TSN delivering new NBA season

And the net's planning plenty of Canadianized features.

TSN’s NBA coverage will include 21 Raptors games, tipping off on Nov. 6 at 8 pm ET with The President’s Choice Raptors Basketball: Toronto @ Milwaukee. Also, TSN will air a minimum of 17 playoff games, provide exclusive Canadian coverage of the NBA Finals and carry NBA All-Star Saturday Night, featuring the popular Slam Dunk Contest.

Rod Black and Brian Heaney will host the network’s NBA studio show onsite at the ACC for Raptors home games, and from the TSN Studio during away games. Chuck Swirsky will again provide play-by-play, with Leo Rautins as game analyst.

Last season, TSN delivered a national per-game average audience of 154,000 viewers – a 29% increase over 2005/06, and the third most watched NBA season ever on TSN. All NBA games this season will be available in HD.