The Suns vs Lakers live stream is scheduled to start today (Thursday, June 3) at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT.
The game is on TNT, which is available on Sling TV, currently on sale down to $10 for the first month (opens in new tab).
The Suns vs Lakers live stream is the fork in the road for LeBron James and company. Phoenix, trying to wrap things up in this NBA playoffs live stream definitely hopes that King James' crew goes down the wrong way. The good news for L.A.? Anthony Davis is reportedly starting tonight.
Tuesday night’s Game 5 was never close. Playing for the first time in the playoffs without Anthony Davis, the Lakers were blown out 115-85. The Suns held L.A. to just 10 points in the second quarter and controlled the game the rest of the way. LeBron James didn’t mince words after the loss, “we got our ass kicked, plain and simple.” James scored 24 points in the loss, but due to Davis’ groin injury the Lakers were without another top-tier scoring threat.
Devin Booker will go into Game 6 looking to help advance his team to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since Steve Nash was leading the Suns in 2010. Booker struggled from the floor in Games 3 and 4 but bounced back in Game 5 scoring 30 points for the third time in this series.
While the Lakers are dealing with Davis’ injury, the Suns had their own injury scare Tuesday night. Chris Paul hit the ground after he was fouled at the 6:47 mark of the third quarter and grabbed his shoulder. The same shoulder that the 36-year-old guard hurt in Game 1 of this series. After hitting both free throws, Paul left the game and did not return. He is expected to play in Game 6.
Despite losing by 30 in Game 5, the Lakers enter Game 6 as 3-point home favorites.
How to avoid Suns vs Lakers blackouts with a VPN
If you've had to leave your own "bubble" -- or you've been hit by a dreaded local blackout -- and you can't watch Suns vs Lakers live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.
Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.
Suns vs Lakers live streams in the US
In the U.S. Suns vs Lakers airs on TNT, tipping off at 10:30 p.m. ET.
ESPN and TNT are both included in the Sling Orange package, which costs $35. Sling will be a perfect place to watch all of the NBA playoffs, as ABC games will simulcast on ESPN3, and Sling Orange gets you TNT, ESPN, ESPN3, and its Sports Extra pack gets you NBA TV.
Sling and Fubo are two of the picks on our best streaming services list, but we go with Sling here even though it doesn't have ABC (though you can get it with one of the best TV antennas), as those games will be on ESPN3.
Suns vs Lakers live streams in the UK
British basketball fans have had a bad run of luck on Sky Sports (opens in new tab) — and tonight is no exception. The Suns vs Lakers live stream is not on Sky.
NBA League Pass is also available in the U.K., as an alternative.
Suns vs Lakers live streams in Canada
Hoops fans in Canada can catch Suns vs Lakers live streams on SportsNet. The game is on SN1.
NBA League Pass is also available in Canada.