Posted Nov 11 2009 3:45PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA wants to help fans watching games on TV follow along on their computer.
The league launched the "NBA TV Companion" Wednesday, designed to help viewers have the same experience at home as if they were sitting at the arena on press row.
Accessible through www.nba.com, the companion includes pregame media notes, real-time stats, a 3-D shot chart, and play-by-play. There are also halftime and postgame highlight packages and updated box scores.
Users can also use the companion to chat with other fans, team personnel and on-air talent.
NBA Digital senior vice president Bryan Perez says the companion will enhance the experience for the "growing number of fans who simultaneously consume the NBA via television and the internet."
|November 28 - The Fast Break|
Recap the best from Saturday's action around the NBA in the Fast Break.
|Play of the Day - Cory Joseph|
Cory Joseph beats the buzzer with a game-winning 3-pointer against the Wizards.
|Assist of the Night - Emmanuel Mudiay|
Emmanuel Mudiay hits Darrell Arthur with a pretty behind-the-head pass for the dunk finish.
|Dunk of the Night - Tristan Thompson|
Tristan Thompson elevates to throw down the alley-oop dunk from Matthew Dellavedova off the pick and roll.
|Move of the Night - Chandler Parsons|
Chandler Parsons splits the defense, drives the lane and finishes with the tough layup.