The Los Angeles Lakers look to stop a two-game skid as they visit the surging Washington Wizards on Monday.
The game starts at 10 p.m. ET and will be televised on Spectrum SportsNet (Lakers markets), NBC Sports Washington (Wizards markets) and NBA TV (everywhere out of market). But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the Jazz vs Clippers online for free:
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Note: This is the only streaming service that includes Spectrum SportsNet (local markets), so it’s the only option for fans in the Lakers market. It comes with a 14-day free trial
Spectrum SportsNet (local), NBC Sports Washington (local) and NBA TV are all included in AT&T TV’s “Choice” and above channel package. Those channel packages also include NBA League Pass (watch every out-of-market game) at no extra cost.
You can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial. Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but when you sign up and select whatever bundle and extras you want, you’ll see that–if you’re a new customer–the “due today” amount is $0. You won’t be charged for 14 days, and you can cancel at any time:
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch the Lakers vs Wizards live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).
Note: Spectrum SportsNet is not included, so this option won’t work if you’re in the Lakers market
You can watch a live stream of NBC Sports Washington (local), NBA TV and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need the main channel package and the “Sports Plus” add-on, both of which can be included in your seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Lakers vs Wizards live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Note: Spectrum SportsNet and NBC Sports Washington are not included, so this option won’t work if you’re in the Lakers or Wizards market
You can watch a live stream of NBA TV and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” plus “Sports Extra” bundle. This option doesn’t come with a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming option with NBA TV:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Lakers vs Wizards live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.
Lakers Vs. Wizards Preview
After a strong start to the season, the defending champion Lakers have hit a speedbump, losing three of their last four, including two consecutively against the Nets and Heat. What hasn’t helped their cause is a serious injury to All-NBA forward Anthony Davis that will keep him on the shelf for the next month.
The Lakers are also missing the services of starting guard Dennis Schroder, one of the team’s primary ball-handlers and playmakers.
“We’re going to continue to work on our habits and be great for each other,” LeBron James said after the loss to the Heat. “We all put in the work, so it’s not that. The law of averages will even itself out. We had lapses last season, and we had them during the playoffs. We know they’ll even them out over the course of the year.”
The 36-year-old James is having another MVP-type season, averaging 25.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.9 assists. But without Davis, James’ job has become that much harder.
“I feel like the last couple games that’s been happening, putting a lot on Bron,” Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said after the game. “We already know what we’re going to get out of him. So all the rest of us, we’ve got to continue to just play hard and just play basketball and not worry about anything else.
“We try to help him out as much as possible, and we want to do it as perfect as possible, as we can,” Caldwell-Pope added. “We try to help him out, we try not to make too much mistakes when we’re on the floor with him or even running a play with him, just to give him some help. We do ask Bron for a lot; he gives us a lot each and every game.”
After a slogging start to the season, the Wizards have been able to find their stride of late, notching four straight wins. Star guard Bradley Beal has done his part, leading the league with 32.9 points per game. But the big spark for Washington has been Russell Westbrook, who is seemingly getting healthy and hitting his stride. Westbrook is near a triple-double average with 19.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 9.7 assists per game.
“He’s getting in a rhythm. He’s going to have more games like this,” Brooks said. “The guy’s a championship player. How he prepares. How he talks to our guys. He forces the team to be ready.”
The Lakers are 6.5-point favorites for the matchup, with the total set at 226.