The Lakers will look to get their first victory of the new season after losing their opener on Tuesday to the Denver Nuggets, 119-107. The contest was almost like a replay of last season’s Western Conference Finals, when they got outmuscled and outhustled in a four-game sweep.
Phoenix has virtually an all-new team compared to the one it had just several months ago after trading for Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal. It will have to develop chemistry and cohesion, but once it does, it will have as much star power as any team in the NBA behind Durant, Beal and holdover All-Star Devin Booker.
This contest will be the first regular season matchup between LeBron James and Kevin Durant since Christmas Day 2018, and it will be a nice treat for the crowd at Crypto.com Arena.
How to watch
Here’s when you should tune in to see the game:
Date: Oct. 26, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. PT
TV Channel: TNT
Live Stream: Sling TV (watch for free)
Lakers versus Suns injury report
Suns: Bradley Beal (low back tightness) and Devin Booker (left foot soreness) are doubtful and Damion Lee (right meniscus surgery) is out.
Probable starting lineups
The following were the starters for both teams in their previous games: