NBATV will host Thursday’s matchup between the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers, with tip-off set for 10:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the STAPLES Arena in Los Angeles, California. If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime NBA matchup, you can stream the game online on the NBA TV site, but keep in mind that you’ll need a subscription. Occasionally, they’ll promote a free trial for the subscription.
If you don’t have a login to live stream the game through the NBA TV website, 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 Hornets are going to have to shake off being run off the court by the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Going from Denver to Los Angeles in a pinch isn’t easy, especially when LeBron James is waiting for you at the end of that flight. It’s the first meeting between LaMelo Ball and King James. Ball already told reporters he isn’t really excited for the first matchup. We’ll see if things change when the two step on the court.
The Lakers have strung together three straight wins and are getting back on track after that 9-5 finish to February. So far the Lakers are undefeated after the All-Star break despite still missing Anthony Davis. AD isn’t coming back anytime soon, but that shouldn’t impact the Lakers’ chances of remaining in the top 4 in the West. This feels like a spot the Lakers can easily extend their winning streak against a tired team coming off a blowout loss.