ABS-CBN to air NBA Finals on free TV

Posted at 06/01/2011 12:22 AM | Updated as of 06/01/2011 7:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks will air on ABS-CBN’s Channel 2 starting on Wednesday.

Game 1, which takes place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, will be aired live on Channel 2 starting 9 a.m.

ABS-CBN’s TJ Manotoc and Boom Gonzales will be reporting live from Miami.

"Momentum is technically on the side of Dallas," said Manotoc. "But the hunger is of course is on the side of Miami as the Big 3 (Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Lebron James) have proclaimed they want to win a championship right away."

The airing schedule will be as follows:

  • · Game 1 - Wednesday (June 1) 9 a.m. on Channel 2
  • · Game 2 - Friday (June 3) 9 a.m. on Channel 2
  • · Game 3 - Monday (June 6) 8 a.m. on Channel 2
  • · Game 4 - Wednesday (June 8) 9 a.m. on Channel 2

There will be replays on the same day on Studio 23 at 7 p.m.

Schedules of Games 5 to 7, if necessary, will be released at a later date.

Abs-cbnNEWS.com will also provide game updates though live chat.

The games are also shown on cable channel Basketball TV (BTV).