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Press ReleaseSeptember 28, 2021

Spectrum SportsNet Announces Los Angeles Lakers 2021-22 Programming and Broadcast Schedule

SportsNet to Air 70 Regular Season Games and all Six Preseason Matches

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Spectrum SportsNet today announced its programming and live game broadcast schedule for the Los Angeles Lakers 2021-22 NBA season. In its 10th season as the official TV home of the Lakers, SportsNet will broadcast 76 live games – 70 regular season games and six preseason contests – tipping off Sunday, October 3 at 12:30 p.m. with the Lakers preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Lakers live regular season game coverage on SportsNet begins on Friday, October 22 vs. the Phoenix Suns at 7 p.m., preceded by SportsNet’s Emmy Award-winning Access SportsNet: Lakers pregame show at 6 p.m. Access SportsNet: Lakers postgame coverage follows game-action with player and coach interviews, game highlights and in-depth analysis from SportsNet’s expert studio team.

“This year’s Lakers team has some of the best depth in recent years, led by LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, and it’s going to be a competitive and entertaining season as they look to bring the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy back to Los Angeles,” said Chris McGee, Spectrum SportsNet host. “It’s an exciting time to be a Lakers fan, and we look forward to breaking down the on-the-court action all season long on SportsNet.”

Lakers veteran play-by-play announcer Bill Macdonald and analyst Stu Lantz return for their 12th season calling Lakers’ games together. This season will be Macdonald’s 12th as play-by-play announcer, and the 35th season for Lantz on Lakers’ broadcasts. Mike Trudell returns for his 11th full season as the team’s sideline reporter.

In the SportsNet studio, Chris McGee and Allie Clifton serve as hosts for Lakers pregame, halftime and postgame programming, alongside analyst and NBA Hall of Famer “Big Game” James Worthy and Lakers Insider Mike Bresnahan. Seven-time NBA Champion Robert Horry and five-time NBA Champion and Los Angeles Sparks head coach Derek Fisher will return to the studio team to provide expert NBA analysis.

Spectrum SportsNet’s Emmy Award-winning Backstage: Lakers series will again take fans behind the scenes to give them an exclusive look into the off-the-court experiences of Lakers players, coaches and executives. This season’s Backstage: Lakers will premiere Friday, October 22 immediately following the Access SportsNet: Lakers postgame show.

SportsNet’s 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers regular season broadcast schedule is available here.

Spectrum SportsNet is a Southern California regional sports network that has an exclusive partnership with the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). More information on the network is available at

About Spectrum Networks

Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on over 30 networks across Charter’s footprint. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at

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