Los Angeles Lakers versus Phoenix Suns first round

The Phoenix Suns are excited to return to the NBA postseason.

In the first round they meet the reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.

Here is the full schedule for the Western Conference NBA playoff matchup between the Lakers, seed # 7, and the Suns, seed # 2.

The Suns, as the higher seed, can host the first two games before the series moves to Los Angeles for games 3 and 4.

Game 5 of the Best-of-7 series will be played in Phoenix if necessary, and Game 6 is planned in Los Angeles if necessary.

As the higher seed, the suns would host a possible seventh and final game in the series.

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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA playoff first round schedule

  • Game 1: Sunday, May 23, Lakers at Suns, 12:30 p.m., ABC
  • Game 2: Tuesday, May 25, Lakers at Suns, 7 p.m., Bally Sports Arizona / TNT
  • Game 3: Thursday, May 27, Suns at Lakers, 7 p.m., Bally Sports Arizona / TNT
  • Game 4: Sunday, May 30th, Suns at Lakers, 12:30 p.m., ABC
  • Game 5 *: Tuesday June 1st, Lakers at Suns, TBD, TBD
  • Game 6 *: Thursday June 3, Suns at Lakers, TBD, TBD
  • Game 7 *: Saturday June 5th, Lakers at Suns, TBD, TBD

*if necessary

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May 9, 2021;  Los Angeles, California, USA;  Los Angeles Lakers striker Anthony Davis (3) ricochets off Phoenix Suns striker Mikal Bridges (25) in the first half at Staples Center.  Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

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