NBA Finals Game 6: Lakers vs Heat TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat will square off in game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals on Sunday night in the Orlando bubble. The Lakers, who hold a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series, are seeking a 17th NBA title with a win, which would tie the Boston Celtics for the most by any franchise in history.

The Heat hope for a win tonight, which would push the series to a winner-take-all Game 7 on Tuesday night.

Here is everything you need to know about Sunday's Game 6 of the NBA Finals:

  • Tip-off time—Game 6 of the NBA Finals will tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
  • TV channel—ABC.
  • Live stream—ABC's digital platforms, the ABC Sports website, watchESPN, YouTube TV, fuboTV and SlingTV.
  • Odds—The Lakers are a 6-point favorite, and the over/under is set at 215. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has an over/under of 31.5 points in Game 6.
Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat and Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat during the first quarter in Game Five of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 9, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Lakers could have clinched the championship with a win on Friday, but Jimmy Butler and the Heat held on for the 111-108 win. Butler led the Heat with a triple double, scoring 35 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 11 assists. James led the Lakers with 40 points. He had 13 rebounds and seven assists in the loss.

In that Friday loss, James tied an NBA Finals record for a player with the most game losses in NBA Finals history. He can break that record with one more loss. Here is the list of players (with games lost), through Game 5 of the 2020 Finals:

33 — Jerry West
33 — LeBron James
32 — Elgin Baylor

Furthermore, a series loss in the 2020 NBA Finals would give James seven defeats in 10 appearances. The record for most series losses by one player is eight, which is two more than James, who is 3-6 in nine NBA Finals appearances.

Here are the most NBA Finals series losses by any one player in league history:

8 — Jerry West
7 — Elgin Baylor
6 — LeBron James
5 — Larry Foust
4 — 9 players tied (including Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain)

The Lakers have not won an NBA championship since the 2009-10 season, when they won back-to-back titles and had made the Finals three-consecutive seasons. That offseason, LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed with the Heat. Along with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, James led the Heat to four-consecutive NBA Finals, winning titles in 2012 and 2013 while losing the championship series in 2011 and 2014.

James then went back to Cleveland, leading the Cavs to the NBA Finals in four-straight years, losing to the Golden State Warriors three times, and beating the Warriors in 2016.

James signed with the Lakers prior to the 2018-19 season to help resurrect the franchise, and they brought in Anthony Davis to give the Lakers a solid 1-2 punch. However, the Lakers were plagued with injuries.

Now, the Lakers entered the COVID-shortened season as the top seed in the Western Conference. The Heat, meanwhile, were the No. 5 seed out of the Eastern Conference.