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

We go over how you can watch Game 4 of the Suns-Lakers 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 handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during Round 1, Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 25, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.  Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images

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

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 got burned in the third quarter of Game 3, giving up 33 points to the Lakers in the frame en route to a 109-95 loss. Chris Paul still seems off with a shoulder injury, but Phoenix’s role players haven’t been able to find the mark. Jae Crowder is not making shots and Mikal Bridges only had five attempts in the loss. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton continue to score, but the Suns will have to get the supporting cast going to bring this series back to Phoenix 2-2.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis turned in another strong effort, combining for 55 points in the win. They particularly did well in the third quarter, logging 28 of the team’s 33 points. The Lakers are still struggling to hit perimeter shots, but they are locked in defensively and are dominating the boards. This is LA’s chance to take a firm grip on the series.

The Lakers are the favorites in Game 4 at -6.5.