Nuggets vs Lakers Live Stream: How to Watch Online Without Cable

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The Los Angeles Lakers will look to get back on track after suffering their first back-to-back losses of the season as they host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

The game starts at 9:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBA TV (nationally), Altitude Sports (locally in the Nuggets 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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FuboTV

Note: Altitude Sports and Spectrum SportsNet aren’t included, but the game will also be on NBA TV in the Nuggets and Lakers markets

NBA TV is one of the 95-plus channels included in FuboTV’s main bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the Nuggets vs Lakers 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.

Sling TV

Note: Altitude Sports and Spectrum SportsNet aren’t included, but the game will also be on NBA TV in the Nuggets and Lakers markets

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:

Get Sling TV

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:

Sling TV + Fire Stick Bundle

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Nuggets vs Lakers 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.


Nuggets vs Lakers Preview

The Lakers are looking to rebound after losing consecutive games for the first time this season to the Pacers and most recently the Milwaukee Bucks. There’s little panic in the L.A. locker room however, with both of the losses coming at the end of a Eastern Conference swing.

“We continue to build chemistry, we continue to build camaraderie,” Lakers star LeBron James said. “Pretty much every time anyone does anything, we pretty much do it together on the road. Just kind of have that bunker mentality, that brotherhood when we hit the road.”

The Lakers are returning home for the first time since Dec. 8, but James is doubtful for the contest against the Nuggets with a thoracic muscle strain. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said James sustained the injury against Indiana and played through it in a 111-104 loss to the Bucks on Thursday.

Vogel said he believes it happened on a drive to the basket and an ensuing collision with one of the Pacers bigs. There is no timetable for a return yet for James.

James has yet to miss a game this season and is averaging 25.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 10.6 assists while shooting 49.6 percent from the field. He’s among the early contenders for the MVP with his strong showing in his 17th season, leading the Lakers to a 24-5 record.

James has been vocal that he doesn’t want to sit out games for load management this season, so the injury has the potential to be serious if he’s missing time.

That being said, it should be noted the Lakers last game came on Thursday, so by missing the game on Sunday James gets nearly a week off for recovery before taking on the Clippers on Christmas Day.

“Y’all want me to sit out?” James told The Athletic during the Lakers’ recent road trip. “I don’t know how many games I got left in my career. I don’t know how many kids that may show up to a game and they’re there to come see me play and if I sit out, then what?”

The Nuggets have won five in a row, propelling their record to 19-8 — good for third in the Western Conference. Their most recent triumph was a 109-100 victory over the Timberwolves on Friday. Nikola Jokic notched a triple-double in the victory with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Lakers are a 3.5-point favorite for the game, which has a total of 208.


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