Nuggets vs Lakers live stream: how to watch 2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals, Game 4

Denver is a win away from a first ever NBA Finals appearance

 Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets drives against Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Ball Arena
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Watch a Nuggets vs Lakers live stream

The Nuggets vs Lakers (Game 4) will be live on ESPN in the US. In Canada, fans can watch the game on TSN. Aussies can tune in via Kayo, while Brits can watch on Sky Sports. Read on for full details of how to watch the Nuggets vs Lakers in Game 4 of their 2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals series.

Nuggets vs Lakers TV schedule

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Game 1 Denver won 132-126
Game 2: Denver won 108-103
Game 3: Denver won 119-108
Game 4: Mon, May 22, 8.30pm ET – ESPN, TSN
*Game 5: Wed, May 24, 8.30pm ET – ESPN, SN
*Game 6: Fri, May 26, 8.30pm ET – ESPN, SN
*Game 7: Sun, May 28, 8.30pm ET – ESPN, SN
FREE streams: Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU) | FuboTV FREE trial (US)
US without cable: ESPN | Sling 50% discount

Nuggets vs Lakers preview – Game 4

Seven years ago, LeBron James inspired the only 1-3 comeback in NBA Finals history. Even the most fanatical Lakers fans will have trouble convincing themselves that this situation can be rescued, but if there's anyone that can pull out a miracle on the big stage, it's King James. Tip-off for Game 4 is at 8.30pm ET / 4.30pm PT / 1.30am BST tonight. 

No team has ever recovered from a 0-3 deficit in the NBA Playoffs, but even so, the Nuggets won't be counting any chickens as they look to complete a stunning 4-0 sweep of the Lakers at Arena. In more than 40 years of trying, they've never been able to progress beyond this point.

Despite Darvin Ham using pretty much every combination available to him to shackle Jamal Murray, the Lakers had no answer to the point guard on Saturday, and unless somebody steps up tonight they'll be out on their ear. The biggest sign of encouragement for the 17-time champions is that every game so far has been a contest. 

Even if a total turnaround looks like a pipe dream, and a particularly unrealistic one at that, they've shown themselves to be well worthy of at least getting a W on the board. 

One more victory away from the Western Conference title and their first ever appearance in the NBA Finals, the Nuggets will want to wrap this up as quickly as possible. Here's how to watch a Nuggets vs Lakers live stream no matter where you are. 

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Nuggets vs Lakers live stream: watch NBA Playoffs in the US without cable


In the US, the Nuggets vs Lakers (Game 4) is being shown live on ESPN, with tip-off set for 8.30pm ET / 4.30pm PT on Monday, May 22. 

Watch Nuggets vs Lakers without cable

Coverage of the rest of the 2023 NBA Playoffs is split between ESPN, TNT, ABC/ESPN 3 and ESPN Plus, and covering all of your bases isn't as tricky as it might seem, even if you don't want the commitment or expense of cable. 

Sling TV is a complete cable replacement service that includes ESPN and TNT in its Orange plan, with ABC coverage available via simulcasts on ESPN3.

It normally costs $40 per month but new users get a half-price deal on their first month

A costlier alternative is a FuboTV plan, which includes ESPN and ABC, as well as more than 150 other top channels. However, there's no TNT. Its base-level Pro plan costs $74.99 per month after a 7-day FREE trial.

ESPN+ is only $9.99 per month but you'll save money by paying for a year in advance - $99.99 for 12 months.

But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports coverage, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, featuring content from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and more - plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.

And the cost is super reasonable - you'll only pay $12.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle (with ads).

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How to watch Nuggets vs Lakers: live stream NBA Playoffs in the UK

Sky Sports

Basketball fans in the UK can watch the Nuggets vs Lakers, along with every remaining game of the NBA Playoffs, on Sky Sports.

Prepare for a late night though, as Game 4 is set to tip-off at 1.30am BST on Monday night/Tuesday morning. 

If you want to sign up for Sky Sports, you can check out our guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked into a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now. Now sports passes start at £11.99.

Alternatively, die-hard fans might want to check out the NBA League Pass, which starts at £14.99 after a 7-day free trial, and will get you every remaining game of the season.

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How to watch Nuggets vs Lakers: live stream NBA Playoffs in Canada

SN Now

In Canada, the Nuggets vs Lakers series, along with the entirety of the 2023 NBA Playoffs, are split between Sportsnet and TSN. 

If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a Nuggets vs Lakers live stream. If you don't, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis for $19.99 a month or $199.90 per year.

An SN Now subscription costs $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year. 

A Sportsnet Now Premium subscription costs $34.99 per month or $199.99 per year, and nets you WWE Network and coverage of the NHL, Bundesliga and FA Cup soccer, United Rugby Championship, Premiership Rugby, National Rugby League, and Super League Rugby.

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How to watch Nuggets vs Lakers for FREE: live stream NBA Playoffs in Australia

Kayo Sports

NBA fans in Australia can watch the Nuggets vs Lakers for free via Kayo Sports, which offers all new users a FREE 7-day trial.

Kayo lets you stream on one device with its One plan (AU$25/month), two devices with Basic (AU$30/month), and three devices Premium (AU$35 a month).

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including cricket, NHL, MLB, PGA Tour golf, NRL, Formula 1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

The Nuggets vs Lakers game is also being shown on ESPN via Foxtel

Alternatively there's the NBA League Pass, which starts at $21.99 for every remaining game of the season, after a 7-day FREE trial.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.