12/14/14: Lakers at Wolves, Sunday at 4PM Pacific

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Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves

12/14/14

4:00 PM Pacific time / 7 :00 PM Eastern Time

Target Center in Minneapolis, MN

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles), Fox Sports North (Minneapolis) National: NBA League Pass

Line: Los Angeles Lakers -3

2014-15 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 7-16, 13th in the Western Conference

MInnesota Timberwolves: 6-17, 15th in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Lakers were 1-3 versus the Wolves last season and 0-1 this season.

Injuries:

Lakers:

Out: Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (leg), Ryan Kelly (Hamstring), Xavier Henry (Achilles)

Wolves: 

Out: Ricky Rubio (ankle)

Questionable: Mo Williams (back)

*injury updates via Rotoworld.com

  • Kobe Bryant comes into Sunday’s match-up against the Minnesota Timberwolves with 32,284 career points which currently ranks him 4th on the NBA’s All-Time scoring list and i points behind Micheal Jordan.
  • Bryant only needs 9 more points to pass Micheal Jordan for 3rd on the NBA All-time scoring list.
  • The Lakers lost the last meeting to the Timberwolves 120-119 on 11/28.
  • In their last meeting rookie Zach LaVine erupted for 28 points on 11 for 14 from the field.
  • Bryant had a chance to win the game against the Wolves but his straight away three-pointer rimmed out as time expired.
  • The Lakers have played markedly better since Nick Young has returned to the line up and provided that additional scoring punch off the bench. The Lakers are 6-7 since Young as returned and have won their last 2 games including an impressive upset victory over the defending champs San Antonio Spurs in their home arena.
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