Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:04 am

(4-7) TIMBERWOLVES at LAKERS (4-6)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:30 PM PDT
Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA

Referees: James Capers (#19), Marat Kogut (#32), Jonathan Sterling (#17)

Replay Center: Brandon Adair, Nick Buchert, Jason Phillips

Line: Lakers -5

National TV: ESPN Local TV: Spectrum SportsNet

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GAME PREVIEW: TIMBERWOLVES AT LAKERS


BY NBA.COM

The Los Angeles Lakers will get another opportunity to measure their improvement when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at Staples Center.

The Lakers (4-6) lost to the Timberwolves 124-120 in Minnesota on Oct. 29 after Jimmy Butler made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and scored 32 points.

Not only would the Lakers like to improve on that performance, but they hope to better their effort from Sunday, when they fell behind 41-10 against the visiting Toronto Raptors before losing 121-107.

The 42-17 deficit at the end of the first quarter was the first time Los Angeles trailed by more than 24 points at the end of any quarter during the shot-clock era.

"It's very, very hard to make a game out of it when you start like that and expend so much energy trying to get back into it," Lakers forward LeBron James told reporters afterward. "You still learn from it. We're going to watch some film and things of that nature. You don't put too much into it. There are games like this in an 82-game season where you just don't have it. We had it in spurts, but for 48 minutes we didn't have it."

The Timberwolves (4-7) are still looking for their first road victory of the season after losing 120-109 against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night at Staples Center. Minnesota is 0-6 away from Target Center this season.

Butler, who has been demanding a trade since the preseason, has sat out every other game since the win against the Lakers last week. He wouldn't discuss his status for Wednesday's game, however.

"I'm not worried about nothing, none of that," Butler told reporters. "You continue to ask those questions, but it's not going to change the way I go about the game, not going to change the way I interact with guys in this locker room."

The Lakers are 27th in the league in scoring defense, allowing an average of 120 points a game, though they've kept their opponent under that mark in five of the past seven games.

Help could soon be on the way as Tyson Chandler recently cleared waivers on a contract buyout with the Phoenix Suns, and the veteran center is expected to sign with the Lakers.

"We love the fact that we're going to get another veteran," James told reporters. "A guy who plays hard, a guy who's very smart and another champion to add to the champions that we have in this system here today, and it adds depth in our frontcourt, which we have had trouble with at times."

Los Angeles is 24th in the league in rebounding differential (-3.8).

Lakers center JaVale McGee has been one of the bright spots so far this season, averaging 14.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. He had 16 points and 15 rebounds in a 114-113 win against the visiting Dallas Mavericks last Wednesday, his first double-double since March 24, 2017, but has seen his minutes decline the past two games.

McGee played a season-low 17 minutes against the Raptors on Sunday, finishing with eight points and six rebounds.


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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:41 pm

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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby Julius Russell » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:22 pm

2 days off. We will see a dominant performance from Bron
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:05 pm

A win would be nice. Minnesota is far from an elite team. Brian Windhorst said Ingram isn't having any fun playing with LeBron. He just said that on the Jump on ESPN. That would definitely cause Chemistry problems.
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:51 pm

I think that Kuz should be coming off the bench and either KCP or Hart should start. Ingram is out of position. It just makes no sense. Personally, I think KCP is just off to a weird start, but but if he starts and gets into a rhythm, could be a stabilizer, especially on defense.
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby Lakers4Life » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:05 pm

Josh Hart with three 3-pointers in a row!!!
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:19 pm

Wiggins always KILLS us at Staples! Maybe he's the guy we should be targeting because he obviously loves playing in this building.
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Postby Lakers4Life » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:23 pm

Make that four 3’s in a row!!!!
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:51 pm

A night we're shooting 53% they gotta shoot 61% :puzlyellow:
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby Lakers4Life » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:53 pm

I’m watching 2 teams who can’t play good defense battling it out tonight! #Entertaining
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:00 pm

They have 3 stars, we have one. GET THIS VICTORY!!!
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:16 pm

Andrew Wiggins is a Great player, he is a lifetime 20 point Scorer and he's only 23. He is very underrated IMO. Wolves are howling away up 88-86 after the 3rd Qtr but we still have a solid chance to win this game.
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:32 pm

3Peatkb24 wrote:Andrew Wiggins is a Great player, he is a lifetime 20 point Scorer and he's only 23. He is very underrated IMO. Wolves are howling away up 88-86 after the 3rd Qtr but we still have a solid chance to win this game.


Yeah, the opinions about Wiggins are all over the place, but we all know that you have always been a bit biased about him. The defense looks improved in the second half and I can see how Tyson Chandler will be solid for us. You can already tell the difference. LeBron needs to bring this one home and we need to stick to Butler like glue. Rondo has had an awful game. Let's see if Lonzo plays down the stretch.
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Re: Game 11: 11/7/18 Timberwolves at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:38 pm

KobeMVP888 wrote:
3Peatkb24 wrote:Andrew Wiggins is a Great player, he is a lifetime 20 point Scorer and he's only 23. He is very underrated IMO. Wolves are howling away up 88-86 after the 3rd Qtr but we still have a solid chance to win this game.


Yeah, the opinions about Wiggins are all over the place, but we all know that you have always been a bit biased about him. The defense looks improved in the second half and I can see how Tyson Chandler will be solid for us. You can already tell the difference. LeBron needs to bring this one home and we need to stick to Butler like glue. Rondo has had an awful game. Let's see if Lonzo plays down the stretch.


Yeah Wiggins was my guy coming out of college a few years ago, I was wrong about Okafor though being Great when he came out but I do think Wiggins has proved me right. Anyone's game right now, Ingram just hit a huge 3! 104-101 Lakers lead.
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Postby 3Peatkb24 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:41 pm

Damn Rose just tied it with a 3! 104-104 now. Rose has been kicking ass lately.
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