LeBron James and the Lakers are looking to continue their reign of domination against the rising Mavericks at Staples Center on Christmas Day.
The reigning NBA champions have seemingly distanced themselves from the pack even further this offseason, adding Dennis Schröder, Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol and Wesley Matthews despite losing some valuable players like Danny Green and Rajon Rondo. Los Angeles has also locked down seven-time All-Star Anthony Davis for the future, signing him to a five-year extension of $ 190 million. The Lakers are current repeat betting favorites as NBA champions.
Dallas may have finished seventh in the Western Conference standings last season, but the Mavs are set for a race to the top with the continued growth of Luka Doncic and a healthy Kristaps Porzingis. While Dallas failed to land a third star this offseason, they traded to Josh Richardson of Philadelphia and enlisted marksman guard Tyrell Terry of Stanford to give Doncic a pair of shooters to help space the ground.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Lakers vs Mavericks, including prediction time and TV channel for the Christmas Day game.
What channel is Lakers vs Mavericks used on today?
- TV channel: ABC
- Direct: Watch ESPN
Lakers vs Mavericks will air live on ABC. Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson are on call with Rachel Nichols reporting from the sideline.
You can also stream the game live through Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.
Lakers vs Mavericks start time
- Dated: Friday 25 December
- Start time8 p.m. ET
The 5 p.m. ET tipoff marks the fourth game on the NBA Christmas slate. The Clippers and Nuggets will follow at 10:30 p.m. ET.
2020 Lakers Calendar
Here are the next five games for the Lakers:
|Dec 25||against Mavericks||8 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Dec 27||vs. Timberwolves||10 p.m. ET||–|
|Dec 28||vs. Trail Blazers||10 p.m. ET||–|
|December 30||to the Spurs||8:30 p.m. ET||–|
|January 1st||to the Spurs||8 p.m. ET||–|
2020 Mavericks Calendar
Here are the next five games for the Mavs:
|Dec 25||at Lakers||8 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Dec 27||at Clippers||3:30 p.m. ET||–|
|December 30||against Hornets||8:30 p.m. ET||–|
|January 1st||vs heat||7 p.m. ET||–|
|January 3||at Bulls||8 p.m. ET||–|