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ESPN to Carry NBA Development League Postseason for First Time Starting April 7

Official Release | March 30, 2015

— ESPNU and ESPNEWS to Air Up to 19 Games Including the Finals —

ESPN will carry the NBA Development League postseason for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, airing the league’s playoffs and Finals games on ESPNU and ESPNEWS. The 2015 NBA D-League postseason will begin Tuesday, April 7, with first round action. The NBA D-League Finals are slated to start Thursday, April 23.  Here is ESPN’s full schedule below:

 

Date Time Network Game
Tue., Apr. 7 7 p.m. ET ESPNU First Round, Game 1
9:30 p.m. ET ESPNU First Round, Game 1
Wed., Apr. 8 7 p.m. ET ESPNU First Round, Game 1
9:30 p.m. ET ESPNU First Round, Game 1
Fri., Apr. 10 8 p.m. ET ESPNEWS First Round, Game 2
10:30 p.m. ET ESPNEWS First Round, Game 2
Sat., Apr. 11 5 p.m. ET ESPNEWS First Round, Game 2
7:30 p.m. ET ESPNEWS First Round, Game 2
Sun., Apr. 12 2 p.m. ET ESPNEWS First Round, Game 3 (If Necessary)
4:30 p.m. ET ESPNEWS First Round, Game 3 (If Necessary)
Tue., Apr. 14 7 p.m. ET ESPNU First Round, Game 3(If Necessary)
9:30 p.m. ET ESPNU First Round, Game 3(If Necessary)
Sun., Apr. 19 6 p.m. ET ESPNU Semifinal – Game 2
8:30 p.m. ET ESPNU Semifinal – Game 2
Tue., Apr. 21 7 p.m. ET ESPNU Semifinal – Game 3(If Necessary)
9:30 p.m. ET ESPNU Semifinal – Game 3(If Necessary)
Thurs., Apr. 23 8 p.m. ET ESPNEWS Finals – Game 1
Sun., Apr. 26 7 p.m. ET ESPNU Finals – Game 2
Mon., Apr. 27 9 p.m. ET ESPNU Finals – Game 3(If Necessary)

 

*Times are subject to change
**All ESPNU and ESPNEWS telecast will also be available on WatchESPN 

The 18-team NBA D-League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league, whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. Currently, more than one third of NBA players have spent time in the NBA D-League, including the more than 40 NBA D-League players who have earned more than 50 GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA.  Additionally, 55 NBA players have spent time in the NBA D-League on assignment this season and more than 40 percent of the last five NBA Draft classes have honed their skills in the D-League, including 15 2014 first-round selections.

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