Exciting news if you do not have a television channel package of basic cable or better.
Game 4 against the Spurs on Sunday in Oakland will be broadcast on ABC. It’ll be just the second time since ABC reacquired broadcast rights to the NBA that the Warriors have appeared on network television. They last appeared on ABC on April 6, 2008, in a game against the Hornets (the Warriors lost).
If the NBA were a strip club, ABC is the main stage, reserved only for the top talent everyone wants to watch—Lakers, Heat, Thunder, Clippers, etc. Except instead of a creepy, douchey DJ on the microphone, you get Jeff Van Gundy. But not only are the Warriors appearing on the network, they’ll be filling the coveted 12:30 p.m. (Pacific) matinee slot.
Oh, and Sunday is also Mothers Day. Make your plans accordingly.
This isn’t a huge deal, but it’s still noteworthy (even more so if NBC still had the network rights, then we could have John Tesh leading into the Stephen Curry Show, but alas). It is perhaps reflective, though, of the rise the Warriors, and especially Curry, have made over the season and in the last few weeks.
In case you were wondering, here’s how the first four games of the series are looking schedule-wise:
Game 1: Monday, May 6, @San Antonio, 6:30 PT (TNT)
Game 2: Wednesday, May 8, @San Antonio, 6:30 PT (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, May 10, @Golden State, 7:30 PT (ESPN)
Game 4: Sunday, May 12, @Golden State, 12:30 PT (ABC)