Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers game 40: How to watch

SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Garrett Temple
SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Garrett Temple /

The Sacramento Kings travel to face the Los Angeles Lakers in game 40 of their regular season on Jan. 9.  This article details how to watch that contest.

The Sacramento Kings travel for the first time in 2018 to face the Los Angeles Lakers.  The two teams battle for the second time this regular season.  The Kings hosted the Lakers on Nov. 22, and Willie Cauley-Stein scored 26 points to lead Sacramento to a 113-102 victory.  Below is a highlight of that game so you can see these teams match up on the court.

Without further ado, here is how to watch tonight’s contest between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Start Time

The game begins at approximately 10:30 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. PT.

TV Info

The national television audience is back for this rivalry contest.  NBA TV will have coverage tonight.  For local viewers in the Kings market, the game is still available on NBC Sports California.  The Lakers have the local access via Spectrum SportsNet.

Live Stream

The national television broadcast limits the streaming options for this game.  The Kings still have their local live stream is available through NBC Sports California’s website or the NBC Sports app.  The Lakers have their local live stream through Spectrum SportsNet.  The non-local fans, you can watch on NBA League Pass, but not live.  League Pass has a three-hour hold for national TV games so once the game ends you must wait 180 minutes before you can watch.


The game is available on the following radio stations: KHTK Sports 1140 AM, 710 AM ESPN/ 1330 AM ESPN Deportes

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Final thoughts

The Kings need your support tonight.  They are facing the second of a back-to-back against a fresher team on the road.  Not to mention it is a rivalry game and one Sacramento never wants to lose.  The Kings need to take care of the ball and play good team defense if they are going to leave the Staples Center tonight victorious.  Enjoy the contest.

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