Games 2-3 & 5-7 (if needed) to Air on NBC Sports Bay Area
Extensive Game-Day Coverage with One-Hour
“Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live”
Warriors-Spurs 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 With You,” “Warriors Raw” and NBCSportsBayArea.com to Provide the Region’s
Most Comprehensive Multiplatform Warriors-Spurs Coverage
Original Content Throughout Playoffs Via NBC Sports Bay Area’s
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 12, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) has announced its multiplatform coverage of 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors’ First Round series against the San Antonio Spurs. NBC Sports Bay Area will air Games 2 and 3. Coverage for Games 5-7, if necessary, will be announced at a later date. The network will provide live streaming of its Warriors-Spurs 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:
SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff – Before the Game 1 and Game 4 Warriors-Spurs national broadcasts, NBC Sports Bay Area will present a comprehensive game preview and opposing team analysis, the latest team developments and interviews with players and coaches on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central. The show will be 90 minutes before Game 1 and one-hour before Game 4. After the game, SportsNet 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 before and after each national broadcast.
GAME DAY DATE TIME (PT) GAME
2 Monday April 16 7:30 PM Warriors vs. Spurs
3 Thursday April 19 6:30 PM Warriors at Spurs
*5 Tuesday April 24 TBD Warriors vs. Spurs
*6 Thursday April 26 TBD Warriors at Spurs
*7 Saturday April 28 TBD Warriors vs. Spurs
Territory restrictions apply
Games 1 & 4 on ABC
Programming Note: San Francisco Giants game on April 19 will move to NBC Sports Bay Area Plus from NBC Sports Bay Area.
Calling all the action for Warriors-Spurs games on NBC Sports Bay Area will be the Emmy Award-winning team of Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett, with Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) 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 Kerith Burke. 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-Spurs games – along with game-day shows Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live – on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app. For more information about the network’s streaming service, click HERE.
The Happy Hour – The Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a 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 live weekdays at 5 p.m. The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Warriors and NBA news and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.
Warriors Outsiders – Warriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann), will provide viewers with a fresh take on each Warriors-Spurs 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 the network’s Warriors-Spurs telecasts. 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.
Warriors With You – Warriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) – a live multi-platform, half-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Kerith Burke and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will be presented throughout the playoffs on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live. Warriors With You will deliver a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Spurs series, the latest team developments and insider reports. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Burke and Poole during the shows on Facebook Live.
NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Spurs 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, Warriors Outsiders, Pregame Live and Postgame Live and Warriors Insider Podcast, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.
NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – Throughout the playoffs, NBC Sports Bay Area will deliver extensive original content across the network’s and on-air personalities’ various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Oracle Arena at every Warriors home game.
NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips. Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.
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