LeBron James and the Lakers aim to continue their dominance against the rising Mavericks on Christmas Day at the Staples Center.
The defending NBA champions have apparently moved even further away from the pack this offseason, adding Dennis Schröder, Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol and Wesley Matthews, despite losing some valuable role-players like Danny Green and Rajon Rondo. Los Angeles also banned seven-time all-star Anthony Davis for the future and signed a five-year extension of $ 190 million. The Lakers are the current betting favorite who repeats himself as the NBA champion.
Dallas may have finished seventh in the Western Conference rankings last season, but the Mavs are ready for a run at the top as Luka Doncic and a healthy Kristaps Porzingis keep growing. While Dallas didn't land a third star this off-season, they traded for Philadelphia’s Josh Richardson and designed Stanford’s sniper Tyrell Terry to give Doncic a pair of marksmen to help clear the place.
Everything you need to know about Lakers vs. Mavericks, including the start time and TV channel for the game on Christmas Day.
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Which channel is Lakers vs. Mavericks today?
- TV channel: ABC
- Live broadcast: Watch ESPN
Lakers vs. Mavericks are broadcast live on ABC. Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson are on the phone with Rachel Nichols, who is reporting from the sidelines.
You can also stream the game live through Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
Lakers vs. Mavericks start time
- date: Friday December 25th
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET
The 5 p.m. ET tipoff is the fourth game of the NBA on Christmas Day. The clippers and nuggets will follow at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Lakers plan for 2020
Here are the Lakers' next five games:
|25 December||Mavericks||8 p.m. ET||ABC|
|December 27th||Timberwolves||10 p.m. ET||– –|
|December 28th||Trail blazer||10 p.m. ET||– –|
|30th of December||at Spurs||8:30 p.m. ET||– –|
|January 1st||at Spurs||8 p.m. ET||– –|
Mavericks are planning for 2020
Here are the Mavs' next five games:
|25 December||at Lakers||8 p.m. ET||ABC|
|December 27th||at Clippers||3:30 pm. ET||– –|
|30th of December||Hornets||8:30 p.m. ET||– –|
|January 1st||heat||7 p.m. ET||– –|
|January 3rd||at Bulls||8 p.m. ET||– –|