Two of the NBA's most dominant clubs of the past 15 years will meet in a rematch of last season's championship when the Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA FINALS airing live on TSN. LeBron James leads the Miami Heat in a quest for three consecutive championship titles, while Tim Duncan looks to add his fifth ring with the San Antonio Spurs when the series tips off with Game 1: Miami @ San Antonio on Thursday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN (see complete broadcast schedule below).
TSN also delivers exclusive live and on demand online coverage of the NBA FINALS, available to TSN subscribers via TSN GO.
Live coverage of the NBA FINALS is also available on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montreal, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, and TEAM Radio in Vancouver.
Throughout the NBA FINALS, SPORTSCENTRE, Canada's most-watched sports news program, will feature insights and analysis from commentators Jack Armstrong and Leo Rautins, while Jermain Franklin delivers reports from Miami and San Antonio. Leading into every NBA FINALS matchup on TSN is a new NBA-themed SPORTSCENTRE feature, running down a selection of the best highlights, soundbites, and lowlights from around the league (see below for breakdown of each show).
Throughout the NBA FINALS fans can access in-depth player stats, a court tracker, and Twitter Trender on TSN.ca, as well as Armstrong's popular basketball blog.
The Miami Heat are making their fourth 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 for a three-peat. Led by Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, the Spurs are looking for their fifth championship since 1999.
TSN has been televising the NBA FINALS since 2005.
TSN's broadcast schedule for the 2014 NBA FINALS is as follows:
Thursday, June 5
• NBA on TSN: SC Top 50 NBA Plays of 2013-14 at 8:30 p.m. ET
• Game #1: Miami @ San Antonio at 9 p.m. ET
Sunday, June 8
• NBA on TSN: SC NBA's Best Soundbites at 7:30 p.m. ET
• Game #2: Miami @ San Antonio at 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday June 10
• NBA on TSN: SC Top 10 NBA Dunkers at 8:30 p.m. ET
• Game #3: San Antonio @ Miami at 9 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 12
• NBA on TSN: SC Top 10 NBA Playoff Buzzer Beaters at 8:30 p.m. ET
• Game #4: San Antonio @ Miami at 9 p.m. ET
Sunday, June 15
• NBA on TSN: SC Top 10 NBA Characters at 7:30 p.m. ET*
• Game #5: Miami @ San Antonio at 8 p.m. ET*
Tuesday, June 17
• NBA on TSN: SC Top 10 NBA Players of Today at 8:30 p.m. ET *
• Game #6: San Antonio @ Miami at 9 p.m. ET *
Friday, June 20
• NBA on TSN: SC Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time at 8:30 p.m. ET *
• Game #7: Miami @ San Antonio at 9 p.m. ET *