The Lakers and Clippers will meet at the Staples Center on Christmas Day for one of the most anticipated games of the 2019-20 season.
When the two Los Angeles teams faced off on the NBA's Opening Night, Kawhi Leonard (30 points, six rebounds, five assists) led the Clippers to a 112-102 victory over the Lakers. The matchup will be different this time, though, as All-Star forward Paul George is available. Since returning from offseason shoulder surgeries, George has been on fire, shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis, meanwhile, are thriving with the Lakers, averaging more than 50 points per game combined. They could be setting the stage for an eventual Western Conference finals showdown with Leonard and George — most basketball fans wouldn't be disappointed with that outcome.
Here is everything you need to know to watch Lakers vs. Clippers, including the tipoff time and TV channel for the Christmas Day game.
What channel is Lakers vs. Clippers on today?
- TV channel: ABC
- Live stream: Watch ESPN
Lakers vs. Clippers will be broadcast live on ABC. Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson are on the call with Lisa Salters reporting from the sideline.
You can also live-stream the game via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
Lakers vs. Clippers: What time is tipoff?
- Date: Wednesday, Dec. 25
- Start time: 5 p.m. PT | 8 p.m. ET
The 8 p.m. ET tipoff (5 p.m. PT) marks the fourth game of the NBA's Christmas Day slate. The Pelicans and Nuggets will follow at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT).
Lakers schedule 2019
Here are the Lakers' next five games:
|Dec. 25||vs. Clippers||8 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Dec. 28||at Trail Blazers||10 p.m. ET||—|
|Dec. 29||vs. Mavericks||9:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Jan. 1||vs. Suns||10:30 p.m. ET||—|
|Jan. 3||vs. Pelicans||10:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
Clippers schedule 2019
Here are the Clippers' next five games:
|Dec. 25||at Lakers||8 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Dec. 28||vs. Jazz||10:30 p.m. ET||—|
|Dec. 31||at Kings||5 p.m. ET||—|
|Jan. 2||vs. Pistons||10:30 p.m. ET||NBA TV|
|Jan. 4||vs. Grizzlies||3:30 p.m. ET||—|