Former Nevada basketball player Caleb Martin is helping the Miami Heat on their stellar run through the NBA playoffs.
Miami won the first three games, but Boston has won the past two to force Game 6 on Saturday night in Miami (TV: TNT, 5:30 p.m). If Boston wins Saturday night to force Game 7, it would be aired at 5:30 p.m. Monday on TNT.
In Thursday night’s 110-97 win for the Celtics, Martin had 14 points and five rebounds. In the first three games against Boston, Martin averaged 19.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals. He’s also converted 63.2 percent of his shots during the series.
He has played in 17 NBA playoff games this year, averaging 4.5 points and 22 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game.
Martin played at Nevada with his twin brother, Cody, from 2016 to 2019. He signed with the Charlotte Hornets in 2019, then signed with Miami in 2021, then re-signed with the Heat in 2022 on a 3-year, $20 million contract.
Miami Heat guard Caleb Martin’s career for Nevada Wolf Pack
At Nevada he averaged 19.5 points per game in his debut season (2017-28), and was named Mountain West Conference Player of the Year from the league’s coaches and Newcomer of the Year from both coaches and league media. He shared Player of the Year honors with Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison.
Martin helped lead the Wolf Pack to a regular season conference championship and a Top 25 ranking. He and his brother then led the team to the 2018 NCAA tournament, where they advanced to the Sweet 16 after coming back from double-digits in wins over Texas and Cincinnati.
Going into his senior season, Martin was named Preseason Mountain West Player of the Year. Martin averaged 19.2 points per game, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. He led Nevada to a 29–5 (15–3 MW) record. Martin’s college career ended with a loss in the First Round of the NCAA tournament to Florida, 70-61.
Martin was named to First-Team All Mountain West following the season along with fellow teammate Jordan Caroline.
Here’s how to watch the NBA playoffs in Northern Nevada.
NBA Eastern Conference playoffs
- Saturday on TNT at 5:30 p.m.
- Monday Game 7 (if necessary) on TNT at 5:30 p.m.
NBA Finals schedule
Denver Nuggets (1) vs. Miami Heat (8)/Boston Celtics (2)
- Game 1: Nuggets vs. Heat/Celtics | Thursday, June 1 | 5:30 p.m. (ABC)
- Game 2: Nuggets vs. Heat/Celtics | Sunday, June 4 | 5 p.m. (ABC)
- Game 3: Heat/Celtics vs. Nuggets | Wednesday, June 7 | 5:30 p.m. (ABC)
- Game 4: Heat/Celtics vs. Nuggets | Friday, June 9 | 5:30 p.m. (ABC)
- Game 5: Nuggets vs. Heat/Celtics | Monday, June 12 | 5:30 p.m. (ABC) *
- Game 6: Heat/Celtics vs. Nuggets | Thursday, June 15 | 5:30 p.m. (ABC) *
- Game 7: Nuggets vs. Heat/Celtics | Sunday, June 18 | 5 p.m. (ABC) *
How to stream NBA playoff games
If you do not have a traditional cable/satellite subscription, you can still stream the full NBA playoff TV schedule via streaming providers Fubo TV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and DirecTV Stream. Each of those platforms has ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. You can also stream all games with Sling, which has ESPN, TNT and NBA TV (plus ABC games on ESPN3).
If you do not receive TNT through your cable or satellite provider, all of TNT games will be streamed for free via TNT Overtime available in the NBA app. The TNT Overtime streams do not include the usual camera angles or announcers.
If you do not receive NBA TV as part of your cable/streaming/satellite package, you can purchase the network standalone for $7/month or $59/year.
If you subscribe to ESPN or TNT through a cable, satellite or streaming provider, you can watch games through the ESPN app (ESPN and ABC) or the WatchTNT app (TNT). Authentication is required.