HEAT Announce First Round Schedule
MIAMI – The HEAT announced today the schedule for its best-of-seven, First Round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. The complete First Round schedule is as follows:
|Game 1||Sunday, April 21||@ Miami||7:00 p.m.||Sun Sports / TNT|
|Game 2||Tuesday, April 23||@ Miami||7:30 p.m.||Sun Sports / NBATV|
|Game 3||Thursday, April 25||@ Milwaukee||7:00 p.m.||Sun Sports / TNT|
|Game 4||Sunday, April 28||@ Milwaukee||3:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Game 5*||Tuesday, April 30||@ Miami||TBD||Sun Sports / TBD|
|Game 6*||Thursday, May 2||@ Milwaukee||TBD||Sun Sports / TBD|
|Game 7*||Saturday, May 4||@ Miami||TBD||Sun Sports / TBD|
*Games will be played if necessary.
The 2013 White Hot HEAT Playoffs presented by Miccosukee Resort & Gaming open Sunday, April 21 at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Game 1 is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off. Game 2 will be played Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. The HEAT will then travel to Milwaukee for Games 3 and 4, where the contests will be played Thursday, April 25 and Sunday, April 28, respectively. Games 5, 6 and 7 will only be played if necessary.
All games not airing on ABC will be made available locally on Sun Sports in HD. Coverage for each game on Sun Sports will begin as always with a half hour edition of HEAT Live, delivered by Papa Johns, and hosted by HEAT Television Host and Courtside Reporter, Jason Jackson. HEAT originals Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino will call the action and will be joined by the HEAT reporters including Jackson and Kristen Hewitt. Each telecast will also feature extended post-game coverage live from site, including post-game press conferences, highlights, analysis and player interviews.
All Miami HEAT playoff games of the 2013 postseason will be aired 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 continue to join Jason Jackson in the Biscayne Bayside studios for all home post-game shows on Sun Sports.
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 online at HEAT.com, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX, or at the AmericanAirlines Arena Ticket Office. Doors to the AmericanAirlines Arena will open at least 90 minutes prior to the published game time.
The 2013 White Hot HEAT Playoffs are presented by Miccosukee Resort & Gaming.