Los Angeles Lakers: How to watch, listen vs Utah Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 03: Brook Lopez
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 03: Brook Lopez /

The Los Angeles Lakers are hosting the Utah Jazz on April 8th at the STAPLES Center. Here is all the information you need to watch or listen to the game!

The Los Angeles Lakers 2017-18 season is winding down. There are only three games remaining in the regular season. The first of those remaining three games will be played this afternoon against the Utah Jazz.

This will be the third time this season that the teams face off. The Jazz have won the first two meetings, one all the way back on Oct. 28 and the second game being played last week.

Last week’s game was a high scoring affair as Utah won 117-110. It was a much-needed victory for Utah, who is in a dogfight in the Western Conference for a playoff spot. Los Angeles, on the other hand, will be looking to play spoiler.

The Lakers were shorthanded in the game last week and very well could be today as well. Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball both missed last week’s matchup. Ingram will not play today, but there is a chance that Ball could return.

Ball was upgraded to questionable for the game today after going through some drills on Saturday. That is a step in the right direction for the Lakers’ starting point guard, who is dealing with a left knee contusion.

While Ball may return, the Lakers could be without fellow rookie, Kyle Kuzma. Kuzma is dealing with a mild left ankle sprain and is questionable for the game as well.

If Ball and Kuzma are unable to suit up, the Lakers will need other players to step up. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a team-high 28 points in the game last week. Getting another scoring performance like that would help immensely.

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Julius Randle nearly triple-doubled against Utah, scoring 12 points with 12 rebounds and nine assists. He will once again be the focal point of the offense as he looks to close out a strong season on a high note.

In the last meeting, the Lakers were torched by the Jazz backcourt. Ricky Rubio scored 31 points, while rookie phenom Donovan Mitchell scored 26. If Los Angeles has any hopes of picking up a victory today, slowing down those two is imperative.

Will the Lakers pull off the upset and hurt another team’s playoff chances? Or will Utah continue rolling and move closer to locking down a playoff spot? We will have to watch and see!

Here is all the information you need to watch the Lakers and Jazz this afternoon!

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Date: April 8th, 2018

Start time: 6 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. PT

Location: Los Angeles, California

Stadium: STAPLES Center

TV Info: National: ATTSN-RM, SpecSN/D, SpecSN/D

Radio Info: 97.5 FM | 1280 AM The Zone, 710 AM ESPN / 1330 AM ESPN DEPORTES

Live Stream: NBA League Pass