L.A Lakers vs Goldens St. Warriors

The NBA play-in tournament will start on the 18th of May. The 7th to 10th teams in both the western and eastern conference will lock horns to confirm the final two spots in the playoffs from each division. First up are the 17 times champions Los Angeles Lakers against the six-times champions Golden State Warriors. We will provide you with all live streaming sources of L.A Lakers vs Golden St. Warriors in this article. 

Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors have had a fierce rivalry in the recent past. The two teams met three times this season, with the Lakers coming on the top 2 times while the Warriors only won once. The Lakers are currently seeded in 7th place while the Warriors are in 8th position on the table. Both the Warriors and the Lakers will have another chance to cement their position in the next round. The winner of this game will qualify for the playoffs while the loser will take on the winner of 9th-10th place.

Since the introduction of the play-in tournament, the teams finishing below 6th place will have to fight for their place in the playoffs. Before this, ten teams from each division would qualify for the main rounds. Many players and teams have shown concern about the format. But the NBA management believes that the qualifying tournament flares up the league, bringing more audience.

L.A Lakers vs Golden St. Warriors kickoff time

Los Angeles Lakers will take on Golden State Warriors on May 19th, 2021, at 10 E.T at Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA. The Lakers will have the home advantage and will be looking to overcome their adversaries to make it to the playoffs. The Lakers are deemed favorites going into the play-in tournament.

Los Angeles Lakers Roster for the play-in tournament

Los Angeles Lakers Roster for the play-in tournament

Following is the complete roster of the Los Angeles Lakers for the play-in tournament.

  • LeBron James (Shooting Guard)
  • Anthony Davis (Power Forward)
  • Andre Drummond (Center)
  • Dennis Schröder (Point Guard)
  • Kyle Kuzma (Power Forward)
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Shooting Guard)
  • Alex Caruso (Point Guard)
  • Montrezl Harrell (Power Forward)
  • Marc Gasol (Center)
  • Ben McLemore (Shooting Guard)
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Point Guard)
  • Kostas Antetokounmpo (Power Forward)
  • Wesley Matthews (Shooting Guard)
  • Markieff Morris (Point Guard)
  • Alfonzo McKinnie (Power Forward)
  • Devontae Cacok (Power Forward)
  • Jared Dudley (Power Forward)

Golden State Warriors roster for the play-in tournament

Golden State Warriors roster for the play-in tournament

Here is the complete roster of the Golden St. Warriors for the play-in tournament

  • Stephen Curry (Point Guard)
  • Klay Thompson (Shooting Guard)
  • Draymond Green (Power Forward)
  • Andrew Wiggins (Shooting Guard)
  • James Wiseman (Center)
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson (Power Forward)
  • Jordan Poole (point Guard)
  • Nico Mannion (Point Guard)
  • Eric Paschall (Power Forward)
  • Kent Bazemore (Shooting Guard)
  • Gary Payton II (Point Guard)
  • Damion Lee (Shooting Guard)
  • Mychal Mulder (Point Guard)
  • Kevon Looney (Power Forward)
  • Alen Smailagić (Power Forward)
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (Shooting Guard)

TV channels Broadcasting L.A Lakers Vs Golden St. Warriors.

ESPN and TNT in the USA will be live telecasting L.A Lakers vs Goldens St. Warriors. You can catch all the live-action on these channels. But if you are not residing in the USA, you can use the following channels telecasting NBA in your respective regions.

