The 2013 NBA live streaming and televised games available for fans through Nov. 5 include a wide variety of exciting early season matchups. Among the featured games on TV and live online for Wednesday, Oct. 30 will be a Western Conference battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. The Lakers have already achieved their first win of the season having defeated the hometown rival Clippers on opening night at the Staples Center. Now the Warriors will seek their first win of the season on their own home court. The latest NBA live stream online and TV matchup comes courtesy of NBA TV and League Pass.
According to ESPN.com, among the offseason acquisitions for the Warriors who will be featured in tonight's contest are Andre Iguodola, formerly of the rival Denver Nuggets. He'll join a team that includes one of the most talented shooting backcourts in the league consisting of Klay Thompson and Stephan Curry. Add in David Lee and Andrew Bogut, and it's a formidable squad that is no longer "under the radar" like they were heading into the playoffs last season.
Curry said of the team's goal to improve upon last season's success:
"I think we understand the position we're in. We played well for a year. That's awesome. But we have to capitalize on that momentum."
Last postseason Curry averaged 27.1 points a game on 43.9% shooting, but he was hampered by ankle problems after spraining it in the first round against Denver. The team was also hurt by injuries during the regular season to Andrew Bogut, and postseason to David Lee. Lee made a few returns to the court, but the Warriors ultimately fell to the Spurs in the postseason. Now they start a fresh new season, and host the 1-0 Lakers at the ORACLE Arena in Oakland.
The Lakers are 1-0 after surprising many fans and analysts with an opening-night victory 116-103 over the Clippers. Far from a household name (yet), new Lakers player Xavier Henry had a career-high 22 points in the win, while Jordan Farmar and Pau Gasol also scored in double digits. Gasol notched a triple double, and the rout allowed the aging-Steve Nash to rest the fourth quarter.
Henry said of this season's "new look Lakers" who are without Kobe Bryant due to his recovery from injury:
"We're a deep team, and people don't think we're that good. That always fuels us. People are saying we're going to finish 12th or whatever, but we have a great group of guys who go out there and play hard. We're young. We're athletic. We get after it."
While Henry believes in his team early, odds makers don't buy into the Lakers just yet. The Warriors enter this game as home favorites by 12 points at many sports books, with the over/under bet set at 206 total points for this fast-paced West coast game. The only notable injury listed is Kobe Bryant, with local game coverage for the two teams on CSN-BA and TWC SN as well as DTV 216, 691 and 696.
Wednesday night's matchup between the Lakers and Warriors has a scheduled start time of 10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. NBA TV will be televising the game for cable and satellite viewers across the country. In addition to the TV coverage, fans can also try out a free trial of NBA League Pass for mobile devices, broadband, or TV through Nov. 5, as part of a special promotion. The trial allows fans to sample the subscription service for about a week, giving them choice to watch multiple games on the schedule. See more details here at NBA.com for how to watch.