After missing the first two games of the NBA Finals following a positive test for COVID-19, Mike Breen is reportedly returning to the broadcast booth to call Game 3 between the Warriors and Celtics on Wednesday.

The New York Post first reported Breen’s return.

Breen, ESPN’s lead NBA play-by-play voice, has been out of the booth with COVID-19 since Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Heat.

Mark Jones filled in as the play-by-play voice on ABC for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals and worked alongside color commentator and former Warriors coach Mark Jackson for both games. Jackson’s fellow color commentator, Jeff Van Gundy, missed Game 1 of the Finals after he was caught up in health and safety protocols, but Van Gundy was cleared to join the booth in Game 2.

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Breen has called NBA Finals games on ABC since 2006.

ESPN’s NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski was also sidelined due to a positive COVID-19 test at the beginning of the Finals, but Wojnarowski has been cleared to return to work.

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Source:: The Mercury News


NBA Finals: Top ESPN broadcaster returning from COVID to call Game 3, per report

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