The Los Angeles Lakers (38-11) will host the Houston Rockets (32-18) at the Staples Center Thursday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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TNT is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the Rockets 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.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include TNT. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the Rockets vs Lakers on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Both of Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” (32 channels) and “Sling Blue” (47 channels) packages come with TNT. They both cost $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling by far the cheapest streaming service with TNT if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Rockets 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.
TNT is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the Rockets vs Lakers 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.
Rockets vs Lakers Preview
The Lakers have won two straight entering this game, with their most recent victory coming in a 129-102 take down of the San Antonio Spurs. LeBron James led the way with 36 points for the Lakers, scoring 19 of his points in a clutch fourth quarter performance. James is averaging 25.2 points and 10.7 assists a game, while Anthony Davis leads Los Angeles in scoring with 26.4 points per game.
The Lakers lead the NBA in field goal percentage, shooting 48.6 percent from the floor. Both teams are scoring more that 50 points a game in the paint, but the Lakers have been the more opportunistic team. Los Angeles is tied for the league-lead in second-chance points with 14.8 a game, and they are second to only the Milwaukee Bucks in fast break points with 19 per contest.
The Rockets are scoring 118.8 points a game, which is second in the NBA, and they have won three and a row. Houston’s most recent victory came against the Charlotte Hornets, 125-110. James Harden has led the way for Houston all season, averaging 35.8 points a game, which also leads all NBA players. The Rockets have six players averaging in double figures, with Russell Westbrook second on the team in scoring with 26.4 points a game.
Houston will be playing this game with a new lineup after the 12-player, four-team trade that sent center Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks and brought forward Robert Covington to the team from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Houston will also acquire Jordan Bell from Minnesota along with a 2024 second-round draft pick. This will be the first game Houston will have Covington in the lineup, so it will be interesting to see how well he fits in with Capela gone.
The Lakers have won their last two against the Rockets, and Los Angeles is 17-6 at home this season.
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