What channel is Lakers vs. Celtics on tonight? Time, TV schedule, live stream for NBA Christmas Day game

The Lakers will host the Celtics at Crypto.com Arena on Christmas Day.

The Lakers are having a tough go as of late. They’ve lost four of their last five games, sliding to 16-14 and clinging to the No. 9 seed in the Western Conference.

The Celtics are at the top of the Eastern Conference, though the Bucks are right behind them. They’ve won seven of their last eight games behind the brilliant play of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Derrick White.

LeBron James is 10-7 on Christmas Day in his career, putting him in position to pass former Heat teammate Dwyane Wade (10-3) for the most Christmas Day victories by a single player. He’s played on every Christmas Day since 2007, but he hasn’t registered a win since the Lakers defeated the Mavericks in 2020.

Which team will come away victorious in this classic Christmas battle?

Here is everything you need to know about Lakers vs. Celtics, including TV and streaming options for the game.

What channel is Lakers vs. Celtics on?

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 25
  • TV channel: ABC/ESPN
  • Live streaming: Sling TV

Lakers vs. Celtics will air on ABC and ESPN. Viewers can also stream the game on Sling TV.

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Lakers vs. Celtics start time

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 25
  • Time: 5 p.m. ET | 2 p.m. PT

Lakers vs. Celtics will tip off around 5 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 25. The game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

Lakers schedule 2023-24

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

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel
Dec. 25 vs. Celtics 5 p.m. ABC/ESPN
Dec. 28 vs. Hornets 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 30 at Timberwolves 8 p.m.
Dec. 31 at Pelicans 7 p.m.
Jan. 3 vs. Heat 10 p.m. ESPN

Celtics schedule 2023-24

Here are Boston’s next five games of the 2023-24 regular season:

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel
Dec. 25 at Lakers 5 p.m. ABC/ESPN
Dec. 28 vs. Pistons 7:30 p.m. NBA TV
Dec. 29 vs. Raptors 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 31 at Spurs 7 p.m.
Jan. 2 at Thunder 8 p.m.

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