The Warriors and Lakers both had disappointing regular seasons by their standards, but they delivered in the first round of the playoffs. Golden State overcame an early 2-0 deficit against the rising Kings and beat Sacramento away while the Lakers defeated the Grizzlies in six games.
Now Stephen Curry and LeBron James face off in the playoffs for the first time since the 2018 NBA Finals. Both have aged, but it’s hard to tell from their performance on the pitch.
The Warriors and Lakers have by no means been the dominant forces this season, but both Curry and James are capable of backing the team and one will earn a trip to the Western Conference Finals after what is expected to be a fiery streak.
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Here’s everything you need to know to watch the playoff series between the Lakers and Warriors, including tip times and TV channels.
Lakers vs Warriors 2023 schedule
The Warriors didn’t have home field advantage in their series against the Kings, but they will start this series at home because the Lakers finished behind them in the No. 7 standings in the West.
Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 are scheduled to be played in San Francisco, while Games 3, 4 and 6 are scheduled to be played in Los Angeles.
The Warriors struggled a lot on the road during the regular season, finishing 11-30, but they won two road games in their streak against the Kings. The Lakers went 20-21 on the road this season.
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The full Lakers vs. Warriors schedule is below.
|Date||Game||Time (ET/Result)||TV channel||Live broadcast|
|2.May||game 1||22 O `clock||TNT||Sling TV|
|May 4th||game 2||21 clock||ESPN||Sling TV|
|May 6th||game 3||8:30 p.m||ABC||Sling TV|
|8th of May||game 4||22 O `clock||TNT||Sling TV|
|10th of May||Game 5*||open||TNT||Sling TV|
|12th of May||Game 6*||open||ESPN||Sling TV|
|May 14th||Game 7*||open||open||Sling TV|
* If necessary
How to watch Lakers vs. Warriors
- TV channel: TNT, ESPN, ABC
- live streaming: Sling TV
The playoff series between the Lakers and Warriors will air between TNT, ESPN and ABC, with Game 1 airing on TNT. Viewers can also stream each game live on Sling TV.
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NBA Playoff Bracket 2023
The Warriors are No. 6 in the West while the Lakers are No. 7 in the West. The winner of that series meets the winner of the series between the Nuggets and Suns.