ESPN, ESPN2 to Televise Warriors' Chase for Record, Kobe's Farewell

ESPN will be the home to one of the most significant nights in NBA regular season history this Wednesday, April 13. The Golden State Warriors will attempt to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' all-time wins record by going 73-9 this season as they host the Memphis Grizzles at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN. Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Doris Burke will provide commentary. (ESPN's Golden State-Memphis telecast on April 13 will be subject to local blackout in the Golden State Warriors' television territory).

Simultaneously, ESPN2 will televise NBA icon Kobe Bryant's final game as the Los Angeles Lakers host the Utah Jazz (10:30 p.m.) Mike Tirico, Basketball Hall of Famer and analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Lisa Salters will call the action. The game will also be available on WatchESPN.

Prior to the Golden State game, ESPN will televise the Miami Heat at Boston Celtics matchup at 8 p.m. Mark Jones will provide play-by-play with analyst Jon Barry. This game could be a first round playoff preview.

The monumental night will tip off with a one-hour edition of NBA Countdown, hosted by Sage Steele with analysts Doug Collins and Jalen Rose. In addition, Doris Burke and Chauncey Billups will contribute to NBA COUNTDOWN from Oakland, Calif. at the Warriors game. The telecast will include a feature called "Snap Shot," a look at Kobe Bryant's storied career through the eyes and camera lens of long-time Lakers team photographer Andy Bernstein.

Also on Wednesday, April 13, ESPN will provide comprehensive Kobe Bryant coverage throughout the day, leading into his farewell game.

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