The Los Angeles Lakers (24-3) will visit the Indiana Pacers (18-9) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
The game starts at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBA TV (nationally), Fox Sports Indiana (locally in the Pacers market) and Spectrum SportsNet (locally in the Lakers 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:
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Note: Spectrum SportsNet isn’t included, but the game will also be on NBA TV in the Lakers market
NBA TV and Fox Sports Indiana (local markets) are among the 95-plus channels included in FuboTV’s main bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the Lakers vs Pacers 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 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.
Note: Fox Sports Indiana and Spectrum SportsNet aren’t included, but the game will also be on NBA TV in the Pacers and Lakers market
NBA TV is included in either the “Sling Orange + Sports Extra” bundle or the “Sling Blue + Sports Extra” bundle. Both channel packages cost $25 for the first month ($35 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with NBA TV if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you will get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Lakers vs Pacers 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.
Note: NBA TV and Spectrum SportsNet aren’t included with Hulu, so this is only an option for those in the Pacers markets
Fox Sports Indiana (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:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the Lakers vs Pacers 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 Pacers Preview
The Lakers edged the Atlanta Hawks 101-96 on the road on Sunday for their seventh consecutive victory.
But head coach Frank Vogel was left underwhelmed by his team’s performance against a team that dropped to 6-21 on the season. The Lakers turned the ball over 22 times and shot 36-of-84 (42.9%) from the field and 5-of-31 (16.1%) from distance.
“We didn’t play a great game tonight,” Vogel said, according to ESPN. “If we play that in the next two games, the way we did tonight, we’ll leave with a loss. It doesn’t matter whether we win or lose, we want to have a growth mindset.”
Lakers star LeBron James led all participants with 32 points (on 12-of-21 shooting) and 3 blocks. He notched 7 assists, tied for a game high with Atlanta point guard Trae Young.
“We understand that every game creates its own challenges,” James said, per ESPN. “And if we don’t come out with the mindset to try to win and execute the right way, we could be beat by anyone no matter what the record. Because we know when we play teams, no matter what their records are — above .500, below .500 — they’re going to give us their best shot and we got that tonight.”
James pulled down 13 rebounds, matching big man Anthony Davis for a game high. Davis went 11-of-23 for 27 points, adding 3 assists and a pair of blocks.
“We’re resilient,” Davis said, per ESPN. “And we’re going to keep fighting. We won in multiple ways, we had blowouts, we have close games, and we always find a way to win, no matter how tough it is.”
The Pacers have won three straight, most recently besting the Charlotte Hornets 107-95 at home on Sunday.
Second-year guard Aaron Holiday came off the bench to lead all participants with 23 points, one off his career high, shooting 6-of-10 from the field in 22 minutes.
“I’m just playing,” Holiday said, according to The Associated Press. “My teammates did a good job of finding me in the right spots and I was able to knock some shots down for them.”
The Pacers led by 15 at the midway point, but managed just 13 points in the third quarter, watching their lead dwindle to 70-66. They outscored the Hornets 35-19 in the final period, when Holiday scored 12 of his 23.
“Once they cut the lead down, we just had to calm down and get back to playing the basketball we were playing before,” Holiday said, per AP, “push the pace and play defense.”
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