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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:12 pm    Post subject: *** Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves (01/24/19) ***

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES vs LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 • 7:30 PM PT

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*Team Rosters(link)

*Starting Line ups
    Timberwolves ................ Lakers
    PG:Dee Rose ................. Brandon Ingram
    SG: Josh Okogie ……...…....... K.C-Pope
    SF: Andrew Wiggins ………..… Josh Hart
    PF: Taj Gibson ................... Kyle Kuzma
    C: Karl-Anthony Towns ....... I. Zubac

*Statistics
    FG%: Lakers - 47%; Timberwolves - 45%
    3 Pt.%: Lakers - 34%; Timberwolves - 35%
    Rebs: Lakers - 47.5; Timberwolves - 44.4
    Asts: Lakers - 24.4; Timberwolves - 24.4
    FT%: Lakers - 69%; Timberwolves - 79%
    PPG: Lakers - 112.3; Timberwolves - 111.6
    OPPG: Lakers - 111.8; Timberwolves - 112.0
    Last 10 Games: Lakers 4-6; Timberwolves 5-5

* Injury Report:
    Timberwolves - J. Teague, R. Covington - Out
    T. Jones - Game Time Decision


    Lakers - L. Ball, L. James - Out
    R. Rondo - Game Time Decision

*Media
    Local: TNT, SpecSN/D, FSFL, SpecSN/D
    Radio: 710 AM ESPN / 1330 AM ESPN DEPORTES, ESPN 580 NBA League Pass


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GO LAKERS!!
xxxxxxxx BLAST the Timberwolves!! ...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:01 am    Post subject:

* Rajon Rondo Expected To Return To Lakers On Thursday

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25821630/los-angeles-lakers-expect-rajon-rondo-return-thursday-vs-minnesota-timberwolves

https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/252321/Rajon-Rondo-Expected-To-Return-To-Lakers-On-Thursday
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:51 am    Post subject:

Need W, Minnesota is getting back into the playoff race.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:58 am    Post subject:

ZUBAC VS KAT

WIN!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:10 pm    Post subject:

Kuz/Hart gonna get lit up by Wiggins unless Luke smart enough to stick BI on him
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:03 pm    Post subject:

Yet another one of those "must win" situations (as is every game).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:15 pm    Post subject:

I think we are gonna blow them out if rondo plays tomorrow, because he is better at team concept success then Lonzo is because Lonzo Ball is still developing his leadership skills..

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject:

W?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:40 pm    Post subject:

I seriously hate facing this team.

KAT turns into Wilt and Wiggins forgets that he's awful and turns into prime Vince Carter.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject:

LeBron James won't play vs. Timberwolves on Thursday


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LeBron James will not play Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton, extending the four-time MVP's absence to 15 games because of a left groin strain.

James participated in drills Wednesday but has yet to experience a full-contact practice since suffering the injury on Christmas Day.


http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25834855/lebron-james-los-angeles-lakers-not-ready-return
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:52 pm    Post subject:

Preview: Timberwolves (23-24) at Lakers (25-23)


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The Timberwolves have regained some confidence in recent days after back-to-back victories over the Suns. The Wolves won a tight two-point game at Minnesota on Sunday and rolled to a 118-91 victory Tuesday in the desert.

Tuesday's victory included a third-quarter altercation between the Wolves' Gorgui Dieng and the Suns' Devin Booker, with both players being ejected. Afterward, Wolves players appeared amused by the altercation and Dieng even joked about it.

"As a team we're better when we play with the right emotion," Minnesota interim coach Ryan Saunders said, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "So we want to make sure to control our emotions in terms of not letting them become negative, but we were playing tougher with things."

The Wolves are 4-3 under Saunders, who took over after Tom Thibodeau was fired earlier this month.

Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns has scored at least 20 points in 13 of his last 14 games, averaging 26.1 points over that stretch. He put up 55 points in the two recent games against the Suns. Rookie Josh Okogie is coming off a career-best 21-point game and has averaged 11.7 points in seven games this month.

"Josh has all the tools to become an All-Star," Wolves forward Taj Gibson said in the Star-Tribune.

While James and Ball are expected to be out for the Lakers, Wolves guards Jeff Teague (foot) and Tyus Jones (ankle) are day-to-day, while forward Robert Covington (knee) is out indefinitely.


