2012 NBA Finals live on TSN throughout June

TSN has basketball fans covered for the final round of the NBA Playoffs, as Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder battle LeBron James and the Miami Heat for the prestigious Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in the 2012 NBA Finals.

The series tips off tomorrow (Tuesday, June 12) at 8 p.m. ET on TSN, with the network producing a special 30-minute pre-game show before every match-up (see complete broadcast schedule below).

Games are also available live on TSN Mobile TV and on the following Bell Media sports radio stations: TSN Radio Toronto (AM 1050), TSN Radio Montreal(AM 990), Team 1410 in Vancouver and Team 1200 in Ottawa.

TSN’s Rod Black hosts the network’s pre-game NBA Finals coverage alongside analysts Jack Armstrong and Leo Rautins. Sportscentre’s Jermain Franklin is on site in Oklahoma City and Miami, filing daily reports throughout the series beginning tomorrow. TSN’s flagship sports news and information program also has highlights and reaction after every game.

TSN.ca offers highlights, analysis and reports from the NBA Finals, as well as Armstrong’s popular basketball blog and a live blog during games. Canada’s industry-leading sports website also features “Ask Jack and Leo” – an interactive fan Q&A component, with Armstrong and Rautins posting video answers to fan questions exclusively on TSN.ca.

This year’s NBA Finals is the fifth time since 1967 that the NBA’s leading scorer (Durant) and MVP (James) will compete for the league championship. The Miami Heat are making their second straight appearance in the Finals, with the superstar trio of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh trying to achieve their goal of bringing a championship title back to South Beach. However, the Heat will be in tough against the Oklahoma City Thunder featuring three-time scoring champion Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, who was voted the 2012 Sixth Man of the Year.

TSN has been televising the NBA Finals since 2005.

TSN’s broadcast schedule for the 2012 NBA Finals is as follows:
• Tuesday, June 12 – Game #1: Miami @ Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. ET
• Thursday, June 14 – Game #2: Miami @ Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. ET
• Sunday, June 17 – Game #3: Oklahoma City @ Miami at 7 p.m. ET
• Tuesday, June 19 – Game #4: Oklahoma City @ Miami at 8 p.m. ET
• Thursday, June 21 – Game #5: Oklahoma City @ Miami at 8 p.m. ET*
• Sunday, June 24 – Game #6: Miami @ Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. ET*
• Tuesday, June 26 – Game #7: Miami @ Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. ET*
*If necessary

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