FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 12th, 2018
NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF WIZARDS-RAPTORS FIRST-ROUND NBA PLAYOFF SERIES
LIVE GAME COVERAGE BEGINS WITH SATURDAY’S GAME 1 ON NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON, NBCSPORTSWASHINGTON.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
WIZARDS HANGTIME, WIZARDS GAMETIME, WIZARDS EXTRA AND WIZARDS OVERTIME TO SURROUND EVERY MATCHUP, WITH MORE THAN 2.5 HOURS OF NEWS, ANALYSIS AND ENTERTAINMENT
POSTSEASON COVERAGE BEGINS WITH WIZARDS PLAYOFF PREVIEW FRIDAY AT 7 P.M.
EXPANDED PLAYOFF CONTENT TO BE FEATURED ACROSS DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
BETHESDA, Md. – April 12, 2018 – NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW) will provide comprehensive, multiplatform coverage of the Washington Wizards’ 2018 first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, beginning with Game 1 on Saturday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. NBC Sports Washington’s live-game coverage, along with pregame and postgame shows, will continue to be available on NBCSportsWashington.com and the NBC Sports app during the playoffs.
NBCSW will surround all seven potential first-round games with comprehensive pre-game and post-game studio shows each game night. The network’s playoff coverage starts this Friday with a special Wizards Playoff Preview at 7 p.m.
LIVE GAME COVERAGE
NBC Sports Washington’s live coverage of the series will begin with Game 1 on Saturday April 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. Play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz, analyst Kara Lawson and reporter Chris Miller will continue to lead NBCSW’s live game coverage in the postseason.
Gm. Day Date Time Game TV
1 Sat. April 14 5:30 p.m. Washington at Toronto NBCSW
2 Tue. April 17 7:00 p.m. Washington at Toronto NBCSW+
3 Fri. April 20 8:00 p.m. Toronto at Washington NBCSW
4 Sun. April 22 6:00 p.m. Toronto at Washington NBCSW
5 Wed. April 25* TBD Washington at Toronto NBCSW
6 Fri. April 27* TBD Toronto at Washington NBCSW
7 Sun. April 29* TBD Washington at Toronto TBD
NBC Sports Washington will surround all seven potential first-round games with 2.5 hours of live Wizards news, analysis, commentary and entertainment. Wizards HangTime will be presented one hour prior to tipoff leading into a half-hour-long pregame show Wizards GameTime. Immediately following the games, Wizards Overtime will extend postgame coverage for up to an hour following Wizards Extra.
The Wizards GameTime pregame show and Wizards Extra postgame show will be hosted by Julie Donaldson, and will feature analyst Tony Massenburg, as well as Wizards legend Phil Chenier and other contributors and special guests. Wizards HangTime and Wizards Overtime will be hosted by Travis Thomas, with guest analysts including Chris Miles and Christy Winters Scott.
NBC Sports Washington’s digital media properties will continue to feature extensive insider analysis, game previews and recaps, exclusive video highlights, features and interviews, on any device throughout the playoffs across NBCSportsWashington.com and via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snap at @NBCSportsWashington. Wizards Reporter Chris Miller and Wizards Correspondent Chase Hughes will contribute to the digital and social media coverage of the Wizards’ playoff run.
-NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON-