The Los Angeles Lakers continue their GRAMMYs road trip with another tough matchup against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference in the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 76ers, despite missing an All-Star in Ben Simmons, have remained afloat behind the MVP-caliber play of Joel Embiid, who has been otherworldly as of late. The superstar big man is enjoying one of the most dominant stretches of his career, going for over 30 points in five consecutive games while sprinkling in a 40-point and 50-point game during that stretch.
Joel Embiid joins Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain as the only @sixers with multiple 50 point games!
🏀 50 PTS | 12 SBR | 3BLK pic.twitter.com/5uTYUAsiEY
— NBA (@NBA) January 20, 2022
Over the 76ers’ last 14 games, they own a strong 11-3 record behind Embiid’s play. Over that span, Embiid is averaging a jaw-dropping 34.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
He’ll be put to the test against the Lakers, who just returned their star forward Anthony Davis from a 17-game absence due to a sprained MCL. Davis, if he suits up for this one, will surely draw the assignment of trying to contain one of the hottest players in the NBA right now.
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And speaking of red hot, LeBron James is scoring the ball like he’s a 23-year-old kid again, averaging 30.0 points per game since the new year. In a 10-game span, James has gone for 30-plus points six times, doing all he can to get the struggling Lakers back on track.
LeBron is in one of those modes 😤
29.0 PPG (Highest since 2010)
2.8 Threes Per Game (Career-High) pic.twitter.com/hw7Qui6KU1
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 24, 2022
In a battle between two certified MVP candidates, this matchup will be must-see-TV.
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Lakers vs. 76ers live streams
- Live streams: SlingTV | Watch TNT App
What time does Lakers vs. 76ers start?
- Date: Thursday, Jan. 27
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT
What channel is Lakers vs. 76ers on?
- NationalTV: TNT
- Regional: Spectrum SportsNet, NBC Sports Philadelphia
Lakers upcoming schedule
|Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||National TV|
|Jan 27||at 76ers||7:30 PM||TNT|
|Jan 28||at Hornets||7:30 PM||–|
|Jan 30||at Hawks||1:00 PM||–|
|Feb 2||vs. Trail Blazers||10:30 PM||–|
|Feb 3||at Clippers||10:00 PM||TNT|
(All times Eastern.)
76ers upcoming schedule
|Jan 27||vs. Lakers||7:30 PM||TNT|
|Jan 29||vs. King’s||7:30 PM||–|
|Jan 31||vs. grizzlies||7:00 PM||–|
|Feb 2||vs. Wizards||7:00 PM||–|
|Feb 4||at Mavericks||8:30 PM||–|
(All times Eastern.)
NBA schedule for 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.
Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Trade Deadlines: Feb 10
- NBA All-Star 2022: Feb 18-20
- Regular season concludes: April 10
- Play-In Tournament: April 12-15
- Playoffs begin: April 16
- NBA Finals begin: June 2
- 2022 NBA Draft: June 23