Lakers vs. Pelicans live score, updates, highlights from 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament game

The NBA postseason kicks off Tuesday with the Western Conference Play-In Tournament.

The Pelicans will host the Lakers in a matchup where the winner will secure the No. 7 seed and a first-round series against the defending champion Nuggets. The loser’s season will not be over yet. They’ll take on the winner of the Warriors vs. Kings 9-10 game for a chance to claim the No. 8 seed and a first-round series with the Thunder.

LeBron James and the Lakers were in this same position last season, winning their first Play-In game before going on a run to the Western Conference Finals. The Pelicans are no stranger to the Play-In either, participating in the tournament for the third year in a row.

This time, New Orleans will have star forward Zion Williamson available for his first-ever postseason game.

Will the Lakers take care of business and secure a playoff spot, or will the Pelicans learn from last year’s exit and clinch the No. 7 seed? The Sporting News has you covered with live updates, highlights, and more below.

PREVIEW: Predictions for Lakers vs. Pelicans Play-In game

Lakers vs. Pelicans live score

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Lakers vs. Pelicans live updates, highlights


6:07 p.m.: Lakers head coach Darvin Ham says “In all likelihood, he’ll be out there. For sure,” when asked about Anthony Davis’ status for Tuesday night.

5:35 p.m.: After experiencing back and hip spasms on Sunday, Anthony Davis is warming up for tonight’s game.

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Davis said he’d definitely be playing against his former team and he appears to be on track to do so.

4:50 p.m.: Tip-off is over two hours away but LeBron James is already on-site at the Smoothie King Center and ready to get to work.

Lakers vs. Pelicans betting odds

The Pelicans opened as 1.5-point favorites over the Lakers according to BetMGM, an authorized gaming operator of the NBA.

  Spread Total Moneyline
Lakers +1.5 (-115) o224.5 (-110) +100
Pelicans -1.5 (-105) u224.5 (-110) -120

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Lakers vs. Pelicans date start time, TV channel, live stream

  • Date: Tuesday, April 16
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live stream: Sling

In the United States, Lakers vs. Pelicans will air nationally on TNT. Viewers in the U.S. can also stream Lakers vs. Pelicans on Sling TV.


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