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NBA : ATS Matchup
Thursday 2/28/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
MINNESOTA
 
LA LAKERS
+10  

-10  
+375

-550

206
 
94
Final
116

MINNESOTA (20 - 34) at LA LAKERS (28 - 30)
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Thursday, 2/28/2013 10:35 PM
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505MINNESOTA205205
506LA LAKERS-10-10
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games20-34-12.324-2826-2895.249.043.5%52.697.448.146.1%49.1
Road Games7-20-6.212-1415-1294.449.443.8%51.6100.449.549.1%46.0
Last 5 Games1-4-2.23-21-496.048.440.0%54.099.049.645.2%56.4
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)95.249.035-8143.5%5-1829.9%19-2673.3%531322188155
vs opponents surrendering98.649.537-8245.2%7-2036.0%17-2275.4%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)94.449.435-8143.8%6-1830.5%18-2573.1%521322198154
Stats Against (All Games)97.448.138-8146.1%7-1936.3%16-2075.8%491122238156
vs opponents averaging98.849.537-8245.3%7-2036.2%17-2275.8%501122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)100.449.539-8049.1%7-1839.8%14-1975.6%46925228146

LA LAKERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games28-30-16.923-3530-27102.152.546.0%54.5101.352.145.5%51.1
Home Games18-11-5.113-1614-14102.453.746.8%56.197.950.644.0%51.3
Last 5 Games3-2+1.42-34-1107.255.450.1%51.2109.859.049.8%49.6
LA LAKERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)102.152.537-8146.0%9-2435.5%19-2769.0%541222187155
vs opponents surrendering98.449.437-8245.1%7-2036.0%17-2375.4%511122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)102.453.738-8146.8%8-2335.1%18-2865.9%561224187156
Stats Against (All Games)101.352.140-8745.5%7-2035.9%15-2072.1%511223239135
vs opponents averaging98.849.637-8245.3%7-2035.9%17-2375.7%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)97.950.638-8744.0%7-2133.0%14-2071.2%511223238124
Average power rating of opponents played: MINNESOTA 95.9,  LA LAKERS 96.1
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
MINNESOTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
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 LAKERS100-111L2.5L200.5O41-8946.1%491339-9242.4%6612
2/2/2013NEW ORLEANS115-86W-4W188.5O45-7758.4%511828-7040.0%3823
2/4/2013PORTLAND98-100L-4L192.5O40-8547.1%381241-7058.6%4528
2/6/2013SAN ANTONIO94-104L4.5L199U33-8140.7%511537-8145.7%4513
2/8/2013NEW YORK94-100L6T196U37-8046.2%49938-8146.9%498
2/10/2013@ MEMPHIS88-105L8.5L183O34-6949.3%431941-7951.9%4413
2/11/2013@ CLEVELAND100-92W7.5W205U39-7552.0%412040-7950.6%4120
2/13/2013UTAH93-97L-2L193U29-8534.1%581038-8743.7%6114
2/20/2013PHILADELPHIA94-87W-3.5W186U28-7040.0%621531-8138.3%5210
2/22/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY111-127L14L205O41-8548.2%361048-8357.8%4917
2/24/2013GOLDEN STATE99-100L2W205.5U37-8543.5%481737-8145.7%5522
2/26/2013@ PHOENIX83-84L1.5W197.5U31-9034.4%661637-9140.7%6520
2/28/2013@ LA LAKERS              
3/2/2013@ PORTLAND              
3/4/2013MIAMI              
3/6/2013WASHINGTON              
3/9/2013@ DENVER              
3/10/2013DALLAS              
3/12/2013SAN ANTONIO              
3/13/2013@ INDIANA              
3/15/2013@ HOUSTON              

