The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns make up one of the most overlooked rivalries in the NBA. Whether it be Kobe Bryant vs Steve Nash or the recent battle in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, the Suns and Lakers have produced memorable moments for NBA fans.
The two teams square off again on Wednesday night in a game that could have big implications. While the Suns are comfortably going to make the playoffs, the Lakers are trying to make the climb up the Western Conference standings to secure a playoff spot.
Kevin Durant and LeBron James won’t be playing in the game but it is still a star-studded matchup that will give fans a good idea of where the Lakers measure up compared to their Western Conference rivals.
What time is Lakers vs Suns tonight?
Tip-off between the Lakers and Suns is scheduled for 7 p.m. PDT. It will be the finale of a busy NBA day with 10 games in total throughout the league. Lakers vs. Suns is the only game scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. PDT.
What channel is Lakers vs Suns on? Live stream info:
Putting two high-profile teams on a Wednesday night NBA primetime slot was a no-brainer for the league. This game will be broadcast by ESPN and can be watched on the ESPN app if you log in through your cable provider.
If you do not have a cable provider, you can sign up for a seven-day free trial of FuboTV. FuboTV carries ESPN as well as other major sports broadcast networks.
Lakers vs Suns matchup history:
The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns have played twice this season with Phoenix coming away victoriously in both contests. Neither game has been particularly close, as the Suns won the first matchup by 10 and the second matchup by 26.
In fact, Phoenix has dominated this head-to-head matchup in recent yeas. The Suns have won six games in a row against the Lakers in the regular season. If we extend that to the playoffs, Phoenix has won nine games in a row against LA.
The purple and gold have not beaten the Suns in a game since LeBron taunted Jae Crowder while posting him up. The last time LA has won in the regular season was on May 9, 2021.
Despite the recent results, the Lake Show still has a comfortable margin in the all-time head-to-head record. LA has won 146 games as opposed to Phoenix’s 115.