After their nationally-televised thrashing of the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night, the Portland Trail Blazers have been picked up for two more ESPN appearances. Portland’s February 27th tilt with the Boston Celtics and their March 1st game against the Toronto Raptors will both be shown on the four-letter-network. The games will also be televised in their original slots on NBC Sports Northwest in the local market. Tip-off for both games has been pushed back to 5:00 PM, Pacific to accommodate the national schedule.
The official Trail Blazers press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. (February 14, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers games at Boston on February 27 and at Toronto on March 1 have been added to the national television schedule on ESPN, it was announced today by the NBA.
Both games were originally scheduled to tip-off at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time but have been moved back to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time to accommodate the national broadcast.
The two games will remain televised on NBC Sports Northwest as scheduled.