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MINNESOTA (10 - 11) at LA LAKERS (20 - 3)
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Sunday, 12/8/2019 9:35 PM
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554LA LAKERS-10.5-10.5
MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games10-11-7.89-1112-9114.357.944.1%57.8115.957.345.4%56.8
Road Games7-4+6.27-47-4118.759.446.2%55.5116.256.946.0%55.5
Last 5 Games2-3-8.22-33-2117.254.444.5%55.2117.853.046.3%54.6
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)114.357.941-9244.1%13-3933.0%20-2675.8%581124228156
vs opponents surrendering1125641-8946.0%12-3336.1%18-2377.1%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)118.759.442-9246.2%15-3837.8%19-2577.3%551025238156
Stats Against (All Games)115.957.342-9345.4%11-3236.2%20-2577.9%571124237146
vs opponents averaging111.555.941-8946.0%12-3335.8%18-2377.1%531025217155
Stats Against (Road Games)116.256.942-9246.0%11-3036.6%21-2777.2%551024237156

LA LAKERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games20-3+8.114-910-13113.358.348.5%54.0103.754.143.3%51.0
Home Games9-2-1.57-44-7110.258.547.5%54.698.850.141.2%50.4
Last 5 Games4-1+1.84-12-3117.466.849.9%57.0104.453.241.9%49.6
LA LAKERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)113.358.343-8848.5%11-3036.7%17-2373.9%541026209157
vs opponents surrendering111.655.541-8945.7%12-3435.6%18-2377.4%541024218145
Team Stats (Home Games)110.258.542-8847.5%10-3034.9%16-2078.9%551127209167
Stats Against (All Games)103.754.138-8743.3%11-3333.4%17-2180.2%511023218163
vs opponents averaging110.555.240-8945.6%12-3335.9%18-2377.8%531024217155
Stats Against (Home Games)98.850.136-8741.2%10-3529.4%17-2183.6%501022209163
Average power rating of opponents played: MINNESOTA 96.9,  LA LAKERS 96
MINNESOTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/30/2019@ PHILADELPHIA95-117L7L221.5U32-8139.5%452143-9246.7%6622
11/2/2019@ WASHINGTON131-109W3W228.5O51-9454.3%622137-9538.9%4817
11/6/2019@ MEMPHIS121-137L-3.5L224.5O43-9644.8%461150-8856.8%5717
11/8/2019GOLDEN STATE125-119W-12L227.5O48-11143.2%731743-10341.7%6019
11/11/2019@ DETROIT120-114W4W223.5O45-8950.6%491639-8744.8%5217
11/13/2019SAN ANTONIO129-114W-1.5W229.5O45-9149.5%561044-9048.9%4811
11/18/2019@ UTAH112-102W9W219U41-8946.1%581535-9636.5%6014
11/25/2019@ ATLANTA125-113W-4.5W236.5O41-9045.6%571341-9443.6%5817
11/27/2019@ SAN ANTONIO113-101W3W229.5U37-8543.5%631141-9742.3%506
12/4/2019@ DALLAS114-121L5.5L228.5O37-8941.6%521246-9250.0%548
12/6/2019@ OKLAHOMA CITY127-139L3.5L217O50-9652.1%451349-8855.7%5010
12/8/2019@ LA LAKERS              
12/9/2019@ PHOENIX              
12/13/2019LA CLIPPERS              
12/18/2019NEW ORLEANS              
12/20/2019@ DENVER              
12/21/2019@ PORTLAND              
12/23/2019@ GOLDEN STATE              

