Playoff telecasts will feature 'Heart Breaks.'

Beginning May 14, "This Is How a Heart Breaks," by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas, will be the anthem for ABC television network's coverage of the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs. The song will continue through the NBA finals.

The beginning of each playoff telecast will include live footage of Thomas interspersed with a NBA video montage.

The song is the opening track on his recently issued solo debut, " . . . Something to Be" (Melisma/Atlantic Records), which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 earlier this month.

ABC is the broadcast network of the NBA, encompassing 23 regular season telecasts, the playoffs and finals.