Lakers vs. Warriors live score, updates, highlights from 2021 NBA Opening Night game



The 2021-22 NBA season is upon us with an Opening Night doubleheader that you will not want to miss.

The slate continues with LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers hosting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Any time James and Curry take the floor against each other it’s must-see-TV, but with an almost entirely new supporting cast in Los Angeles, this is the first opportunity to see what the Lakers are capable of for the upcoming season.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Lakers vs. Warriors on Tuesday night. Follow below for complete results from the 2021 NBA Opening Night game.

Lakers vs. Warriors score

NBA Opening Night Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Lakers 34 25
Warriors 32 21

Lakers vs. Warriors live updates, highlights from NBA Opening Night

(All times Eastern)

Third quarter:

11:50 p.m. – Year 19…LeBron can still fly!


AD and LeBron are now up to a combined 49 points on 21-of-35 from the field.

11:43 p.m – The LeBron x AD connection is already in mid-season form. LeBron with the deft touch pass for the layup caps a 7-0 run for the Lakers as they make it 68-61.



11:35 p.m. – And the game is tied! Jordan Poole buries his first triple of the game to make it 61-61.

Halftime: Lakers 59, Warriors 53

The Lakers led by as many as 10 points, with AD (20 points) and LeBron (18 points) keeping their foot on the gas. Despite the Lakers dominance inside, the Warriors refuse to go away, with their bench unit of Andre Iguodala, Nemanja Bjielica and Damion Lee giving them some valuable minutes. The trio has combined for 20 points at the half.  

11:10 p.m. – The Warriors have no answer for Anthony Davis, who’s getting everything to go! He leads the Lakers with 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting.

10:56 p.m. – There it isRussell Westbrook gets his first bucket of the game with a layup. He’s 1-of-5 from the field. Lakers lead 48-43 midway through the second. 


10:50 p.m. – The King has still yet to miss! He’s up to 14 points. 

End of first quarter: Lakers 34, Warriors 32

The Lakers take a two-point lead into the break, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James accounting for 24 of the team’s 34 points. 

Davis leads all scorers with 14 points, while LeBron has 10. Curry leads the Warriors with eight points on 2-of-8 shooting. 

10:40 p.m. – A quick five-point flurry from Steph Curry helps cut the deficit to just two points as the Warriors start to find their rhythm at the end of the quarter. 

10:35 p.m. – It’s been a slow start for Steph Curry, who’s gone 1-for-7 from the field to start this game.

10:30 p.m. – The home crowd welcomes new Laker Carmelo Anthony and 2020 champion Rajon Rondo to STAPLES Center.

10:27 p.m – LeBron sends it away. The Lakers explode on a 10-0 run to make it 17-12 midway through the period. 

10:24 p.m. – The Lakers size advantage is already being felt with LeBron and AD overpowering the Warriors bigs in the paint. 

10:15 p.m. – And we’re underway at STAPLES Center, with LeBron James finding DeAndre Jordan for the long-range lob!


After a blistering preseason Jordan Poole gets the start at shooting guard for the Dubs.

The Lakers are going BIG to start the season with the Davis-Jordan frontline. 

Curry making it look easy from the logo!

Westbrook gest loose ahead of opening night!

Carmelo Anthony ready to make his official Lakers debut.

Lakers vs. Warriors start time today

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT

The second of NBA Opening Night’s doubleheader will continue with the Lakers hosting the Warriors at 10 p.m. ET.

How to watch NBA Opening Night

  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Live stream: TNT app

Lakers vs. Warriors will be broadcasted live on TNT. You can live stream the game from the TNT app after you enter your TV provider.

Warriors schedule 2021-22

Date Game Time National TV
Oct. 19 at Lakers 10 p.m. TNT
Oct. 21 vs. Clippers 10 p.m. TNT
Oct. 24 at Kings 9 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Thunder 8 p.m.
Oct. 28 vs. Grizzlies 10 p.m.
Oct. 30 vs. Thunder 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 vs. Hornets 10 p.m. ESPN
Nov. 5 vs. Pelicans 10 p.m. ESPN
Nov. 7 vs. Rockets 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 8 vs. Hawks 10 p.m.

(All times Eastern)

Lakers schedule 2021-22

Date Game Time National TV
Oct. 19 vs. Warriors 10 p.m. TNT
Oct. 22 vs. Suns 10 p.m. ESPN
Oct. 24 vs. Grizzlies 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Spurs 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 at Thunder 8 p.m.
Oct. 29 vs. Cavaliers 10:30 p.m.
Oct. 31 vs. Rockets 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 2 vs. Rockets 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 4 vs. Thunder 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 6 at Trail Blazers 10:30 p.m. NBA TV

(All times Eastern)


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