Denver Nuggets||6:00 PM|
|Thursday||2/8||vs||Dallas Mavericks||7:30 PM|
|Monday||2/12||vs||Phoenix Suns||7:30 PM|
|Wednesday||2/14||at||Portland Trail Blazers||7:30 PM|
|Thursday||2/22||vs||Los Angeles Clippers||7:30 PM|
|Monday||2/26||at||New York Knicks||4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||2/28||at||Washington Wizards||5:00 PM|
|Friday||3/2||at||Atlanta Hawks||4:30 PM|
|Tuesday||3/6||vs||Brooklyn Nets||7:30 PM|
|Friday||3/9||at||Portland Trail Blazers||7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||3/14||vs||Los Angeles Lakers||7:30 PM|
|* Friday||3/16||vs||Sacramento Kings||7:30 PM|
|Saturday||3/17||at||Phoenix Suns||7:00 PM|
|Monday||3/19||at||San Antonio Spurs||6:30 PM|
|* Friday||3/23||vs||Atlanta Hawks||7:30 PM|
|Sunday||3/25||vs||Utah Jazz||5:30 PM|
|Tuesday||3/27||vs||Indiana Pacers||7:30 PM|
|Thursday||3/29||vs||Milwaukee Bucks||7:30 PM|
|Saturday||3/31||at||Sacramento Kings||7:00 PM|
|Sunday||4/1||vs||Phoenix Suns||5:30 PM|
|Thursday||4/5||at||Indiana Pacers||4:00 PM|
|Saturday||4/7||vs||New Orleans Pelicans||5:30 PM|
|Sunday||4/8||at||Phoenix Suns||6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||4/10||at||Utah Jazz||6:00 PM|
70 regular-season games, 3 preseason games
Schedule as of 9/19/17; Dates and times subject to change
*Authentic Fan Friday
For approximately 24 hours following each game, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand. Note: NBC Sports Bay Area/Warriors On Demand is available only in the Warriors’ broadcast territory.
Warriors coverage streamed live via NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBC Sports App – presented by Northern California Honda Dealers – NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streams of its Warriors 2017-18 regular-season schedule to NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers, along with its game-day shows Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live, via NBCSportsBayArea.com and the NBC Sports app. The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers on mobile, tablet and desktop devices. Authenticated subscribers will have the ability to access games when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the U.S. The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports Bay Area. For more information about the network’s streaming service, click here.
Warriors Pregame Live presented by MetroPCS, Warriors Postgame Live presented by Honda – In addition to live game coverage, NBC Sports Bay Area delivers comprehensive pre- and postgame analysis. One hour prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, and game previews on Warriors Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Warriors Postgame Live will give viewers an hour-long game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews, and a preview of the next game. Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live are anchored by three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa with expert analysis from former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean and former Warriors forward Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7). Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS), Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett.
The Happy Hour presented by Comcast Business – The Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS), along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS) – regularly airs live weekdays at 5 p.m. The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Warriors and NBA news and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.
The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:
- Live on NBC Sports Bay Area
- Streaming live on the NBCSportsBayArea.com, NBC Sports App
- Live audio streaming via NBCSportsBayArea.com
- Archived podcasts available on NBCSportsBayArea.com
Warriors Outsiders – Back for its second season, the popular Warriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders) – hosted by former Stanford basketball guard and current Santa Cruz Warriors analyst Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Warriors super fan Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann) – will provide Warriors fans with a fresh take following each game with analysis, commentary and analytics, as seen through the lens of the social media universe from a fan’s perspective. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.
Warriors Central – Each month of the 2017-18 NBA season, Warriors Central – a half-hour program – will give fans an inside look at the Warriors both on and off the court. Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for show air dates and times.
Warriors Raw – NBC Sports Bay Area presents Warriors Raw, a same-day, condensed version of that day’s game. Warriors Raw offers viewers highlights of key plays from alternative camera angles, authentic in-game sound and pre- and postgame interviews in an entertaining half-hour format. Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times.
Warriors Ground – The Emmy Award winning Warriors Ground returns for the 2017-18 NBA season on NBC Sports Bay Area. Warriors Ground, a half-hour show produced by Warriors Studio, features behind-the-scenes footage, community highlights, team history, fan stories and more. Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for show air dates and times.
NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors and NBA coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Senior Insider Ray Ratto and provides insightful news and analysis, daily insider reports and two regular podcasts: “The Warriors Insider Podcast” and “The Happy Hour Podcast.” NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; press conferences; and content from the network’s news programming.
NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – Throughout the 2017-18 NBA season, NBC Sports Bay Area will deliver extensive original content across the network’s and on-air personalities’ various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Oracle Arena at every Warriors home game.
Authentic Fan Friday – NBC Sports Bay Area brings back the popular Authentic Fan Friday at Oracle Arena for every Friday home game during the regular season. Fans will receive a collector’s edition cheer card and free NBC Sports Bay Area giveaways and will have the opportunity to win Warriors tickets. Fans sitting in the “Authentic Fan” section will also have the chance to be seen on the NBC Sports Bay Area telecast. Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com /WarriorsAFF for more information.
NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips. Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.
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