The NBA has announced the Schedule for the Nuggets/Mavericks series.
As we knew game one will be played Sunday at 1:30 PM Mountain time and will be aired on ABC.
Game two will be Tuesday, May 5 and it will be the 8:30 PM Mountain time game on TNT.
Game three will not be played until Saturday, May 9 in order to give the teams plenty of time to get from Denver to Dallas by covered wagon in case they cannot get a flight. That game will air at 3:00 PM Mountain time and will be broadcast on ESPN.
Game four is slated for Monday, May 11 and will be on TNT at 7:30 Mountain time.
Games five, six and seven do not have start times yet, but will be on every other day with game five on Wednesday, May 13 (TNT), game six Friday, May 15 (ESPN) and game seven on Sunday, May 17 with the network to be determined.
Tickets will go on sale Friday at 6:00 PM Mountain time on line at Ticketmaster, via phone at 800-4NBATIX and at the Nuggets Pepsi Center box office. There will be a lottery at 5:15 PM Mountain time to determine the position in line. Anyone arriving after the lottery will be placed in a secondary line.
I think the wait between games two and three is bogus and I am not a big fan of the lottery process. If someone wants to camp out in line for 70 hours more power to them. Of course, I understand there are liability issues involved and we need a way to complicate thing for ticket brokers, but there is something exciting about seeing people huddling in the cold all night long to get that primo seat for a big sporting event.