Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight in Bucks vs. Lakers on TNT?

Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight in Bucks vs. Lakers on TNT?

After a rough early half of January, where they lost six of eight, the Bucks seemed to have bounced back by winning seven of their next nine. 

They are currently on a four-game Western Conference road trip, having won against the Trail Blazers and Clippers. After playing the Lakers on Tuesday, the wrap-up their road trip in Phoenix on Thursday.

Against the Clippers on Sunday, the reigning NBA champions dominated and won 137-113. 

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Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight? 

Having missed just a couple of games since Christmas Day, the Greek Freak is most likely to suit-up against the Lakers. Not being listed on the team’s latest injury reports helps as well. 

Through 45 appearances this season, Antetokounmpo has led the team to a 29-16 record with averages of 28.9 points, 11.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists (tied career-high).  

The previous time the Bucks faced the Lakers, on Nov. 17, he erupted for a season-high 47 points and led the defending champions to a 109-102 victory. 

At this point, Antetokounmpo is ranked No. 3 on NBA.com’s latest MVP Ladder with only big men Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic ranked ahead of him. 

What channel is Lakers vs. Bucks on? 

  • TV channel (national): TNT
  • Live stream: NBA League Pass

This game of the star-studded Lakers hosting the defending champions will be broadcasted nationally on TNT. It will also be available to stream on-demand on NBA League Pass. 

Both the Lakers and the Bucks are two of the top four teams with respect to the most nationally televised games during the 2021-22 season.

The Los Angeles franchise leads the league with 42 games on TNT, ESPN or NBA TV while the Bucks rank fourth with 36 games.

Lakers vs. Bucks start time

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 8
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. PT

Lakers vs. Bucks is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The game will tip-off shortly after the scheduled start time.

Lakers upcoming schedule

Date Opponent Time (ET) National TV
Feb. 8 vs. Bucks 10:00 p.m TNT
Feb. 9 at Trail Blazers 10:00 p.m
Feb. 12 at Warriors 8:30 p.m ABC
Feb. 16 vs. Jazz 10:00 p.m ESPN
Feb. 25 vs. Clippers 10:00 p.m ESPN

Bucks upcoming schedule

Date Opponent Time (ET) National TV
Feb. 8 at Lakers 10:00 p.m TNT
Feb. 10 at Suns 10:00 p.m TNT
Feb. 14 vs. Trail Blazers 8:00 p.m
Feb. 15 vs. Pacers 8:00 p.m
Feb. 17 vs. 76ers 8:30 p.m TNT





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