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NBA : ATS Matchup
Friday 2/1/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
LA LAKERS
 
MINNESOTA
-2.5  

+2.5  
-140

+120

200.5
 
111
Final
100

LA LAKERS (20 - 26) at MINNESOTA (17 - 25)
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Friday, 2/1/2013 9:35 PM
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823LA LAKERS-3-2.5
824MINNESOTA198197.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
LA LAKERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games20-26-21.718-2823-22102.252.045.7%55.2100.951.645.1%50.9
Road Games5-16-14.66-1512-9102.350.644.7%53.3105.753.747.1%50.4
Last 5 Games3-2+0.92-32-399.448.848.7%54.696.846.444.8%44.8
LA LAKERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)102.252.037-8145.7%9-2535.6%19-2868.8%551222197155
vs opponents surrendering98.149.237-8245.0%7-2035.8%17-2375.5%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)102.350.636-8144.7%9-2635.6%20-2873.2%531219208165
Stats Against (All Games)100.951.639-8745.1%7-2135.3%15-2173.0%511223239135
vs opponents averaging98.649.437-8245.1%7-2036.0%17-2276.0%511122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)105.753.741-8747.1%8-2139.9%16-2174.5%501224239145

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games17-25-7.819-2221-2194.649.543.1%53.596.847.846.0%48.7
Home Games11-8-1.19-108-1195.148.642.7%54.792.746.142.6%52.7
Last 5 Games0-5-51-33-294.250.446.1%47.4101.451.251.0%48.0
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)94.649.535-8243.1%5-1829.5%19-2673.3%541322188155
vs opponents surrendering98.349.437-8244.9%7-2135.9%17-2375.4%511122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)95.148.635-8242.7%5-1829.1%20-2773.4%551321178146
Stats Against (All Games)96.847.837-8146.0%7-1936.2%15-2075.2%491022238146
vs opponents averaging98.549.237-8245.2%7-2035.9%17-2275.6%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)92.746.136-8442.6%6-1932.5%15-2174.4%531219248156
Average power rating of opponents played: LA LAKERS 96.4,  MINNESOTA 95.7
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
LA LAKERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
12/25/2012NEW YORK100-94W-4W210.5U37-7748.1%531138-8942.7%5510
12/26/2012@ DENVER114-126L3.5L212.5O41-8349.4%521445-9447.9%5610
12/28/2012PORTLAND104-87W-9W206U40-8646.5%621136-8741.4%509
1/1/2013PHILADELPHIA99-103L-9L200O37-9439.4%60741-8647.7%6010
1/4/2013@ LA CLIPPERS102-107L4.5L206.5O35-7646.1%471241-8250.0%5115
1/6/2013DENVER105-112L-5.5L214O38-8246.3%601844-10143.6%578
1/8/2013@ HOUSTON112-125L8.5L223.5O43-9147.3%431648-8755.2%5018
1/9/2013@ SAN ANTONIO105-108L13.5W214U44-9546.3%51941-8448.8%5118
1/11/2013OKLAHOMA CITY101-116L6.5L217P39-9839.8%551244-8750.6%6117
1/13/2013CLEVELAND113-93W-10W209.5U40-6958.0%462239-9541.1%4716
1/15/2013MILWAUKEE104-88W-6W212.5U42-8450.0%53834-9535.8%6711
1/17/2013MIAMI90-99L-2.5L207U31-7243.1%572040-8348.2%436
1/20/2013@ TORONTO103-108L-4L201.5O38-8843.2%481346-8454.8%5015
1/21/2013@ CHICAGO83-95L0L194.5U32-8139.5%621539-9341.9%528
1/23/2013@ MEMPHIS93-106L3.5L188O31-7342.5%441547-9649.0%5712
1/25/2013UTAH102-84W-5W205U43-8053.7%561834-8142.0%3710
1/27/2013OKLAHOMA CITY105-96W3.5W208U41-7455.4%541336-8144.4%439
1/29/2013NEW ORLEANS111-106W-8L196O39-7949.4%631439-9242.4%449
1/30/2013@ PHOENIX86-92L-3L204U33-7842.3%561938-8345.8%4311
2/1/2013@ MINNESOTA              
2/3/2013@ DETROIT              
2/5/2013@ BROOKLYN              
2/7/2013@ BOSTON              
2/8/2013@ CHARLOTTE              
2/10/2013@ MIAMI              
2/12/2013PHOENIX              
2/14/2013LA CLIPPERS              

MINNESOTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
12/23/2012@ NEW YORK91-94L8W201U34-8440.5%521632-7244.4%4414
12/26/2012HOUSTON84-87L-5.5L210.5U32-8438.1%521433-8140.7%5516
12/29/2012PHOENIX111-107W-8.5L194.5O45-8950.6%601045-9746.4%554
1/2/2013@ UTAH84-106L3L196U29-8434.5%501143-8749.4%5812
1/3/2013@ DENVER101-97W8.5W201U37-8344.6%641340-8646.5%467
1/5/2013PORTLAND97-102L-6.5L189.5O38-9141.8%601337-8643.0%4513
1/8/2013ATLANTA108-103W-1W188.5O40-8746.0%49938-7749.4%4715
1/9/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY84-106L13L202U31-7243.1%431936-7647.4%4712
1/11/2013@ NEW ORLEANS92-104L3L181.5O31-6944.9%401444-8452.4%4612
1/13/2013@ SAN ANTONIO88-106L12.5L199U33-8937.1%471345-8056.2%5217
1/14/2013@ DALLAS98-113L7.5L195.5O35-8541.2%531546-7759.7%369
1/17/2013LA CLIPPERS77-90L5L193U30-8435.7%531435-7745.5%5818
1/19/2013HOUSTON92-79W5.5W202.5U30-6446.9%471525-7832.1%5420
1/21/2013@ ATLANTA96-104L8T184.5O36-7448.6%401741-7157.7%4422
1/23/2013BROOKLYN83-91L5.5L185.5U38-8345.8%451337-8444.0%5414
1/25/2013@ WASHINGTON101-114L6.5L187O39-8844.3%621648-8357.8%4216
1/26/2013@ CHARLOTTE101-102L3W194O37-7748.1%441637-7350.7%4117
1/30/2013LA CLIPPERS90-96L4.5L189U33-7544.0%461335-7745.5%5915
2/1/2013LA LAKERS              
2/2/2013NEW ORLEANS              
2/4/2013PORTLAND              
2/6/2013SAN ANTONIO              
2/8/2013NEW YORK              
2/10/2013@ MEMPHIS              
2/11/2013@ CLEVELAND              
2/13/2013UTAH              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
LA LAKERS: GUARDS: Coach Mike Brown will reportedly turn the offensive gameplan over to STEVE NASH, but it's tough to picture a smooth transition after so many years of iso-heavy play in L.A. Don't be surprised if Nash has a tough adjustment . . . KOBE BRYANT will also have to learn to play with the ball out of his hands more often. He still figures to force some hold-and-wait basketball when he can . . . STEVE BLAKE will be in the old Derek Fisher role, coming off the bench to shoot corner threes . . . CHRIS DUHON and DARIUS MORRIS will battle for that No. 3 point guard spot . . . JODIE MEEKS will back up Bryant and provide some long-range shooting off the bench . . . The young guys, ANDREW GOUDELOCK and second-rounder DARIUS JOHNSON-ODOM, will bounce between the bench and the D-League. FORWARDS: If L.A. redesigns their offense to fit Nash, PAU GASOL should thrive. He's adjusted his game to fit with Kobe's iso play, but Gasol can make the passes and cuts to create quick buckets in a Euro-style offense . . . METTA WORLD PEACE looked done early last season but rebounded for a solid second half. He's a distant fifth option on offense, but can still defend . . . ANTAWN JAMISON will likely fill a sixth-man role. His skill set is too narrow to play a lot of minutes with the starters . . . JORDAN HILL is in the rotation. He did a nice job rebounding and clearing out space last year . . . DEVIN EBANKS figures to be bumped out of the rotation by Jamison. CENTERS: DWIGHT HOWARD's back remains a bit of a concern, and it wouldn't be a shock to see him sit out a handful of regular season games. But when he plays, he'll put up the same kind of monster production that he had in Orlando . . . ROBERT SACRE will be lucky to make the roster.
MINNESOTA: GUARDS: RICKY RUBIO could be back by late December, but even he's not confident his knee will be 100 percent. His minutes might have to be scaled back . . . LUKE RIDNOUR will handle the offense with Rubio hampered. The vet is a steady hand in coach Rick Adelman's Euro-style offense . . . They're counting on BRANDON ROY to reclaim his old form after a radical knee procedure. He may never be 100 percent, but he should at least give them sixth-man minutes . . . CHASE BUDINGER is a three-point marksman who moves well off the ball, a perfect fit in Adelman's system . . . J.J. BAREA will take some of the point guard burden as well. He's a top sixth man . . . ALEXEY SHVED can help as a combo guard, though he might have trouble breaking into this rotation . . . MALCOLM LEE is a defensive stopper who won't be asked to shoot very often. FORWARDS: Despite being limited athletically, KEVIN LOVE is an elite rebounder and shooter for a big. He'll continue to be the focal point of this offense once he returns from a broken hand in early December . . . ANDREI KIRILENKO returns to the States after a dominating Euroleague stint. He's a big upgrade at the three and should be comfortable in Adelman's system . . . DERRICK WILLIAMS will continue his attempted transition to the three. As last year proved, he's a long, long ways away. He might have to play himself into a rotation spot . . . DANTE CUNNINGHAM is a nice, efficient big to bring off the bench . . . Since they need shooting on the wings, rookie ROBBIE HUMMEL has a chance to crack the rotation. CENTERS: NIKOLA PEKOVIC is a beast, the best offensive rebounder in the NBA. His total rebounding numbers get hurt playing alongside Kevin Love, but Pekovic will continue to bully his way to put-backs . . . GREG STIEMSMA is going to come in and do some pushing and shoving (and occasional shot-blocking) for 12-to-15 MPG.
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO BASKETBALL PREVIEW (LA LAKERS-MINNESOTA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Lakers-Timberwolves Preview* =============================

