Well Central Florida NBA fans are all excited to see the Magic back in the playoffs taking on Toronto. So, where can the games be seen and heard?
Well, FOX Sports Florida is the television home of the Orlando Magic for Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs. Games may also be streamed live on the FOX Sports app or heard on 96.9 FM The Game, AM 740 and 98.1 Salsa y Mas plus on the Orlando Magic Radio Network. Plus here in the Bay Area on Sports Talk Florida WHBO 1040 AM your home for all the Magic playoff games.
Meanwhile, nationally the NBA Playoffs are ready to kickoff this weekend on ABC/ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. Every game will have national coverage and ESPN Radio will feature the top games throughout the playoffs all the way to the Championship Series.
ESPN coverage begins Saturday, starting at 2:30 p.m. ET when the Philadelphia 76ers host the Brooklyn Nets. Dave Pasch will be courtside at Wells Fargo Center with analyst Doris Burke and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth.
Meanwhile, at 5 p.m. it is the Orlando Magic heading north to face the Toronto Raptors with Ryan Ruocco, Chauncey Billups, Jorge Sedano and Steve Javie handling the broadcast duties.
The triple header ends in the San Francisco Bay Area in Oakland with the Golden State Warriors start their 3-peat quest at 8:15 p.m. on ABC with the reigning NBA Champions hosting their rivals from Southern California the LA Clippers.
Over at TNT they will kicking coverage off come Sunday starting at 1 p.m. ET. They begin their playoff broadcasts with the Indiana Pacers visiting the Boston Celtics. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, and Rebecca Haarlow will be courtside.
We pop back to ABC where Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder visit Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series at 3:30 pm Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, and reporter Lisa Salters handling the duties.
Then at 7 p.m. we head back to TNT as they feature the top seed in the East the Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Detroit Pistons. Spero Dedes, Greg Anthony, and Jaime Maggio have the call on that game.
The weekends coverage of round one of the NBA Playoffs ends down in Houston where the Rockets will face the Utah Jazz with tipoff set for 9:30 p.m. ET. Brian Anderson, Kevin McHale, and Allie LaForce have the call.
Here is the complete schedule for this week’s playoff coverage.
Monday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET Brooklyn Nets at. Philadelphia 76ers, Game 2. Followed at 10:30 p.m. ET Game 2 of the Clippers- Warriors series in Oakland.
Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m.ET Orlando Magic at the Toronto Raptors, Game 2 followed at 10:30 p.m. by Oklahoma City Thunder at the Portland Trailblazers, Game 2.
Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. ET Indiana Pacers at the Boston Celtics, Game 2. Followed at 9:30 p.m. Utah Jazz at the Houston Rockets, Game 2.
Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers at the Brooklyn Nets, Game 3. Next up at 10:30 p.m. it is off to Los Angeles for the Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers, Game 3.
Friday things shift back to ESPN/ABC with Toronto heading south to face the Magic in Orlando at 7 p.m. Next it is Boston at Indiana on ESPN/ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET in Game 3 of that series and the nightcap on ESPN/ABC will be Portland at Oklahoma City starting at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Saturday, April 20 we are back on TNT at 3 p.m. with the Philadelphia 76ers at the Brooklyn Nets, Game 4. Then at 5:30 p.m. ET the Denver Nuggets head to San Antonio to face the Spurs, in Game 4 of that series.
Then it is time for a channel change over to ESPN/ABC for an 8 pm. ET tip as Milwaukee is in the Motor City to play Game 3 of that series against Detroit.
The late night contest is Game 3 of the Rockets taking on the Jazz in Utah.
Come Sunday it will be Boston in Indianapolis to face Indiana on ABC with a tip time of 1 p.m. ABC will have Game 4 of the Warriors – Clippers series in Los Angeles.
The last two games are over on TNT to round out the first week’s coverage as things get started at 6:30 p.m. with Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic, Game 4. Then closing the evening, we head West to watch Game 4 of the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Have plenty of batteries for the remote and lots of your favorite snacks and beverages because it going to be a long post season.