LA LAKERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
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@ MINNESOTA111-100W-2.5W200.5O39-9242.4%661241-8946.1%4913
2/3/2013@ DETROIT98-97W-1.5L202U39-8347.0%501441-9244.6%5814
2/5/2013@ BROOKLYN92-83W3.5W198.5U37-8245.1%521331-8934.8%5816
2/7/2013@ BOSTON95-116L1.5L194O36-8741.4%561246-8752.9%549
2/8/2013@ CHARLOTTE100-93W-6.5W206U36-8045.0%511338-8942.7%5510
2/10/2013@ MIAMI97-107L9L203.5O35-7050.0%371444-8055.0%4111
2/12/2013PHOENIX91-85W-9.5L202U36-8343.4%531935-8541.2%5519
2/14/2013LA CLIPPERS101-125L4L201O38-7550.7%431646-8951.7%5014
2/20/2013BOSTON113-99W-7W193.5O42-8350.6%571239-8247.6%4412
2/22/2013PORTLAND111-107W-9L203.5O40-8547.1%541646-9448.9%5314
2/24/2013@ DALLAS103-99W3W212U34-7247.2%531639-8744.8%4812
2/25/2013@ DENVER108-119L6.5L216O43-7855.1%491549-8855.7%539
2/28/2013MINNESOTA              
3/3/2013ATLANTA              
3/5/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY              
3/6/2013@ NEW ORLEANS              
3/8/2013TORONTO              
3/10/2013CHICAGO              
3/12/2013@ ORLANDO              
3/13/2013@ ATLANTA              
3/15/2013@ INDIANA              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
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.
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.
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO BASKETBALL PREVIEW (MINNESOTA-LA LAKERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer

Minnesota (20-34) at Los Angeles (28-30), 10:30 p.m. EDT

Mired in a disappointing season, the Los Angeles Lakers have been resurgent of late. But they've still showed they have a thin margin for error, particularly with turnovers and free-throw shooting.

That margin may be a little wider than usual Thursday night when they try to extend their run of 20 straight wins over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves - the longest active streak in the NBA.

The Lakers are 28-30, but their recent 11-5 stretch has been a step in the right direction for a team whose season would be a total disappointment without a playoff appearance.

However, two areas continue to plague them. Los Angeles' 15.3 turnovers per game rank near the bottom of the league, while its 69.0 percentage from the free-throw line is last.

Both issues reared their heads in a 119-108 loss at Denver on Monday. The Lakers committed 12 of their 15 turnovers before halftime, leading to a 13-point deficit, and hit just 14 of 31 free throws.

Dwight Howard, shooting a career-worst 48.5 percent from the line, was 3 of 14.

"We missed 17 free throws and you get beat by 11, you can do the math. And it doesn't add up," coach Mike D'Antoni told the NBA's official website. "You can't go 14 for 31 from the line and turn it over on the road and expect to win."

Kobe Bryant was assessed a technical foul on his way to the locker room at halftime, though it was rescinded Tuesday. Still, Bryant's 13 technicals lead the league, and three more will result in an automatic one-game suspension.

"I'm not concerned," said Bryant, averaging 27.0 points over his last nine games against Minnesota.

The Timberwolves (20-34) have looked lost for most of the season and continue to nosedive in the standings as they struggle with injuries.

Kevin Love, Chase Budinger and Brandon Roy are already out, and Minnesota could be without Andrei Kirilenko yet again.

Kirilenko limped off in the first quarter of Tuesday's 84-83 overtime loss at Phoenix after he strained his left calf. Kirilenko, who has played in the last four games after missing the previous five with a strained right quadriceps, is listed as questionable for Thursday.

Minnesota buried itself with another poor shooting performance against the Suns, hitting only 34.4 percent for its 13th sub-40.0 percent shooting game. The Timberwolves have been particularly bad from 3-point range, shooting an NBA-worst 30.0 percent.

"You've got to make plays in this league and we're going to have to learn how to make those plays," said coach Rick Adelman, whose team has lost three straight and 19 of 23. "It's as simple as that."

Bryant had 17 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in a 111-100 win at Minnesota on Feb. 1 as the Lakers claimed a 57-40 rebounding edge.

The Timberwolves' last win in the series - and only one in the last 24 meetings - was 117-107 in double overtime at home March 6, 2007.


Last Updated: 9/3/2014 1:45:35 AM EST


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