The Phoenix Suns hope to hold serve and take Game 1 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
For the first time in a decade, the Phoenix Suns are back in the NBA Playoffs, but too bad they have to play the division rival Los Angeles Lakers right out of the gate.
Phoenix won the Pacific Division crown this year, but missed out on having home-court advantage in the Western Conference this season. While the Suns had to settle for the No. 2 seed, they cannot be pleased to be facing LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the reigning NBA champions in their first-round matchup. For that reason, Los Angeles is the favorite to advance.
Here is what you need to know to watch the Lakers at the Suns in Game 1 of their playoff series.
Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns: How to watch Game 1 online
Date: Sunday, May 23
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. PT
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena
TV Info: ABC
Live Stream: WatchESPN, fuboTV
Game 1 between the No. 7 Lakers and the No. 2 Suns will tip off at 3:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 23 from Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. ABC will have the national telecast of this Western Conference playoff game. The available live streams can be found on WatchESPN and on fuboTV. This is the first game since it went public that James violated COVID-19 protocols.
Had this have been pretty much any other player in the league, the NBA would have suspended said player for this kind of recklessness. However, the rules do not apply to James, as he is the biggest driver of ratings the NBA has at this time. If you want proof, then why is this game being played in the mid-afternoon window on ABC instead of on ESPN or TNT? James is going to play.
Be sure to tune into ABC on Sunday to not miss a second of Lakers at Suns playoff action.