NBA TV is launching a new program to its programming lineup.
The company announced this week that it will launch what it is calling Fast Break Mondays presented by Verizon beginning Monday, Jan. 22. The new program is being marketed as a more in-depth broadcast, offering more for fans including quick-time polling, instant analysis and increased fan engagement.
New fan interactions and content are only a portion of what audience have to anticipate with NBA TV’s new program. It will also feature plenty of live basketball action. The program’s debut episode will feature a double header schedule that starts at 8 p.m. with a cross-conference matchup between the Miami Heat and Houston Rockets. The L.A. Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves follow at 10:30 p.m. in a key Western Conference matchup.
Both games are certain to be interesting. The Rockets (31 – 12), who will host the Heat (26 – 18) in the first game of the night, have proven to be just as good at home this season as on the road, going 16 – 6 at home and 15 – 6 on the road. The team is 6 – 4 in its last 10 games and won its most recent game. Miami meanwhile sit fourth in the East versus the Rockets being second in the West. The Heat has also proven to be just as good on the road as at home, going 14 – 9 on the road and 12 – 9 at home. The team has gone 8 – 2 in its last ten games, its most recent game resulting in a win, too.
The night’s second game is so important because of L.A.’s fight to stay in the playoff picture. The Clippers (23 – 21) currently sit eighth in the conference, the last team in the West’s playoff race. The team sits just above Denver (23- 22) in the race for that last spot. Minnesota meanwhile sits fourth in the West at 29 – 18. The T’Wolves are 23 – 7 in conference play versus the Clippers’ 17 – 13 conference record. Both teams will have plenty to play for as they tip off Monday night, considering the numbers, making the game all the more critical and worth the watch.
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