Apr 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) is defended by San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Spurs 91-86. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2013, Lakers Vs. Spurs Game 1: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule And More


The first game of our Western Conference double header and the second game of a slate of NBA Playoff duals on Sunday features the Los Angeles Lakers trying to stay afloat against the San Antonio Spurs. Any other year and this is a premier series, but thanks to recent injuries in Los Angeles, this one might end up being about something more than guts and glory.

Kobe Bryant’s knee injury is the one and only headline coming into Game 1 of this series and despite everything else going on with these two teams, no one will be able to shake the fact that Kobe’s not out there. This probably won’t be an image we get used to soon, but it puts the Lakers in even hotter water than they were before.

Can Dwight Howard and Steve Nash boost the Lakers and what time do the Lakers and Spurs tip off? We’ve got all of the information you will need to know to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: San Antonio, TX
Venue: AT&T Center
TV Info: ABC
Live Stream: ESPN 3 (may be blacked out in your area)

Here is the entire schedule for today’s games:

Sunday, April 21
Matchup Time (ET) Channel
Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (Game 1) 1 p.m. TNT
Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs (Game 1)   3:30 p.m. ABC
Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat (Game 1) 7 p.m. TNT
Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder (Game 1) 9:30 p.m. TNT

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the NBA Playoffs for the latest news and coverage.

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