Lakers at Nets: times, TV and how to watch online, NBA 2021-22
The Lakers are looking to snap a run of five defeats in seven games in Brooklyn against the Nets, who are third in the Eastern but without Kevin Durant.
The Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers will renew acquaintances at the Barclays Center on Tuesday in the second meeting of the season between the NBA heavyweights. The Nets claimed bragging rights a month ago in the Crypto-com Arena with a 122-115 victory.
The Nets are third in the Eastern Conference, tied on 29-17 with the Chicago Bulls with both teams behind the Miami Heat, whose 113-107 defeat of the Lakers at the FTX Arena edged them ahead to a 30-17 record while condemning Frank Vogel’s hot and cold Lakers to a 23-24 record ahead of the match-up with the Nets, who are 12-11 in Brooklyn and lost last time out against the Timberwolves.
The Lakers meanwhile have lost five of their last seven and lie eighth in the Western Conference with even the brilliance of LeBron James, who extended his scoring run of 25 or more points per game to 17 against the Heat, enough to guide his team through its current sticky patch.
Lakers hopeful Anthony Davis will return
James therefore expressed his delight ahead of the meeting with the Nets that Anthony Davis has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday’s game.
Davis, who has been out for the last five weeks due to a sprained MCL in his left knee, should add some defensive stability for the Lakers. “Anytime you get a talent like that come back to the lineup it boosts our team,” James said after the Miami game. “Not only physically, mentally, spiritually, everything when you get a big-time player like that on both sides of the floor.”
The Nets will be without Kevin Durant, who has a sprained MCL in his left knee, for the visit of the Lakers with Nic Claxton also expected to miss out as he comes back from a hamstring issue.
What time does Lakers vs Nets start?
The NBA clash between the Lakers and the Nets will tip-off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday 25 January, 2021, at 19:30 ET / 16:30 PT.
That's Wednesday at 01:30 CET and 00:30 UK time.
Where can I watch Lakers vs Nets in the US?
In the US the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the game between the Lakers and the Nets:
US: The Lakers-Nets game is on ESPN.
If you want to stream the game: streaming services and NBA app.
Global: NBA League Pass
Lakers vs Nets: live AS USA coverage
You'll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the clash at the Barclays Center with AS USA. Dane will be on duty and be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of tip-off in Brooklyn before talking you through all the action.