It’s been an up and down season to this point for the Lakers, but they’ve been on a roll as of late.

Following a five-game losing streak, the Lakers have won four of their last five to improve to 20-19. They’re coming off of a victory over the Kings in which LeBron James led the way with a game-high 31 points.

It marked the 16th time James has scored 30 or more points in a game this season, the most in the NBA. On his heels in second place is Hawks guard Trae Young with 15 30-point games.

Young had his highest-scoring game of the season earlier this week, going off for 56 points in a loss to the Trail Blazers.

On Friday, the two stars will meet for the first time this season when the Lakers host the Hawks. The Lakers will be looking to keep their winning streak alive while the Hawks will be looking to pick up a much-needed win.

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What channel is Hawks vs. Lakers on?

 What time does Hawks vs. Lakers start?

  • Date: Friday, Jan. 7
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET

Hawks schedule 2021-22

DateOpponentTime (ET)Broadcast
Fri, Jan 7at Los Angeles22:00ESPN
Sun, Jan 9at LA Clippers15:30
Wed, Jan 12vs. Miami19:30
Fri, Jan 14at Miami20:00
Sat, Jan 15vs. New York19:30
Mon, Jan 17vs. Milwaukee18:00TNT
Wed, Jan 19vs. Minnesota19:30
Fri, Jan 21vs. Miami19:30
Sun, Jan 23at Charlotte19:00
Wed, Jan 26vs. Sacramento19:30

Lakers schedule 2021-22

DateOpponentTime (ET)Broadcast
Fri, Jan 7vs. Atlanta22:00ESPN
Sun, Jan 9vs. Memphis21:30
Wed, Jan 12at Sacramento22:00
Sat, Jan 15at Denver21:00NBA TV
Mon, Jan 17vs. Utah22:30NBA TV
Wed, Jan 19vs. Indiana22:30
Fri, Jan 21at Orlando19:00
Sun, Jan 23at Miami18:00NBA TV
Tue, Jan 25at Brooklyn19:30TNT
Thu, Jan 27at Philadelphia19:30TNT

NBA schedule for 2021-22

After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.

Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:

  • Trade Deadline: Feb. 10
  • NBA All-Star 2022: Feb. 18-20
  • Regular season concludes: April 10
  • Play-In Tournament: April 12-15
  • Playoffs begin: April 16
  • NBA Finals begin: June 2
  • 2022 NBA Draft: June 23