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

We go over how you can watch Game 5 of the Lakers-Suns series in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs airing on TNT.

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NBA: Playoffs-Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

TNT will host Tuesday’s first round NBA playoff matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns with tip off set for 10:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the Phoenix Suns Arena, and will air on Spectrum SportsNet in the Lakers market and on Bally Sports AZ in the Suns market.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NBA playoff matchup, you can stream the game on Watch TNT or via their mobile app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access TNT 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 Lakers will likely head into the fifth game of a 2-2 series without one of their stars as Anthony Davis is being listed as doubtful to play due to a left groin strain suffered in the Lakers’ Game 4 loss. This would obviously be a major blow to Los Angeles’ chances at advancing to Round 2 as the No. 7 seed. Additionally, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is questionable to play after missing Sunday’s game with a knee injury.

The Suns pulled off a much-needed win in Game 4, and the momentum of the series has swung back to their side as they return home. Unlike the Lakers, Phoenix will enter Tuesday night’s game without much injury concern outside of reserve forward Abdel Nader, who hasn’t played since March. The Suns will need to take advantage of Los Angeles’ injury issues if they want to defeat the defending champs in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.