Iconic NBA games on ESPN: How to watch the classic matchups


ESPN is airing classic NBA Finals games throughout the month of April, including a doubleheader on Wednesday featuring the Miami Heat’s incredible comeback in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals and their clinching win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7.

Each week — with the 2019-20 NBA season shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic — ESPN will televise iconic doubleheaders on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET, with games streaming via the ESPN App

The televised slate features memorable performances from LeBron and Dwyane Wade’s Miami Heat, The Big Three Boston Celtics and the 2004 Detroit Pistons.

Get caught up on all of these matchups here.

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April 8 | 2013 NBA Finals | Games 6 and 7

Game 6 | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App

Bang! Ray Allen’s clutch 3-pointer sends Heat vs. Spurs to overtime — and to a Game 7.

Game 7 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App

LeBron, Wade and the Heat overcome the Spurs to win their second straight title.

April 15 | 2009 and 2010 NBA Finals | Kobe’s Lakers go back-to back

2009 Game 5 | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App

Kobe wins his fourth NBA championship as the Lakers defeat the Magic.

2010 Game 7 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App

Kobe evens the score with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen by leading the Lakers to a Game 7 victory.

April 22 | 2008 NBA Finals | Games 4 and 6

Game 4 | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App

Celtic Pride is on display as Boston pulls off a tremendous comeback victory.

Game 6 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App

The Celtics restore Boston’s championship lineage by defeating the rival Lakers.

April 29 | 2004 and 2014 NBA Finals | Crucial Game 5s

2004 Game 5 | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App

The Detroit Pistons complete an impressive win over the Lakers in Shaq’s final game with the purple and gold.

2014 Game 5 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN App

The Spurs rout the Heat in LeBron’s final game with Miami.

Full schedule

All times EST and all games airing on ESPN and the ESPN App.

April 8

April 15

April 22

April 29

Image credits: Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/Getty Images; Bruce Yeung/NBAE/Getty Images; Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images; Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images; Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images

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