After dropping their opener, the Los Angeles Lakers have won five in a row as they roll into their matchup with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
The game starts at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBA TV (nationally), Spectrum SportsNet (locally in the Lakers market) and NBC Sports Chicago (locally in the Bulls market). If you don’t have cable, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
NBA TV and NBC Sports Chicago (local markets) are among the 95-plus channels included in FuboTV’s main bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. Spectrum SportsNet isn’t included, but the game will also be on NBA TV in the Lakers market.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch the Lakers vs Bulls live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes included with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
NBA TV and NBC Sports Chicago are included in Sling TV’s Sports Extra add-on, which can be added to either the Sling Orange or Sling Blue main channel bundle. Spectrum SportsNet isn’t included, but the game will also be on NBA TV in the Lakers market.
You can sign up for a free seven-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch the Lakers vs Bulls live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage for an additional $5 per month.
NBC Sports Chicago (local) is part of the 60-plus live TV channels included with Hulu With Live TV, which also comes with Hulu’s huge on-demand streaming TV and movie library. NBA TV and Spectrum SportsNet aren’t included, so this is only an option for those in the Bulls market.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Lakers vs Bulls on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Lakers vs Bulls Preview
There was little doubt that LeBron James and Anthony Davis would thrive with their partnership in Los Angeles. But the emergence of former Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard is something that is taking the league by storm and helping the Lakers play some of the best defense in the NBA.
In their last outing, Howard played just 20 minutes but was a perfect 7 of 7 from the field, accounting for 14 points, 13 rebounds and a pair of blocks.
“Just effort and energy,” Howard said. “(James and Davis) are going to take most of the scoring bulk, so my job is just to make sure I clean up all the mistakes. On the defensive end, be a force, make guys take tough shots and be aggressive. I enjoy it.”
LeBron James — who’s been on a triple-double tear — is averaging just a shade over 25 points and is happy to have “Superman” on his side.
“Anytime we missed, Superman was there to clean up the offensive glass. Tips, dunks, lobs, everything,” James told Spectrum SportsNet broadcast after the 103-96 win over the Spurs.
Anthony Davis, who caught a lob from Howard, agreed.
“He played well. He played extremely well. He’s been playing well as of late. Game after game he’s making big plays… Had a couple rebounds and some huge blocks and made some big plays on the offensive end. He’s playing well for us, and every time he’s on the floor he always seems to do something huge for us.”
The Pacific Division leading Lake Show will look to extend their five-game winning streak against the Bulls, who have stumbled to a 2-5 start with their young roster.
Chicago’s most recent loss was to a shorthanded Pacers team that pulled away 108-95.
“We’ve been the short-handed team that went out and scrapped it and junkyard-dogged it and beat teams that maybe we shouldn’t have beaten,” said Bulls coach Jim Boylen. “We haven’t been the team that’s favored very often. And maybe that’s the lesson we’ve got to learn, that whether you’re favored or not, or whether they’re hurt or not, you’ve got to bring it.”
The Lakers are 7-point favorites for the game with a total of 216.5. An interesting note is that the Lakers have been a favorite in every one of their games so far this season — a trend that will likely continue if they continue their tear.
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