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 quadruple-header on Saturday featuring three members of the legendary 2020 Hall of Fame class in Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan.

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 4 | 2020 Hall of Famers





Watch 2020 Basketball Hall of Famers Kobe, KG and Duncan in some of their iconic performances.

1 p.m. ET | 2016 Lakers vs. Jazz |ESPN/ESPN App


  • Kobe Bryant drops 60 points on the Jazz in his final NBA game.


3:30 p.m. ET | 2003 NBA Finals Game 6| ESPN/ESPN App


  • Duncan goes for 21/20/10/8 as the Spurs take down the Nets for the NBA title.


6 p.m. ET | 2008 NBA Finals Game 6 | ESPN/ESPN App


  • KG leads the Celtics past the Lakers to claim the NBA championship.


8:30 p.m. ET | 2010 NBA Finals Game 7| ESPN/ESPN App


  • Kobe and the Lakers grab back-to-back titles by outlasting KG and the Celtics.





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 4


  • 1 p.m. | 2016 Lakers vs. Jazz

  • 3:30 p.m. | 2003 NBA Finals Game 6 | Spurs vs. Nets

  • 6 p.m. | 2008 NBA Finals Game 6 | Celtics vs. Lakers

  • 8:30 p.m. | 2010 NBA Finals Game 7 | Lakers vs. Celtics


April 8


  • 7 p.m. | 2013 NBA Finals Game 6 | Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

  • 9:30 p.m. | 2013 NBA Finals Game 7 | Heat vs. Spurs


April 15


  • 7 p.m. | 2009 NBA Finals Game 5 | Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic

  • 9:30 p.m. | 2010 NBA Finals Game 7 | Lakers vs. Celtics


April 22


  • 7 p.m. | 2008 NBA Finals Game 4 | Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers

  • 9:30 p.m. | 2008 NBA Finals Game 6 | Celtics vs. Lakers


April 29


  • 7 p.m. | 2004 NBA Finals Game 5 | Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers

  • 9:30 p.m. | 2014 NBA Finals Game 5 | San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat



Image credits: Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports; 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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