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How to watch Lakers vs. Suns first round playoff game via live online stream

We go over how you can watch Game 1 of the Lakers-Suns series in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs airing on ABC.

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LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball during the game against the Golden State Warriors during the 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament on May 19, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.  Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images

ABC will host Sunday’s first round NBA playoff matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns with tip off set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the Phoenix Suns Arena.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this first round NBA playoff matchup, you can stream the game with ABC, WatchESPN, or via their mobile apps. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ABC for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.

The Suns took two of three from the Lakers this season and have home court advantage, but LA is a sizable favorite in this series. Phoenix is a 2.5-point favorite in Game 1, but LA is a -177 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the series. LA has been working to get LeBron James and Anthony Davis healthy in time for the game, so this is not a shocking development. When healthy, LA is one of the best teams in the league and the sportsbook adjusts accordingly.