Today's Officials January 24, 2019

Sean Wright (#4) Mark Ayotte (#56) Justin Van Duyne (#64)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject:

I'd consider running this starting lineup:

PG: Rondo
SG: Svi
SF: BI
PF: Kuz
C: Zubac
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:42 pm    Post subject:

Staccatos wrote:
I'd consider running this starting lineup:

PG: Rondo
SG: Svi
SF: BI
PF: Kuz
C: Zubac


It's worth a try... It's not like Hart is locking guys down on D and Svi will help create room for BI and Kuz.

It's only a matter of whether Towns goes off on Zu or puts him into foul trouble.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject:

Keep in mind that while Rondo will 100% be back for the Suns, he's a GTD for the TWolves
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject:

Critical game, can't drop this game and lose another tiebreaker to a team they're competing for a playoff spot.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:44 am    Post subject:

bertrome wrote:
Critical game, can't drop this game and lose another tiebreaker to a team they're competing for a playoff spot.


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THIS!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:41 am    Post subject:

Lebron continues to preserve himself for the playoffs to the point that we don't get in. Makes absolutely zero sense.

Sorry, this organization needs to have this dude risk it. Hell, nobody is asking him to play 40 minutes, in fact prior he was playing one the lowest minutes per game of his career. DO SOMETHING. We cannot afford to lose more games with Ingram running the show and having Kuzma shoot until he gets hot. It isn't working.

All this talk of "he wants to be out there" is horse (bleep). Dude knows we aren't winning it at all this season and doesn't care. If this was Kobe you know he would be out there battling. Sick of this Queen James hijacking this franchise and running everything.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:42 am    Post subject:

Its simple. This is a must win game like every one until the end of regular season. We are in that position when we do not have any space to lose.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:16 am    Post subject:

Staccatos wrote:
I'd consider running this starting lineup:

PG: Rondo
SG: Svi
SF: BI
PF: Kuz
C: Zubac


Towns is a bad fit for Zubac, he struggles with quicker bigs who can play on the perimeter.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject:

Lazlow wrote:
Lebron continues to preserve himself for the playoffs to the point that we don't get in. Makes absolutely zero sense.

Sorry, this organization needs to have this dude risk it. Hell, nobody is asking him to play 40 minutes, in fact prior he was playing one the lowest minutes per game of his career. DO SOMETHING. We cannot afford to lose more games with Ingram running the show and having Kuzma shoot until he gets hot. It isn't working.

All this talk of "he wants to be out there" is horse (bleep). Dude knows we aren't winning it at all this season and doesn't care. If this was Kobe you know he would be out there battling. Sick of this Queen James hijacking this franchise and running everything.


This post nails it. This situation is just making some of us miss seeing Kobe on the court
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject:

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Dave McMenamin: Luke Walton says Rajon Rondo remains a gametime decision. He said if Rondo plays he’ll most likely start. – via Twitter mcten
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject:

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Dave McMenamin: Luke Walton says Rajon Rondo remains a gametime decision. He said if Rondo plays he’ll most likely start. – via Twitter mcten
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject:

Lazlow wrote:
Lebron continues to preserve himself for the playoffs to the point that we don't get in. Makes absolutely zero sense.

Sorry, this organization needs to have this dude risk it. Hell, nobody is asking him to play 40 minutes, in fact prior he was playing one the lowest minutes per game of his career. DO SOMETHING. We cannot afford to lose more games with Ingram running the show and having Kuzma shoot until he gets hot. It isn't working.

All this talk of "he wants to be out there" is horse (bleep). Dude knows we aren't winning it at all this season and doesn't care. If this was Kobe you know he would be out there battling. Sick of this Queen James hijacking this franchise and running everything.


So you'd rather Lebron go out there not fully healthy carry the team to the playoffs and potentially making the injury a lot worse? You saw what happened to Oladipo right?

Because im thinking and this is just me! I'd much rather he takes the time he needs to fully recover and lessen the risk of reaggravating the injury. Im not intrested in Lebron showing he can play through pain just to appease fans. We need to keep this dude as healthy as possible because he's gonna take us to another level. If he stays healthy of course.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject:

I’m guessing by 6PM PT we’ll know rather Rondo is playing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
I’m guessing by 6PM PT we’ll know rather Rondo is playing.


LOL. You’ll get it right one of these days buddy. =)
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