Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Schedule: Key Dates, Time, TV Channels and Live Stream

Published 05/20/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) talk during a break in the action against the Clippers at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


The Los Angeles Lakers are off the edge after defeating the Golden State Warriors in the first round of Play-in. They have secured a berth in the postseason with the first playoff stop at Phoenix Suns.

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The Lakers have recently resumed healthy play after an injury-plagued season for their key duo.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis found their dominating streak against the Golden State and shut them to a loss of 103-100. Thus, purple-gold fans have found a breath of relief after clinching that playoff spot in time.

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The big Western Conference matchup

Well, it’s been a rough ride for the defending champions so far this season. However, analysts and fans still believe that a healthy Lakers side can unleash the previous year’s form.

Now, it’s time for an intense playoff matchup between the Lakers and the Suns. The fascinating bit is seeing two best friends, LeBron and Chris Paul, on the opposite ends of the court.

May 9, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Lakers guard Wesley Matthews (9) and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) defends during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

The Suns are second-seeded in the Western Conference standings with an efficient record of 51-21. They have been a surprising element in the West with big wins and consistency throughout the regular season.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns – when and where to watch?

Chris Paul and Devin Booker will be a challenge to Lakers in their journey to defend the title. However, the action begins at Phoenix Suns Arena on May 23, 3:30 ET. Yes, this is happening! This is going to be exciting! It’s Game 1 as Los Angeles Lakers take on Phoenix Suns in an intense matchup of the West.

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The live-action for this playoff series will stream on ABC and TNT in a split fashion. Fans can buy tickets on the official NBA website or respective team websites. There are third-party websites as well for buying passes to the venue.

Once the rest of the seeds are in place, NBA playoffs 2021 will be off to a splashing start. This game is expected to be a tight contest, considering how well spread the two rosters are. The question is, can LeBron James‘ army do it again? Or will Chris Paul take it away from him?

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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