Los Angeles Lakers First Round Playoff Schedule 2023 (Times, Dates and TV Channel for Grizzlies Series)
By Larry Rupp
The Los Angeles Lakers are in the NBA Playoffs for the third time in the last four years following a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Play-In Tournament. Head coach Darvin Ham's team has its sights set on earning the franchise's 18th title, but up first is a series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Here's everything you need to know about the Lakers-Grizzlies first round series.
What Seed Are the Lakers in the 2023 NBA Playoffs?
The Lakers ended the 2022-23 regular season with a 43-39 record, which was good enough to finish No. 7 in the Western Conference. A win over the Timberwolves in the Play-In Tournament locked that seed in for good. As is tradition, the 7-seed faces the 2-seed in the first round of the playoffs. The Grizzlies concluded the campaign as the No. 2 team in the West after posting a 51-31 record.
Who Are the Lakers Playing in the 2023 Playoffs?
As the 7-seed, the Lakers play the 2-seed Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. This will be a typical best-of-seven series that follows the 2-2-1-1-1 format. That means the better seed (Memphis) will host 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.
Looking ahead, if the Lakers win this series and advance, they would face either the 3-seed Sacramento Kings or the 6-seed Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals, as the NBA playoff matchups do not re-seed in each round.
Lakers First Round Playoffs Schedule 2023
The Lakers' first-round playoff schedule against the Grizzlies can be found below:
Sunday, April 16 (3:00 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, April 19 (7:30 p.m. ET)
Saturday, April 22 (10:00 p.m. ET)
Monday, April 24 (Time TBD)
5* (if necessary)
Wednesday, April 26 (Time TBD)
6* (if necessary)
Friday, April 28 (Time TBD)
7* (if necessary)
Sunday, April 30 (Time TBD)
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