Eastern Conference Finals Playoff Coverage to Continue via HEATV on HEAT.com and HEAT Live Post Game Shows

MIAMI - As they head into their Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Pacers/Knicks, the Miami HEAT and broadcast partner, Sun Sports will continue to build on the momentum they have established with their stand-alone programming before and after each game. As they have done in each of the last two seasons and again in the Second Round of this year's playoffs, the HEAT and Sun Sports will bring fans unparalleled coverage before and after each and every game both on-line and on television. 

The HEAT's Emmy-award winning broadcast production team will continue to bring fans HEATV on HEAT.com, a one hour pre-game show that now begins 90 minutes prior to the start of every Eastern Conference Finals contest. Then after the game, fans can once again turn to their local favorites to find the most comprehensive post-game coverage in a collective effort by Sun Sports and HEAT.com. HEAT Live post-game shows will air on both HEAT.com and Sun Sports immediately following the conclusion of each game. Coverage will continue to emanate from the Biscayne Bayside Studios with live hits from the site of all road games. Jason Jackson, Eric Reid, Tony Fiorentino and reporters Kristen Hewitt and Johanna Gomez will anchor the efforts.

The vast majority of the HEAT Live post-game shows will also enjoy additional airings that same evening and the following day at 8:30 a.m. and again at noon on Sun Sports. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings or FoxSportsFlorida.com for a complete schedule of broadcast times.

Already in this post-season alone, HEATV on HEAT.com has generated more than 150,000 page views during the five-game series victory over the Bulls. Over 1.75 million page views have been recorded in the three seasons of the HEATV on HEAT.com initiative.

All games televised during the Eastern Conference Finals are exclusive national telecasts on TNT. The complete schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals, as well as times for the pre-game programming, is listed below.

 

Game Date Where Pre-Game
HEATV on HEAT.com
Game Time
Game 1 Wednesday, May 22 @ Miami 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Game 2

Friday, May 24

@ Miami

7:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Game 3

Sunday, May 26

@ New York/Indiana

7:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Game 4

Tuesday, May 28

@ New York/Indiana

7:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Game 5*

Thursday, May 30

@ Miami

7:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Game 6*

Saturday, June 1

@ New York/Indiana

7:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Game 7*

Monday, June 3

@ Miami

7:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

*Games will be played if necessary.


The Miami HEAT's family of radio networks will continue to provide live coverage of every game throughout the 2013 White Hot Playoffs. All Miami HEAT playoff games will air in English on the team's flagship radio station, WAXY 790 AM The Ticket and throughout South Florida on the Miami HEAT Radio Network, which includes ESPN 760 and FM 106.3 in West Palm Beach and ESPN 770 and FM 96.1 in Naples/Ft. Myers. The games will also be simulcast on FM 104.3 The Ticket on dates where the Miami Marlins are not playing at the same time. Mike Inglis will handle play-by-play responsibilities with former HEAT point guard John Crotty joining as the color analyst. Crotty will also join the HEATV on HEAT.com and Sun Sports crews providing insight and analysis throughout the series.

In addition, "HEAT Weekly," a two-hour radio show hosted by HEAT Network Radio host, Tommy Tighe, will continue to air throughout the White Hot playoffs at its regularly scheduled time—Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.—with additional weekend airings on the member stations of the Miami HEAT radio network.

All HEAT playoff games can be heard en Español on Univision Radio's WRTO Mix 98.3 FM. José Pañeda will handle the play-by-play duties, with Joe Pujala serving as host/color commentator.

Expanded Playoff coverage can also be found online at HEAT.com and its playoff companion site WhiteHotHEAT.com, on the HEAT Facebook page (Facebook.com/MiamiHEAT) and via the HEAT Twitter feed (@MiamiHEAT). The HEAT will create exclusive programming and content that will only be found on its digital properties, including extended video coverage, exclusive blogs and promotional activities.

Limited tickets for Games 1 and 2 are still available. Fans can purchase tickets here, by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX, or at the AmericanAirlines Arena Ticket Office. Doors to the AmericanAirlines Arena will open two hours prior to the published game time.