NBA action will see the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. Here we look at the match preview and where you can watch the game.
The NBA action will continue tonight with the Lakers taking on the Thunder. The Lakers sealed their top seed in the West for the first time since 2010 by defeating the Jazz with Anthony Davis putting up a great performance.
The Thunder on the other hand lost to the injury-riddled Nuggets and dropped down the standings. With the Western conference stacked from 2nd spot to 6th spot, a victory or loss could change the dynamics completely.
The Lakers might give their new additions more game-time while the Thunder will look to move above the standings to avoid a early clash against the heavy-hitters.
Chris Paul has led the Thunder admirably, especially when everyone had written them off. They now have a great chance of climbing that Western conference points table.
Where to watch Lakers vs Thunder on TV and Online?
The Lakers vs Thunder game on can be viewed on NBA TV, which is accessible via the NBA website and mobile application.
However, you’ll need to buy the NBA League pass in order to do that. Before buying it, check the free trial offers available.
The game is slated for a 6:30 PM ET tip-off and will be streamed on SPECTRUM SPORTSNET, FOX SPORTS OKLAHOMA, TSN and ESPN.
Team Preview – Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers looked in ominous form against the Jazz with Anthony Davis leading from the front by putting up 42 points and 12 rebounds. Superstar LeBron James had stats of 22 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists against the Jazz and has continued with his brilliant play-making abilities through the course of the season. LeBron has let AD take the bulk of offensive duties in terms of scoring and is happy dishing out the assists.
The Lakers supporting cast has ably supported the all-star duo with Alex Caruso, Kyle Kuzma and Caldwell-Pope contributing well against the Jazz. Dwight Howard too contributed 11 points and 5 rebounds. Dion Waiters and JR Smith will hope for some more minutes on the court vs Thunder.
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Both Anthony Davis and LeBron have come to the party in the Bubble and with the 1st seed locked in, the Lakers will now want to build on their momentum.
Expected starting line-up: LeBron James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee
Team Preview – Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder have had a surprisingly great season so far and will look to move above in the standings with a victory over the Lakers. Chris Paul’s missed free throw lead to a loss against the Nuggets. Gilgeous-Alexander scored scored 24 points and 5 rebounds while Chris Paul scored 20 points and 8 assists against the Nuggets.
OKC Thunder are a little shorthanded for this game, especially when it comes to their bench players. Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala are out and their absence proved costly for the Thunders. Terrence Ferguson has been ruled out for this game and it will be interesting to see how Chris Paul marshals his troops.
Expected starting line-up: Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams