TORONTO – King James leads the Miami Heat in a quest for back-to-back championship titles in the 2013 NBA Finals airing live on TSN. The series tips off with Game 1: San Antonio @ Miami tomorrow (Thursday, June 6) at 8 p.m. ET on TSN, with the network producing a special 30-minute pre-game show before every match-up.
Live coverage of the NBA Finals is also available on TSN Mobile TV and on the following Bell Media sports radio stations: TSN Radio Toronto (AM 1050), TSN Radio Montreal (AM 690), TEAM Radio in Vancouver (AM 1410), and TEAM Radio in Ottawa (AM 1200).
Leading into Game 1 coverage of the NBA Finals, TSN airs a special 30-minute edition of Cabbie Presnets featuring host Cabral 'Cabbie' Richards in a rare one-on-one interview with high school basketball phenom Andrew Wiggins. The interview airs tomorrow (Thursday, June 6) at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Throughout the NBA Finals, TSN's Rod Black hosts the network's pre-game coverage alongside analysts Jack Armstrong and Leo Rautins, while SPORTSCENTRE's Jermain Franklin files reports from Miami and San Antonio.
TSN Digital platforms – including TSN.ca and the TSN app for iPhone and iPad – deliver highlights, analysis, and reports from the NBA Finals. Throughout the NBA Finals, fans can access in-depth player stats, a court tracker, Twitter Trender, and more through the TSN GameTracker. Fans can also follow Armstrong's popular basketball blog on TSN.ca.
The Miami Heat are making their third straight appearance in the NBA Finals, with four-time MVP James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh looking to bring the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy back to South Beach. The Heat are in tough against the San Antonio Spurs' big three, led by Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili. This is the Spurs' first NBA Finals appearance since 2007 when the team defeated James' Cleveland Cavaliers to win the championship.
TSN has been televising the NBA Finals since 2005.
TSN's broadcast schedule for the 2013 NBA FINALS is as follows:
Thursday, June 6 – Game #1: San Antonio @ Miami at 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, June 9 – Game #2: San Antonio @ Miami at 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday June 11 – Game #3: Miami @ San Antonio at 8 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 13 – Game #4: Miami @ San Antonio at 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, June 16 – Game #5: Miami @ San Antonio at 7:30 p.m. ET* (pre-game show at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2)
Tuesday, June 18 – Game #6: San Antonio @ Miami at 8 p.m. ET *
Thursday, June 20 – Game #7: San Antonio @ Miami at 8 p.m. ET *