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How to watch Heat vs. Lakers via live online stream

We go over how you can watch Saturday’s ABC game between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.

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Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat defends LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

ABC will host Saturday’s rematch of the 2020 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers, with tip-off set for 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime NBA 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 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 Heat have been mostly peaks and valleys this season. Whenever they go on a run, it seems to end and turn into a skid. Health has been an issue with key players like Jimmy Butler, Goran Dragic and Avery Bradley missing significant time this season. Miami has a lot of work to do to get into playoff position, but luckily there’s still half a season to go. The Heat do have some momentum heading into a rematch of last season’s Finals coming off a win over the Sacramento Kings.

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off one of their worst losses of the season at home against the Brooklyn Nets. We got some surprising news when PG Dennis Schroder was placed into health and safety protocols before the game Thursday. With Schroder and Anthony Davis (calf) sidelined, that’s two starters out for L.A. LeBron James has done a nice job stepping up and carrying the team, but he can only do so much. The Heat may be more motivated given the narrative. We also could see LeBron in full force.