Lakers vs Heat: preview, times, TV, how to watch online

After the Nuggets mopped them at home and Jokic intentionally ran over Markieff Morris, the Heat visit Staples Center with towering Davis on the court.

Lakers vs Heat: preview, times, TV, how to watch online

The image of MVP Nikola Jokic ramming Markieff Morris from behind after a hard foul from the Heat forward has been seen worldwide, and it was not only losing 113-96, but the feeling of Heat being destroyed by a rival.

Game preview

While waiting for the NBA to impose sanctions, the South Beach boys continue their tour of the West, visiting the Lakers in the rerun of the NBA final from 2020. Since then, Miami kept Butler and Adebayo and the Lakers, with LeBron and Davis only changing the supporting actors. LakeShow has aged the team with many All-Star players coming into their thirties looking for a ring, while the Heat signed a field general like Kyle Lowry in the summer.

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The Miami Heat comes into the game as second in the Eastern Conference with seven wins and three losses, while the Lakers are eighth in the West with six wins and five losses. The hosts should be the favorites in this matchup, but nothing could be further from the truth.

We will probably see a game with a high-scoring rhythm, and with the absence of LeBron James due to his abdominal strain, the team is forced to rely on Russell Westbrook.

Although Miami got a big win on Saturday with a great mixture of Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler, the Heat will be coming off the back of a loss to the Nuggets that climaxed in an all-around unsportsmanlike action. The previous combination of Herro and Butler scored a combined 53 points, and Herro's season is not to be ignored as he is averaging 21.3 points per game.

Miami's squad totals 110.1 points per game in their face-to-face situation, while the Lakers total 111.5. The Heat also prevails with 49.0 rebounds over the Lakers' 46.4, and both tie with 24.4 average assists. In blocks, the Los Angeles team is superior with 6.18 against 2.2, and in steals also the Angelinos surpass Miami with 9.18.

What time does Lakers vs. Heat start?

The NBA's week 4 clash between the Lakers and Heat will tip-off at the Staples Center, Los Angles, on Thursday 10th November 2021 at 4 am local time (CEST).

In the US, that's Wednesday 11 pm EDT and 8 pm PDT.

Find out what time Lakers vs. Heat starts wherever you are in the world.

Where can I watch Lakers vs. Heat in the US and UK?

In the US and the UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Lakers vs. Heat:

US: If you want to watch the game Lakers vs Heat live on TV, your option is ESPN.

If you're going to stream it: streaming services and NBA app.

UK: SkySports and NBA League Pass

Lakers vs. Heat: live AS English coverage

You'll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the clash at the Staples Center with AS USA. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of tip-off in Los Angeles before talking you through all the action.