ESPN will host Friday night’s matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers, with tip-off set for 10:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. If you do not have ESPN, the game will also air on NBC Sports Northwest and Spectrum SportsNet.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime NBA matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN 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 two teams enter in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. The Lakers are in third place with a 22-11 record, sitting 4.5 games back of the first place Utah Jazz. LA has lost four straight and is coming off a 114-89 road loss to Utah. The Trail Blazers are in fifth place with a 18-13 record, sitting 7.5 games back of the first place Jazz. Portland has lost three straight and is coming off a 111-106 road loss to Denver.