By CHRIS ALTRUDA STATS Editor

Los Angeles (20-26) at Minnesota (17-25), 9:30 p.m. EDT

The start of their Grammys road trip provided anything but harmony for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Facing their first opportunity to bounce back from a loss since Kobe Bryant turned facilitator and with Dwight Howard injured again, the Lakers try to regroup Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

During its three-game homestand, all finally seemed right for Los Angeles (20-26) in a season plagued by inconsistency and a lack of chemistry despite its star power. The Lakers averaged 106.0 points and shot 52.8 percent while totaling 89 assists in those victories, and Bryant - third in the league with 28.1 points per game - had more assists (39) than shots (34) in that span.

Bryant seemed well on his way to another double-digit assist total Thursday at Phoenix, racking up nine over the first two-plus quarters in helping the Lakers grab the lead. However, he had none over the final 21 minutes and went 2 for 7 with two turnovers in the last 7:57 as Los Angeles squandered a 13-point lead in the final 10 minutes of a 92-86 defeat.

"Tonight was a big setback for us especially," said guard Steve Nash, who had 11 points in his return to Phoenix after being acquired by the Lakers in a sign-and-trade deal in the offseason. "We were in control of the game and couldn't close it out. That's disappointing."

One of the reasons the Lakers lost their eighth straight road game was Howard leaving with 6:57 remaining after aggravating a shoulder injury, something that may hinder him for the remainder of the season. He finished with nine points and 14 rebounds.

"It is my understanding that it is something that will hurt, then it will go away and he will be able to play," coach Mike D'Antoni said.

Pau Gasol picked up some of the slack with 14 points and five rebounds off the bench.

Bryant's 48 assists are his most in any four-game span of his career, and him sharing the ball often provides the Lakers their best chance for a victory. They are 3-15 when Bryant records fewer than five assists and 5-20 when he attempts 22 or more shots. When he takes fewer than 20, Los Angeles is 14-4.

When facing the Timberwolves, Bryant and the Lakers have always found the proper balance for victories since a double-overtime loss March 6, 2007. Los Angeles has won 19 straight over Minnesota (17-25), the longest active streak for one team over another.

The Wolves have dropped five straight after a 96-90 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday that spoiled the return of coach Rick Adelman, who missed 11 games to be with his wife as she dealt with seizures. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 12 rebounds but Minnesota was outscored 12-4 over the final four minutes.

"Teams are playing aggressive and they want to win," guard Ricky Rubio said. "We have to come back and don't step back and try to push them."

That lack of aggressiveness has been most apparent on defense. The Timberwolves have allowed an average of 51.0 percent shooting - 7.9 above their season average - and 101.4 points during their losing streak while being outscored in the paint by 9.6 per game.

Adelman is hoping Pekovic and Alexey Shved having a game under their belts after each missed the previous five will help. Shved had 12 points and three assists off the bench Thursday, while Pekovic posted his seventh double-double in 15 home games with 17 points and 12 rebounds.


Last Updated: 11/26/2014 10:47:09 PM EST


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