Viewers will watch Cavs vs. Lakers live stream online and TV coverage of an anticipated battle between LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, should both be suited up for the game. Throughout the 2016 NBA basketball season, Kobe has done his best to bid farewell to the fans in each stadium he’s visited as well as the players he’s competed against. Tonight will be the final time LeBron and the Cavs visit the Staples Center with Bryant as a member of the team, due to his impending retirement. Can Los Angeles manage to snag yet another surprise win like they did against the best team in the West, the Golden State Warriors? Tonight’s 2016 NBA live streaming and televised presentation comes through various TNT network sources.
According to ESPN.com in their March 10 report, Lakers small forward Kobe Bryant is listed as questionable for tonight’s showdown against LeBron. Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reported that Kobe was “50-50” in terms of his potential to play tonight, which was the same he was listed as for the Lakers’ win over Orlando at home that he sat out. One would think Kobe would want to be on the court for this final arrival of the man many have considered his biggest NBA rival over the years, but he has seemed to sit out at home more often than the road too. If Kobe sits out again, LeBron James will finish with a 15-6 record in head-to-head meetings between he and Bryant.
The two teams have already met this season at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. In that game, the Cavaliers won 120-111. Bryant scored 17 points in the loss with six rebounds and three assists, while LeBron James had 29 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists to lead his team to the victory. As of right now, Los Angeles has won several recent games leading many to wonder if this young team is looking to break out with the addition of another major rookie or free agent signing once Kobe departs. They are already out of contention for the postseason, while the Cavaliers are currently trying to maintain their overall lead in the Eastern Conference to lock up the top spot ahead of the playoffs.
The odds for tonight’s game favor the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers by 11 points on the spread. The Cavs are 29-33-1 overall against the spread, with a 15-15 record on the road. Los Angeles has a 32-33 overall record ATS with a 15-15 home record. For the moneyline, Cleveland is a -675 favorite with the home team Lakers priced at +500. The over/under points total is at 210 points for the complete game. The future odds list lists Cleveland as a 7 to 2 favorite to win the NBA Finals, with the Lakers not listed due to the fact they are out of contention for the postseason.
The Cavs vs. Lakers game is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday night. Live television coverage for this game will be exclusively available on TNT channel around the United States. To watch the game feed live streaming online, U.S. cable and satellite viewers will need to go to the TNT Drama website or WatchTNT apps. All viewers can watch the live stream online free at TNT Overtime which provides multiple camera feeds from around the court. Sling TV is another option for live streaming coverage, with a 7-day free trial signup currently available for new subscribers. For live audio commentary, Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners can hear the Lakers coverage on channel 207 or Cavaliers coverage on Internet channel 885.