LA LAKERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
11/1/2019@ DALLAS119-110W1W217O47-9649.0%501140-10239.2%7322
11/3/2019@ SAN ANTONIO103-96W-1W217U42-8748.3%511833-8339.8%5517
11/5/2019@ CHICAGO118-112W-7L214.5O45-9248.9%551543-8550.6%5216
11/12/2019@ PHOENIX123-115W-3W220.5O51-9553.7%57943-9147.3%4911
11/13/2019GOLDEN STATE120-94W-8.5W219.5U48-8953.9%601936-8940.4%4117
11/19/2019OKLAHOMA CITY112-107W-11.5L209.5O43-8948.3%511638-8047.5%4715
11/22/2019@ OKLAHOMA CITY130-127W-4.5L209O45-8851.1%511549-9352.7%4411
11/23/2019@ MEMPHIS109-108W-8L226.5U38-8445.2%511643-8948.3%5519
11/25/2019@ SAN ANTONIO114-104W-4.5W222.5U44-8949.4%49941-8846.6%5213
11/27/2019@ NEW ORLEANS114-110W-6.5L231U44-8551.8%481534-8440.5%5519
12/3/2019@ DENVER105-96W2.5W207.5U39-8446.4%681637-9140.7%4211
12/4/2019@ UTAH121-96W2W211.5O46-9051.1%55734-8341.0%5318
12/6/2019@ PORTLAND136-113W-4.5W225O46-8554.1%561639-8645.3%4015
12/11/2019@ ORLANDO              
12/13/2019@ MIAMI              
12/15/2019@ ATLANTA              
12/17/2019@ INDIANA              
12/19/2019@ MILWAUKEE              
MINNESOTA: LAST SEASON: 36-46, finished 11th in Western Conference.
COACH: Ryan Saunders (second season, 17-25 as interim coach last season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Jeff Teague (12.1 ppg), G Andrew Wiggins (18.1), F Jake Layman (7.6), F Robert Covington (14.5), C Karl-Anthony Towns (24.4).
KEY LOSSES: G Derrick Rose, G Tyus Jones, F Taj Gibson, F Dario Saric, F Anthony Tolliver, G Jerryd Bayless, F Luol Deng.
KEY ADDITIONS: Layman, G Jarrett Culver, G Shabazz Napier, G/F Treveon Graham, F Noah Vonleh, F Jordan Bell, G Jaylen Nowell, C Naz Reid.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Towns is as versatile of a big man as there is in the league, but he can't carry the scoring load alone so the pressure will be on Wiggins to take a step forward under Saunders in the second year of his max contract extension carrying a $27 million salary cap hit. Having a healthy Covington, the team's best defender who arrived in the Jimmy Butler trade from the Sixers last season but missed the last 45 games because of a bone bruise on his knee, will be a critical factor. Culver, the sixth overall pick in the draft out of NCAA runner up Texas Tech, ought to provide more of that valuable perimeter defense along with Josh Okogie off the bench. Either of them could crack the starting lineup at some point, too.
OUTLOOK: The Timberwolves have started fresh, yet again, with Saunders, the youngest coach in the league, beneath an overhauled front office headed by new president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas. With Towns and Wiggins, they have a pair of under-25 standouts locked in, and a quiet offseason relative to the rest of the NBA yielded some useful role players in Layman, Vonleh, Bell, Napier and Graham. The first steps are to establish themselves as a far more consistent and efficient team on defense and shooting from the outside. With the Western Conference even more loaded than before, though, it will be tough to measure progress in the standings. Increasing their win total will be a tall order.
LA LAKERS: LAST SEASON: 37-45, finished 10th in Western Conference.
COACH: Frank Vogel (first season with Lakers; ninth season overall, 304-291).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Rajon Rondo (9.2 ppg), G Danny Green (10.3 with Toronto), F LeBron James (27.4), F Anthony Davis (25.9 with New Orleans), C JaVale McGee (12.0).
KEY LOSSES: F Brandon Ingram, G Lonzo Ball, G Josh Hart, G Lance Stephenson.
KEY ADDITIONS: Davis, Green, C Dwight Howard, G Avery Bradley, F Jared Dudley, G Quinn Cook.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: The evolving chemistry between James and Davis will be at the forefront, but the Lakers' success in creating an immediate title contender could hinge on the supporting cast. Green must keep the outside shooting proficiency he demonstrated last season for Toronto, while Kyle Kuzma must find a role on a reconfigured roster. The Lakers' biggest early-season subplot of all might be around Howard, whose return to LA after six seasons away could be greeted by boos or cheers.
OUTLOOK: An aspiring super team takes shape around James and Davis, who joined forces to do a whole lot more than end the Lakers' franchise-record playoff drought at six years. LA expects to be a title contender with two of the NBA's best players anchoring a lineup featuring perimeter shooting from Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, fast-break proficiency from Alex Caruso and Kuzma, and sturdy defense from Bradley, Rondo and McGee. Vogel's ability to fold this talent into a cohesive unit over the next few months will determine whether the Lakers can do something special in the spring.

Because of this information, no power rating or computer score edges are posted for this game.

After bizarre loss, Wolves reset vs. red-hot Lakers

The Minnesota Timberwolves had played well on the road until they suffered a disastrous finish at Oklahoma City on Friday.

Minnesota will face a challenge regrouping when they visit the red-hot Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

The Wolves dropped a 139-127 overtime decision to the Thunder when a series of mistakes cost them the game.

"I ain't never been a part of something like that," said Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, who had 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting with eight assists.

Towns was at the free-throw line with 1.1 seconds remaining with Minnesota clinging to a 121-119 lead. Towns missed the first free throw before Jordan Bell checked in and was called for delay of game for having his jersey untucked. That resulted in a technical foul.

Oklahoma City's Danilo Gallinari made a free throw to slice the deficit to one, but Towns converted his second free throw for a two-point Minnesota advantage.

However, Thunder center Steven Adams threw a full-court pass to Dennis Schroder, who hit a buzzer-beating layup to force overtime.

The Wolves, who fell for the third straight game, were outscored 17-5 in the extra session.

Jeff Teague had 32 points and nine assists for the Wolves, who are 7-4 on the road.

"I've been playing basketball for a long time, and I've never seen that before," said Minnesota guard Josh Okogie, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Lakers are on one of their best runs in a long time. They capped a three-game swing with a 136-113 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday for their 11th consecutive road win. It's the third best run in franchise history and the longest streak since the 1972-73 Lakers won 12 in a row. The club record is 16 straight road wins by the 1971-72 Lakers.

The Lakers, who were tied with the Milwaukee Bucks for the best record in the NBA at 20-3 entering Saturday's games, are 9-2 at home. The Lakers have won three in a row and 13 of their last 14 contests. A 114-100 defeat at home by the Dallas Mavericks is the lone loss during that stretch.

On Friday, Anthony Davis had 39 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, while LeBron James finished with 31 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Lakers. Kyle Kuzma added 15 points off the bench for Los Angeles, which shot 54.1 percent from the floor and converted 17 of 36 3-pointers (47.2 percent) against Portland.

"Our offense is starting to catch up with our defense a little bit," said James, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Lakers ranked first in the league in field goal percentage at 48.5 percent. Los Angeles also was among the top defensive clubs, leading the NBA in blocks at 7.4 and fourth in points allowed at 103.7 per game through Friday.

"We knew at some point that the cohesiveness and the rhythm would start to get better and better," James added. "It's been behind our defense for the majority of the season. Tonight it caught up with our defense, and it gave us a good boost closing out the road trip."

The contest against the Lakers will be the first of back-to-back games for the Wolves. They visit the Phoenix Suns on Monday.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 9/30/2020 10:04:37 PM EST

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