Europe

Country

Channel

Albania

Tring Sport

Andorra

Movistar+

Armenia

Setanta Sports

Austria

DAZN and Sport1

Azerbaijan

Setanta Sports

Belarus

Setanta Sports

Belgium

Eleven Sports

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Bulgaria

Diema Sport

Croatia

Arena Sport and HRT

Cyprus

CYTA and NBA TV International

Czech Republic

Nova Sport

Denmark

TV 2 Sport

Estonia

TV3 Sport and NBA TV International

Finland

Ruutu+

France

beIN Sports

Georgia

Silknet and Setanta Sports

Germany

DAZN, Sport1 and NBA TV International

Greece

Cosmote Sport

Hungary

Sport1

Iceland

Stöð 2

Republic of Ireland

Sky Sports

Italy Italy

Sky Sport

Kosovo

Art Sport and NBA TV International

Latvia

TV3 Sport and NBA TV International

Liechtenstein

Sport1

Lithuania

TV3 Sport and NBA TV International

Luxembourg

Eleven Sports and Sport1

Moldova

Setanta Sports

Montenegro

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Netherlands

Ziggo Sport

North Macedonia

Arena Sport

Poland

Canal+ Sport

Portugal

Sport TV and NBA TV International

Romania

Telekom Sport

Russia

MEGOGO

San Marino

Sky Sport

Serbia

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Slovakia

Nova Sport

Slovenia

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Spain

Movistar+

Sweden

Sportkanalen

Switzerland

DAZN and Sport1

Turkey

S Sport and NBA TV International

Ukraine

Setanta Sports

United Kingdom

Sky Sports

Asia and Europe

Country

Channel

Central Asia

SetantaSports

Indian subcontinent

TBD

China

QQ.com, Migu, Fujian TV, GreatSports Channel, and Guangdong Television

Hong Kong

Sports 2 World, ViuTV, and NBA TV International

Macau

Sports 2 World and NBA TV International

Indonesia

Vidio.com, O Channel (all matches on Indonesia), Champions TV, and NBA TV International

Japan Japan

Rakuten NBA Special

Brunei

AstroSuperSport

Malaysia

AstroSuperSport

South Korea

SPOTV

Mongolia

SPS

Philippines

TV5, One Sports, and NBA TV Philippines

Singapore

Hub Sports and NBA TV International

Taiwan

ELTA TV, and Eleven Sports

Cambodia

TrueVisions and NBA TV International

Laos

TrueVisions and NBA TV International

Thailand

TrueVisions and NBA TV International

Tajikistan

Varzish TV

Vietnam

VTV Cab

Australia

ESPNandSBSViceland

New Zealand New Zealand

ESPN and NBA TV International

Pacific Islands

ESPN

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

ESP

North, South, and Central America

Country

Channel

Canada

TSN, RDS, Sportsnet, NBA TV Canada

Mexico

ESPN, NBA TV International, TDN

Caribbean

ESPN, Sports Max, NBA TV International

Costa Rica

ESPN

Dominican Republic

ESPN, CDN Deportes, NBA TV International

El Salvador

ESPN

Guatemala

ESPN

Honduras

ESPN

Nicaragua

ESPN

Panama

ESPN, Cable On da Sports, NBA TV International

Puerto Rico

ABC, ESPN, WAPA 2 Deportes, TNT, NBA TV

Argentina

ESPN, DIREC TV Sports ,NBA TV International

Bolivia

ESPN

Brazil

ESPN, SporTV and Band

Chile

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Colombia

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Ecuador

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Paraguay

ESPN

PeruPeru

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Suriname

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Uruguay

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Venezuela

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Africa and the Middle East

Country

Channel

South Africa

ESPN and e.tv

Israel

Sport 5

The Middle East and North Africa MENA

beIN Sports

You can get access to these channels by requesting your nearby Cable operator or Satellite Tv provider. These channels are also available on Google Chromecast and Firestick TV. These devices enable you to enjoy the high-quality telecast on your TV sets.

How to Watch L.A Lakers vs Golden State Warriors online -Live Streaming

The two giants of the NBA will meet on the 18th of May 2021. You definitely do not want to miss this game. There are numerous online applications and websites that will stream this match. Some of the applications that you can use for this purpose are given below.

  • NBA official App
  • CBS Sports App
  • NBC Sports Washington’s live steam page
  • MyTeams app.
  • NBA TV PASS

All these applications are paid one. You can buy their subscriptions by going on the respective websites.

How to watch L.A Lakers VS Golden St. Warriors for free – Live streaming

If you are looking for some online sources that will stream Lakers vs Warriors for free, then you are at the right place. As in this section, we will mention all the possible free stream sources you can use to watch the game live on your mobile phones and Tablets. These live streaming sources are malware-free and enable you to enjoy the stream without any interruption. The links to the site are given below.

Los Angeles Lakers season review

The defending Champions Los Angeles Lakers are fighting for their lives in the play-in tournament. The 17 times champions had just 71-days to enjoy their previous year’s winning feat before the start of the new season. The Lakers started the season slowly with a loss against their city rivals L.A Clippers. LeBron James started his 18th season in the NBA, scoring 22 points on the night but was unable to carry his team over the line.

