PHOENIX SUNS

ESPN picks up Wednesday game between Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat

Mar 4, 2022, 12:05 PM | Updated: 1:32 pm

ESPN announced that it will no longer carry the Atlanta Hawks-Milwaukee Bucks game next Wednesday and instead broadcast the Phoenix Suns’ visit to the Miami Heat that tips off at 5:30 p.m. MST.

It adds to a busy schedule of national TV appearances for the Suns.

Starting Sunday for a matinee against the Utah Jazz, they will have appeared on ABC or ESPN in five of six games in a row.

Phoenix (50-12) fell 118-114 against the Jazz before recovering to blow out the Portland Trail Blazers 120-90 on Wednesday despite playing for the first time this year without the starting backcourt of Chris Paul (thumb) and Devin Booker (health and safety protocols).

Phoenix will be in the spotlight this next week without Paul, who is projected to miss most if not all of the remaining regular season. Booker’s status remains unclear after he was placed in health and safety protocols on Wednesday.

Looking ahead, the Suns host the New York Knicks at 8 p.m. Friday on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. It will be an ESPN-televised game before the team departs on a three-game road trip.

The Suns will then play the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday (1:30 p.m. ABC), visit the Orlando Magic on Tuesday (5 p.m., Bally Sports Arizona) and close with the game at Miami (5:30 p.m., ESPN).

Penguin Air

Phoenix Suns

A Summer league logo is shown on center court during a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the...
Kellan Olson

Suns enter Summer League with another experienced, older roster

For the second straight year, the Phoenix Suns are approaching NBA Summer League unlike any other team.
18 hours ago
Ish Wainright #12 and Frank Kaminsky #8 of the Phoenix Suns react during the second half of the NBA...
Arizona Sports

Suns announce Summer League roster headlined by Ish Wainright

The Phoenix Suns released their 18-man Summer League 2022 minicamp roster Sunday evening which includes wing Ish Wainright.
3 days ago
Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns cheers from the bench during the second half of Game Five of ...
Haboob Blog

Suns’ Mikal Bridges shows no chill, dunks on kid at his basketball camp

No one is safe from getting dunked on by Suns forward Mikal Bridges. Even kids attending his own basketball camp.
3 days ago
Josh Okogie #20 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game against the Houston Rockets at Target...
Jake Anderson

Josh Okogie agrees to 1-year deal with Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent wing Josh Okogie, the team announced Tuesday.
18 hours ago
Jock Landale #34 of the San Antonio Spurs drives against Willy Hernangomez #9 of the New Orleans Pe...
Jake Anderson

Report: Phoenix Suns trading for Atlanta Hawks center Jock Landale

The Phoenix Suns are trading for Atlanta Hawks center Jock Landale, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
4 days ago
Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round ...
Alex Weiner

The Athletic’s Hollinger: Suns trade for Kevin Durant likely needs 3rd team

NBA analyst John Hollinger devised five Kevin Durant trades, and the Phoenix Suns option became one of the more complex.
3 days ago
ESPN picks up Wednesday game between Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat