Games 2, 3 and 4 to air on NBC Sports Bay Area
Extensive Game-Day Coverage with One-Hour
“Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live”
Warriors-Trail Blazers Games, “Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live” Streamed
on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App for NBC Sports Bay Area Subscribers
“SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central,” “The Happy Hour,” “Warriors Outsiders”
“Warriors Raw” and NBCSportsBayArea.com to Provide the Region’s Most Comprehensive
Multiplatform Warriors-Trail Blazers Coverage
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 14, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) has announced its multiplatform coverage of the top-seeded Golden State Warriors’ First Round series against the eighth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers. NBC Sports Bay Area will air Games 2, 3 and 4. Coverage for Games 5-7, if necessary, will be announced at a later date. The network will provide live streaming of its Warriors-Trail Blazers games – along with game-day shows Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live – on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.
First Round schedule of games and additional coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com:
Game 1 – Sunday, April 16 at 11:30 AM – One hour before the Game 1: Warriors-Trail Blazers national broadcast, NBC Sports Bay Area will present the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, a comprehensive game preview and opposing team analysis on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central. After the game on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus, Sports Net Central: Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game. SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central will air one-hour before and after each national broadcast.
GAME DAY DATE TIME (PDT) GAME
2 Wednesday April 19 7:30 PM Warriors vs. Trail Blazers
3 Saturday April 22 7:30 PM Warriors at Trail Blazers
4 Monday April 24 7:30 PM Warriors at Trail Blazers
*5 Wednesday April 26 TBD Warriors vs. Trail Blazers
*6 Friday April 28 TBD Warriors at Trail Blazers
*7 Sunday April 30 TBD Warriors vs. Trail Blazers
Game 1 on ABC
Programming Note: San Francisco Giants games on April 19, 22 and 24 will move to NBC Sports Bay Area Plus from NBC Sports Bay Area.
Calling all the action for Warriors-Trail Blazers games on NBC Sports Bay Area will be the Emmy Award-winning team of Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett, with Ros Gold-Onwude (@Rosgo21) handling sideline reporter duties.
Warriors Pregame Live, Warriors Postgame Live – One-hour prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, and game previews on Warriors Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Warriors Postgame Live will give viewers an hour-long game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews, and a preview of the next game. Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live are anchored by three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa with expert analysis from former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean and former Warriors forward Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7). Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS), Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Barnett and Ros Gold-Onwude. The shows will originate from Oracle Arena during home games televised on NBC Sports Bay Area.
Warriors coverage streamed live via NBCSportsBayArea.com, NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of its Warriors-Trail Blazers games – along with game-day shows Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live – on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app. The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers. The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports Bay Area. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For more information about the network’s streaming service, click HERE.
The Happy Hour – The Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a new, live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS), along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS)– regularly airs weekdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM PT. The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, hot takes with heavy debate, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.
Warriors Outsiders – Warriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by former Stanford basketball guard and current Santa Cruz Warriors analyst Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Warriors super fan Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann), will provide viewers with a fresh take following each Warriors-Trail Blazers game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics – as seen through the lens of the social media universe from a fan’s perspective. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.
Warriors Raw – NBC Sports Bay Area presents Warriors Raw, a same-day, condensed version of that day's game. Warriors Raw offers viewers highlights of key plays from alternative camera angles, authentic in-game sound and pre- and postgame interviews in an entertaining half-hour format. Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times.
NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Trail Blazers coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Senior Insider Ray Ratto, and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos. NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from The Happy Hour, SportsNet Central, Warriors Outsiders, Pregame Live and Postgame Live, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.
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