The Los Angeles Lakers play the Portland Trail Blazers on New Year’s Eve, and if you’re wondering how you can watch the action live, you’ve come to the right place.
Los Angeles (17-19) is returning to Crypto.com Arena after losing in a disappointing way to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers established a 13-point lead in the second half but yet again couldn’t maintain it, allowing Memphis to gain momentum and win the game.
Portland (13-22) has been one of the most disappointing teams this season, as the franchise once again failed to build around Damian Lillard. The Trail Blazers are on the outside looking in right now, and it doesn’t help that CJ McCollum (lung) and several important players like Jusuf Nurkic are out due to health and safety protocols.
With Nurkic, Cody Zeller and Robert Covington all out, the Blazers could slot Larry Nance Jr. at center. That would allow the Lakers to revisit the lineup with LeBron James starting at the 5. James did not play when the teams first faced off in Portland. Portland blew out L.A. in that one.
Here’s when you should tune in to see the game:
Date: Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBA TV, Spectrum SportsNet, Root Sports Northwest
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Probable starting lineups
Los Angeles Lakers
Portland Trail Blazers
Larry Nance Jr.
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