NBA on Sunday

While we await Super Bowl XLVII, the NBA moves into its Sunday afternoon TV slots.
The first weekend on ABC brings two top matchups. The Heat head to Boston at 1 p.m., and the Thunder close their six-game road trip at the Lakers at 3:30 p.m.
TNT starts the weekend Thursday with the Celtics meeting the Knicks at 8 p.m. In the nightcap, the Clippers take on Phoenix.
On ESPN, the Spurs meet the Mavericks Friday at 8 p.m. The Hawks take on the Knicks Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
The Wizards play the Timberwolves on Comcast-plus Friday at 7 p.m., and the Bulls come calling Saturday at 7 p.m.
In college basketball, Virginia travels to Virginia Tech Thursday at 8 p.m. on the ACC network. Other areas will see Clemson-Florida State. Saturday at 3 p.m., Wake Forest takes on Georgia Tech and the Hokies meet Clemson Sunday at 1 p.m.
CBS brings ACC basketball Saturday at 1 p.m., with Maryland facing Duke. Sunday at 1 p.m., Michigan State battles Indiana.
Virginia takes on Boston College Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast, and James Madison hosts Old Dominion at 4 p.m.
ESPN has Purdue-Michigan Thursday at 7 p.m. Thursday. Saturday, Georgetown hosts Louisville at noon. Oklahoma meets Kansas at 4 p.m., and the GameDay crew catches North Carolina and North Carolina State at 7 p.m.
There’s three games on ESPN2 Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. with Tennessee-Mississippi. Arizona takes on UCLA at 9 p.m. before it’s BYU-Gonzaga. Saturday features five more contests, with Ohio State-Penn State at noon. It’s Alabama against Tennessee at 2 p.m. followed by Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State. Butler meets Temple at 6 p.m. before the nightcap matching Florida and Mississippi State.
MASN has five Big East games over the weekend, with three on Saturday. Notre Dame heads to South Florida at noon, then it’s Providence-Marquette and DePaul goes against Pittsburgh. Sunday, Seton Hall and St. John’s battle at noon, followed by Rutgers facing Connecticut.
Liberty hosts Charleston Southern Saturday at 8 p.m.
Dartmouth heads to Harvard Saturday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by New Mexico-San Diego State.
The James Madison women play Hofstra Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on Comcast. MASN has Big East women’s basketball matching Marquette and South Florida Saturday at 6 p.m. There’s two games on ESPN2 Sunday, with North Carolina facing Miami at 2 p.m. before Purdue plays Michigan State.
The PGA tour gets coverage this weekend, with the Farmers Open on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The best players not going to the Super Bowl – or their injury replacements – meet in the Pro Bowl Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC. NFL network has the Senior Bowl Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Capitals head to Montreal Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then visit New Jersey Friday at 7 p.m. Buffalo heads to Washington Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Wild meet the Blues Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network, which offers Yale-Cornell in college hockey Friday at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN’s X Games light up the mountains in Aspen this weekend. ESPN has action Thursday at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. They return to the action Friday at 3 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and Saturday ESPN coverage is at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. The action closes Sunday at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The Australian Open closes its run on ESPN2, with the second men’s semifinal Friday at 3 a.m. live from down under. The women’s final is Saturday at 3 a.m., and the men crown their champion Sunday at 3 a.m.

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