FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
NBC SPORTS BOSTON TO TELEVISE FIRST ROUND CELTICS NBA PLAYOFF GAMES STARTING THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH
Mike Gorman, Tommy Heinsohn and Brian Scalabrine to Call First Round of the Playoffs
First Round Celtics Playoff Games & One Hour Pregame & Postgame shows on NBC Sports Boston to be on TV and Streamed Live on the MyTeams App
NBC Sports Boston to Air Celtics Playoff Preview Special Tonight, Thursday, April 11th at 8PM followed by the “Passing the Torch” Special at 8:30PM
BURLINGTON, MA, April 11, 2019 — The Boston Celtics will take on the Indiana Pacers in the First Round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs which tip-off this weekend and NBC Sports Boston — the home of the Boston Celtics — will bring fans the live call of several First Round games, plus one-hour Pregame and Postgame shows surrounding every matchup both on TV and online. To tip-off the Playoff excitement, NBC Sports Boston will bring viewers the Celtics Playoff Preview, a 30-minute special, scheduled to air tonight, Thursday, April 11th at 8PM.
The Celtics Playoff Preview presented by Corona Extra, will originate from the NBC Sports Boston studios in Burlington, MA, and will provide an in-depth look at the upcoming series from all NBC Sports Boston Celtics talent. The special will include commentary and contributions from several guests and players and will feature an exclusive interview with Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge. Immediately following the Celtics Playoff Preview, NBC Sports Boston will debut a special program — Passing The Torch — which features 1-on-1 interviews and conversations between a member of the 2018-19 Celtics team alongside a Celtics legend that preceded them. The special features three conversations between Kyrie Irving and Bob Cousy; Jaylen Brown and Satch Sanders; and Marcus Smart and Danny Ainge.
NBC Sports Boston’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 NBCSportsBoston.com Celtics Insiders A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) and Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) bringing fans the best coverage throughout the series.
NBC Sports Boston’s game coverage, as well as the one-hour pregame and postgame shows, will be streamed live on the MyTeams app for tablets and mobile devices. The ‘TV Everywhere’ service allows authenticated NBC Sports Boston subscribers to watch from anywhere in the U.S. via participating distributors. Celtics fans should download the MyTeams app prior to the series to be sure they don’t miss a minute of the action.
Boston Celtics Playoffs on NBC Sports Boston is presented by Arbella and New England Ford Dealers.
Following is the Celtics First Round Playoff schedule on NBC Sports Boston:
CELTICS FIRST ROUND PLAYOFFS ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON
(All Times listed are Eastern & denote the NBCSB Pregame Coverage Start Time):
Game 1- Sunday, April 14th Indiana at Boston: @ Noon on NBCSB (Pregame/Live Game/Postgame)
Game 2- Wednesday, April 17th Indiana at Boston: @6PM on NBCSB (Pregame/Live Game/Postgame)
Game 3- Friday, April 19th Boston at Indiana: @7:30PM on NBCSB (Pregame/Live Game/Postgame)
Game 4- Sunday, April 21st Boston at Indiana: @Noon on NBCSB (Pregame/Postgame)
Game 5 * Wednesday, April 24th Indiana at Boston (TBD)
Game 6 * Friday, April 26th Boston at Indiana (TBD)
Game 7 * Sunday, April 28th Indiana at Boston, (TBD)
* Additional schedule for Games 5,6 & 7 to be released if necessary
NBC Sports Boston will be the go-to television source before and after each game with one-hour live pre and postgame coverage of every game in the series. Celtics Pregame Live, presented by TD Bank; Celtics Halftime Live, presented by Ace Ticket; and Celtics Postgame Live, presented by New England Ford Dealers; will provide in-studio analysis surrounding each game. Additionally, daily network programming, including Arbella Early Edition (6-8PM weeknights) and Boston Sports Tonight, presented by Town Fair Tire (9PM-11PM weeknights), will offer game previews and recaps, real-time updates, and in-depth analysis. Celtics Post Up — NBC Sports Boston’s interactive discussion, commentary and debate Celtics program — will continue to air weekly throughout the NBA Playoffs.
NBCSportsBoston.com will provide 24/7 coverage of Celtics Playoff action including daily game-day and off-day coverage from the entire NBC Sports Boston crew. Fans can get all the up-to-the-minute stats, scores, analysis and on-demand clips throughout the series on the MyTeams app, online, and via all social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat: @NBCSBoston and @NBCSCeltics.
About NBC SPORTS BOSTON
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