The opening week of the NBA’s historic 75th season continues on Day 4 with another showdown between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers. This is the second game of the regular season for both teams and each of them is coming off a loss in their respective season starts.
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On opening night, the star-studded Lakers were upset by the Golden State Warriors in a 121-114 game at STAPLES Center. In the loss, while the duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis seemed to have found their groove, it was a tough Lakers debut for the team’s newest acquisition, Russell Westbrook.
The former MVP finished with eight points, five rebounds and four assists on 4 of 13 shooting from the field while posting an over-under of -23. Both James and head coach Frank Vogel aren’t worried about Westbrook, so how will Westbrook and the Lakers bounce back in this game?
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On the other hand, the Suns fell short 110-98 against a team from the Denver Nuggets, a team that had been swept in the Conference Semifinals of the 2021 playoffs. This Lakers game is the first of a road trip. two games down the west coast for Phoenix, but what follows is a five-game homestay.
What channel are Lakers vs. Suns?
The Lakers vs. Suns can be seen on ESPN for those with traditional cable or streaming through Watch ESPN.
What time does Lakers vs. Suns?
Date: Friday October 22
Start time: 10:00 pm ET
Lakers vs. Suns is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday, October 22. The game will be played at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
|October 22||against suns||10:00 pm||ESPN|
|October 24th||against Grizzlies||9:30 pm||–|
|October 26th||on the Spurs||8:30 pm||–|
|October 27th||in Thunder||8:00 pm||–|
|October 29th||against the knights||10:30 pm||–|
|31 October||against rockets||10:30 pm||–|
|November 2||against rockets||10:30 pm||–|
|November 4th||against thunder||10:30 pm||–|
|November 6th||in Trail Blazers||10:30 pm||NBA TV|
|November 8th||against hornets||10:30 pm||NBA TV|
(All the eastern time)
Hours of the suns
|October 22||in the Lakers||10:00 pm||ESPN|
|October 23||in Trail Blazers||10:00 pm||NBA TV|
|October 27th||against kings||10:00 pm||–|
|30th of October||against the knights||10:00 pm|
|November 2||against pelicans||10:00 pm||TNT|
|November 4th||against rockets||10:00 pm||NBA TV|
|November 6th||against hawks||10:00 pm|
|November 8th||in Kings||10:00 pm|
|November 10||against the Trail Blazers||21:00|
|12th of November||in Grizzlies||8:00 pm|
(All the eastern time)
NBA schedule for 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA returns to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season. The Opening Night matchup above is the first of the 12 biggest games of the NBA season’s Opening Week.
The first four days of the season will feature eight national television games. Those games will show:
• 12 different teams
• The last eight players to win the NBA Most Valuable Player award from Kia
• Three rematches of last season’s playoffs. pic.twitter.com/B6ccuTTTb5
– NBA Communications (@NBAPR) August 17, 2021
Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Regular season begins: October 19
- NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
- The regular season concludes: April 10th
- Entrance tournament: April 12-15
- The playoffs begin: April 16th
- The NBA Finals begin: June 2nd
- NBA draft 2022: June 23
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.