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Friday NBA Basketball is a weekly presentation of NBA games on SportsChannel. The program starts on the 1st Friday of the NBA season & typically runs uninterrupted throughout the entire season. In 2006, Friday NBA Basketball was preempted from March 10th-March 31st, due to SC deciding against counter programming the NCAA Tournament. Nearly all Friday NBA Basketball telecasts consist of a doubleheader, with 1 game typically from the east coast @ 8:00 PM & the west coast @ 10:30 PM

The NBA Pre-Tip Show, the Toyota Halftime Show & the Target Postgame Show are the studio shows that occur before, during & after the Friday NBA Basketball Games

Notable gamesEdit

  • December 5th, 2002: The Los Angeles Lakers come back from a 30-point deficit (including a 28-point 4th quarter deficit) to defeat the then 17-1 Dallas Mavericks
  • January 17th, 2003: The 1st meeting between then-Los Angeles Laker Shaquille O'Neal & then-Houston Rockets rookie Yao Ming. The game was the 2nd highest rated NBA game on cable ever @ the time
  • January 31st, 2003: NBA legend Michael Jordan plays his final game in Chicago, Illinois as the Washington Wizards play the Chicago Bulls. The game airs on SC-2, though SC pre-empted programming to air the starting lineups
  • November 19th, 2004: The Pacers–Pistons brawl

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