HEAT Announces First Round Schedule
All Games Not Broadcast on ABC Will Be Available on Sun Sports in HD
All First Round Playoff Games Can Be Heard on the HEAT English and Spanish Flagship Radio Stations
MIAMI, April 14th The HEAT has announced the schedule for its best-of-seven, First Round series against the Philadelphia 76ers. A complete First Round schedule is as follows:
|Game 1||Sat., April 16||@ Miami||3:30 PM||ABC|
|Game 2||Mon., April 18||@ Miami||7:00 PM||Sun Sports/TNT|
|Game 3||Thu., April 21||@ Philadelphia||8:00 PM||Sun Sports/TNT|
|Game 4||Sun., April 24||@ Philadelphia||1:00 PM||ABC|
|Game 5*||Wed., April 27||@ Miami||TBD||TBD|
|Game 6*||Fri., April 29||@ Philadelphia||TBD||TBD|
|Game 7*||Sun., May 1||@ Miami||TBD||TBD|
|*Games will be played if necessary.|
The 2011 White Hot HEAT Playoffs open this Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Game 1 is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. tip off. Game 2 will be played Monday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. The HEAT will then travel to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4, where the contests will be played Thursday, April 21st and Sunday, April 24th, respectively. Games 5, 6 and 7 will only be played if necessary.
All games not aired on ABC will be made available locally on Sun Sports in HD. HEAT originals Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino will call the action, while Jason Jackson will report from courtside. Home and road telecasts will begin with a special half hour edition of HEAT Live, the pre-game show hosted by Jason Jackson. Each telecast will also feature extended post-game coverage live from site.
In addition, WAXY 790 The Ticket will carry all HEAT playoff games and will have expanded HEAT playoff coverage featuring HEAT play-by-play announcer Mike Inglis, and color commentator John Crotty. 790 The Ticket will also present a three-hour radio special called "White Hot HEAT Playoff Preview!" on Friday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. hosted by Jason Jackson, a frequent 790 guest host. Jackson will interview HEAT guests, provide a look ahead at the HEAT playoffs, and will take listeners calls about the HEAT during the program. 790 The Ticket will also broadcast live from many White Hot HEAT Playoff activities, further highlighting their position as home of the HEAT.
All HEAT playoff games can be heard en Español on Univision Radios WQBA-1140 AM. 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 (Twitter.com/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.
Tickets for Games 1 and 2 are still available. Fans can purchase tickets online by clicking here, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX, or at the AmericanAirlines Arena Ticket Office. Doors to the AmericanAirlines Arena will open 90 minutes prior to the published game time.
The 2011 White Hot HEAT Playoffs are presented by Miccosukee Resort & Gaming.