Halftime: Suns 52, Lakers 48

11:15 p.m. — The Lakers cut the deficit to four points heading into the half, led by LeBron and AD who have 11 points apiece. D’Angelo Russell has 10 at the break.

Kevin Durant leads the Suns with a game-high 15 points, despite attracting a TON of attention from the Lakers’ defense. 

11:11 p.m. — KD is heating up! The Suns are now 5-of-5 since he checked back into the game. He’s up to a game-high 13 points. Suns lead 50-47. 

11:04 p.m. — Durant checks back into the game for Phoenix with 5:55 remaining in Q2.

11:02 p.m. — Davis splashes the triple to give the Lakers the lead, 38-35.

11:00 p.m. — Here comes LeBron!

The Lakers turn defense into offense as Gabe Vincent feeds LeBron for the baseline dunk. That’s now 11 assists on 15 made field goals. 

It’s now a 20-5 run since Durant went to the bench after playing all 12 minutes in Q1.

10:50 p.m. — The Lakers have kicked into gear to start the second, taking advantage of the Suns’ second unit, with a 13-4 run to cut the lead to 35-31. Timeout Suns. 

End of first quarter: Suns 30, Lakers 18

10:41 p.m. — The Suns go into the first break with a 12-point lead, holding the Lakers to just 8-of-23 (34.8%) shooting.

Goodwin and Gordon lead the Suns with seven points apiece, while Durant has six points and three rebounds. 

10:34 p.m. — Phoenix is making it rain from deep in Q1 as they make it a 21-5 run to take a double-digit lead with LeBron James off the floor. Eric Gordon and Jordan Goodwin have made the difference early tonight. Suns lead 26-16.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are just 2-of-11 from the field!

10:30 p.m. — The Nurk to KD connection putting in work tonight. 

10:26 p.m. — The Lakers are putting on the clamps on the defensive end, contesting shots, fighting for loose balls. This is exactly what Darvin ham wants to see. They lead 16-14.

10:18 p.m. — The Lakers are off to a fast start in their home opener, racing out to a 9-3 lead!

Anthony Davis has been aggressive at the rim to start the contest, with five of LA’s first nine points. 


Here’s how both teams will line up tonight to start:


  • D’Angelo Russell
  • Austin Reaves
  • Taurean Prince
  • LeBron James
  • Anthony Davis


  • Eric Gordon
  • Grayson Allen
  • Josh Okogie
  • Kevin Durant
  • Jusuf Nurkic

9:30 p.m. — LeBron getting loose ahead of tip-off! It’s nearly game time. 

9:20 p.m. — “I’m looking forward to hooping against arguably the best ever,” Durant on LeBron.

9:00 p.m. — The last time we saw LeBron and Durant two square off in a regular season game came back in 2918 on Christmas Day!

The head-to-head numbers paint a pretty picture.

What channel is Lakers vs Suns on?

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 26
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live streaming: Sling TV

Lakers vs Suns will air on TNT. Sling TV will also offer a streaming option. Kevin Harlan will handle play-by-play duties alongside analysts Reggie Miller and Candace Parker. Jared Greenberg will report from the sideline.

Fans in the U.S. can watch the biggest games of the 2023-24 NBA season on Sling TV, which is now offering HALF OFF your first month! Sling base packages (Sling Orange or Sling Blue) start at just $20 for your first month, or you can get Sling Orange + Blue starting at $27.50 for your first month. There are no long-term contracts, and you can change your channel lineup anytime. DVR is included along with thousands of on-demand shows and movies.

Lakers vs Suns start time

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 26
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET

Lakers vs Suns from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles will tip off around 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local time) on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Lakers schedule 2023-24

Here are Los Angeles’ first five games of the 2023-24 regular season:

Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result TV channel
Oct. 24 at Nuggets L, 119-107 TNT
Oct. 26 vs Suns 10 p.m. TNT
Oct. 29 at Kings 9 p.m.
Oct. 30 vs Magic 10:30 p.m. NBA TV
Nov. 1 vs Clippers 10 p.m. ESPN

Suns schedule 2023-24

Here are Phoenix’s first five games of the 2023-24 regular season:

Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result TV channel
Oct. 24 at Warriors W, 108-104 TNT
Oct. 26 at Lakers 10 p.m. TNT
Oct. 28 vs Jazz 10 p.m. NBA TV
Oct. 31 vs Spurs 10 p.m. TNT
Nov. 2 vs Spurs 10 p.m. NBA TV