Los Angeles Lakers Second Round Playoff Schedule 2023 (Next Opponent, Game Times and Dates for Semifinal Series)

Los Angeles Lakers Second Round Playoff Schedule 2023 (Next Opponent, Game Times and Dates for Semifinal Series)


The Los Angeles Lakers have officially advanced to the second round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs after knocking off the Memphis Grizzlies in their opening series. Now the Western Conference's No. 7 seed prepares for a semifinals matchup.

Here's everything you need to know about the Lakers' upcoming second round series.

When Do the Lakers Play Next in the NBA Playoffs?

The Lakers won't be waiting long for their next game, which will be on Tuesday, May 2 on the road. This will be the first game of a best-of-seven series with a trip to the Western Conference Finals on the line.

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Who Will the Lakers Play in Round 2 of the Playoffs?

As the 7-seed, Los Angeles will face the No. 6 Golden State Warriors.

The Lakers' second-round matchup will be a typical best-of-seven series that follows the 2-2-1-1-1 format. That means the better seed (Golden State) hosts Games 1 and 2, plus Games 5 and 7 if those are necessary. The worse seed (Los Angeles) hosts Games 3 and 4, plus Game 6 if that is necessary.

If the Lakers beat the Warriors to advance, they would then head to the Western Conference Finals with an NBA Finals berth on the line.

Lakers Second Round Playoffs Schedule 2023

The Lakers' second-round playoff schedule is partially set. See below for dates, start times, locations, and more.




TV Channel


Tuesday, May 2, 10 p.m. ET

Chase Center



Thursday, May 4, 9 p.m. ET

Chase Center



Saturday, May 6, 8:30 p.m. ET

crypto.com Arena



Monday, May 8, 10 p.m. ET

crypto.com Arena


5* (If necessary)

Wednesday, May 10

Chase Center


6* (If necessary)

Friday, May 12

crypto.com Arena


7* (If necessary)

Sunday, May 14

Chase Center


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