The lakers soon started to find their feet, winning the next two games on the trot. The lakers have had a fair bit of success in the early half of the season. They remained near the top of the Western Conference standings for the most time in the first half of the season but lost their way drastically. Their star men Anthony Davis and LeBron James both suffered a string of injuries that have kept them out for most of the season. Anthony Davis was left out of the squad after suffering a calf strain and Achilles tendonitis in his right leg, playing against the Utah Jazz. He was sidelined for 9 weeks.

While LeBron James suffered an ankle sprain while playing against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks’ small forward, Solomon Hill dived on the right ankle of James, leaving the Latter on the ground. He was sidelined for 6 weeks.  

The Biggest Concern for the Lakers going into the playoffs this season is that the defending champions have been pretty poor regarding their 3-point shooting. The Lakers are averaging below par in this department, having ranked 25th in the 3s made per game. With Anthony Davis and LeBron James returning to their full fitness, will definitely improve this statistic as well. 

Golden State Warriors season review

Golden State Warriors had failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in a decade last season. Since losing Kevin Durant to Brookly Nets, the Warriors have not been able to cope with the pressure. Injuries to Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry did not help their cause as well. The Warriors started this season pretty badly, with them unable to turn things around from their last season. It seemed like they have started the new season where they had left from. The Warriors suffered a heavy defeat against the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks at the beginning of the season.

Coach Steve Kerr was under a lot of pressure after the poor performance from the last season. But the management stuck with the veteran. After the first half of the season, things were not shaping very well, with the Warriors not even in the top ten of the Western Conference. But as the season progressed, the Warriors seemed to find their mojo with Curry again performing at his absolute best. Draymond Green also coming up with big displays, proving many of us wrong that he still belongs to the highest level. 

One of the major boosts to the Warriors season was their new acquisition, Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins at his very first season with the Warriors played one of the most consistent seasons of his career. With these three being at their full prime, the Warriors are definitely the team to be feared. But the major worrying sign for the six times champions is that they lack the depth in their roster. If any one of these three gets injured, it would be curtains for the Philadelphia native team. 

Key Duels in L.A Lakers vs Golden St. Warriors

LeBron James vs Stephen Curry
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives against LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their preseason game at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 123-113.

LeBron James vs Stephen Curry

The most fierce rivalry between the individuals of the modern NBA is definitely this one. The LeBron-Curry match-up is one for the ages. This match-up probably lies in the same category of greatness as Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan in the early 2000s. Both LeBron James and Stephen Curry have won three championships each. 

The last time these two met in the finals was the famous Game 7 of the 2016 NBA finals. The Warriors were the defending champions and were pretty much on their way to win the championship but only for King LeBron James, who turned the game on his head. The Cleveland Cavaliers were 3-1 down in the finals, but James quickly changed the complexion of the tie, returning the scores to 3-3. Going into the final game, LeBron James was charged up as ever and this thing was surely the difference in the end with LeBron and the Cavaliers winning the title. It was LeBron’s second championship, the first one with Miami Heat. 

Stephen Curry was the undisputed MVP that season, scoring NBA record 402 3-pointers. But it was LeBron who stole all the limelight from the Ohio-born Curry. Curry went on to win the championships next two seasons, taking his tally to the 3. But James won the championship with the Lakers, so now both are tied on 3 championships each. The two best players to ever play the game, will now again scuffle, but this time in a play-in tournament. Curry will be looking to avenge his loss in the 2016 finals against James this time around. While the undisputed King will look to continue his good work against the Warriors this time as well.

 

L.A Lakers vs Goldens St. Warriors

Andrew Wiggins vs Anthony Davis

Since the acquisition of Andrew Wiggins, the Warriors management was confident to get the best out of the 6 ft 7 in shooting Guard. The Warriors showed faith in the 26 years old and it is paying off well in the ongoing season. Wiggins always had the ability to score when needed but the thing that let down him and his team was his inconsistent display in the defense. But this season, Wiggins has worked hard on his defense and it clearly shows in his game. 

On Wednesday night, Wiggin will be up against the inform Anthony Davis and LeBron James. It will be very interesting how he manages the Big forwards of the Lakers.

Anthony Davis is coming fresh from his ankle injury. But he has shown signs of good form against the New Orleans Pelicans and Indiana Pacers lately. 

The mouth-watering contest will definitely be a treat to watch and if you are an NBA fan, you should not be missing these duels between the two of the very best in the league.             

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