Sun Sports announces 2014 Miami Heat NBA playoff broadcast schedule

MIAMI, Fla. — Sun Sports, the exclusive regional television home of the Miami HEAT, announced the network will air all of the first-round playoff games between the Miami HEAT and the Charlotte Bobcats, excluding those specific to ABC. Beginning with game two on Wednesday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m. ET, all home and road broadcasts will start with the HEAT LIVE! pre-game show. This year, first-round home games will feature an expanded one hour pregame show, while road games will originate from site a half hour before tip-off.

Each telecast will also feature post-game coverage live from site. Eric Reid will handle play-by-play duties and Tony Fiorentino will provide color commentary and analysis. Jason Jackson will reprise his role as in-game host and courtside reporter, in addition to John Crotty and Will Manso providing analysis.

Beyond the first round, Sun Sports announced an extended HEAT Live post-game show will air on the network upon conclusion of every game throughout the 2014 NBA Playoffs, not including ABC exclusives. All season long, Sun Sports has been HEAT fans’ go-to network for nonstop Miami HEAT action, and fans are encouraged to switch over to Sun Sports immediately following every playoff game for live interviews and analysis.

The first-round schedule:

Game Date Live Coverage Begins Matchup TV
1 Sun, Apr 20 3:30 p.m. Bobcats at HEAT ABC
2 Wed, Apr 23 6 p.m. Bobcats at HEAT Sun Sports
3 Sat, Apr 26 6:30 p.m. HEAT at Bobcats Sun Sports
4 Mon, Apr 28 6:30 p.m. HEAT at Bobcats Sun Sports
5* Wed, Apr 30 TBD Bobcats at HEAT Sun Sports
6* Fri, May 2 TBD HEAT at Bobcats Sun Sports
7* Sun, May 4 TBD Bobcats at HEAT TBD

NOTE: * – if necessary

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