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Lakers go down to the wire again, hold off Timberwolves – Daily News

Lakers go down to the wire again, hold off Timberwolves – Daily News
  • The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #Zero dunks the ball on throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Cities #32 dunks the ball as the l’ JaVale McGee #7 defends throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers LeBron James #23 lays the ball up as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Cities #32 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers LeBron James #23 lays the ball up as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Cities #32 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers’ LeBron James dunks as the Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose, left, and Karl-Anthony Cities defend throughout Wednesday’s recreation at Staples Middle. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers LeBron James #23 dunks the ball as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Cities #32 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers LeBron James #23 dunks the ball as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Cities #32 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers LeBron James #23 dunks the ball as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Cities #32 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers LeBron James #23 dunks the ball as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Cities #32 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers JaVale McGee #7 dunks the ball as the Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose #25 defends throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers Lonzo Ball #2 goes to the hoop as Timberwolves Taj Gibson #67, Andrew Wiggins #22 and Karl-Anthony Cities #32 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 congratulates Josh Hart #Three throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #Zero dunks the ball as the Timberwolves Anthony Tolliver #43 seems to be on throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 smiles throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #Zero dunks the ball as the Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Cities #32 defends throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers Rajon Rondo #9 lays the ball up as Timberwolves Taj Gibson #67 and Derrick Rose #25 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers Brandon Ingram #14 drives to the hoop as the Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins #22 defends throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers Brandon Ingram #14 passes the ball round the Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Cities #32 throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers LeBron James #23 lays the ball up at the Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Cities #32 seems to be on throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 dunks the ball as the Timberwolves Jimmy Butler #23 appears on throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers LeBron James #23 shoots as the Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins #22 defends throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 hits a Three-point shot as the Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins #22 appears on throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #Zero reacts after hitting a shot at the buzzer to finish the first half of play throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Lakers Kyle Kuzma #Zero and LeBron James #23 excessive 5 throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota Timberwolves calls out to his staff throughout the first half towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves makes an attempt a shot in entrance of Kyle Kuzma #Zero of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the first half at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots a jumper over Kyle Kuzma #Zero of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the first half at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves scores on a leap hook over JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the first half at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Karl-Anthony Cities #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves appears to shoot over Kyle Kuzma #Zero and Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the first half at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots over Kyle Kuzma #Zero and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the first half at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves scores on a layup throughout the first half towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Karl-Anthony Cities #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves publish up Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the first half at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves middle Karl-Anthony Cities, proper, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma defends throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Luke Walton on the sidelines throughout the first half towards the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves middle Karl-Anthony Cities, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers middle Tyson Chandler defends throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, middle, goes up for a shot as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, left, ahead Taj Gibson, second from proper, and ahead Andrew Wiggins watch throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves middle Karl-Anthony Cities, proper, tries to get previous Los Angeles Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Brandon Ingram, proper, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves middle Karl-Anthony Cities defends throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Brandon Ingram, proper, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves middle Karl-Anthony Cities defends throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Brandon Ingram, proper, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves middle Karl-Anthony Cities, middle, defends and ahead Andrew Wiggins watches throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead Brandon Ingram, left, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves middle Karl-Anthony Cities defends throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma defends throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, middle, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, left, and middle Karl-Anthony Cities defend throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves ahead Taj Gibson dunks throughout the first half of the staff’s NBA basketball recreation towards the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves middle Karl-Anthony Cities defends throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, middle, goes to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers middle JaVale McGee, left, and ahead Kyle Kuzma defend throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • The Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler #23 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Josh Hart #Three and JaVale McGee #7 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers Josh Hart #Three, LeBron James #23 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers’ Josh Hart #Three runs up courtroom after sinking a Three-point shot throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Lakers coach Luke Walton talks to LeBron James #23 throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 seems on as Kyle Kuzma #Zero prepares to shoot 2 free throws late in the 4th quarter throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers makes an attempt to quiet the crowd earlier than two Josh Hart #Three freethrows throughout a 114-110 lead at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • The Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Cities #32 and the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo #9 go after a rebound throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Cities #32 and the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo #9 go after a rebound throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Cities #32 and the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo #9 go after a rebound throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Cities #32 drives to the hoop as Lakers JaVale McGee #7 and LeBron James #23 defend throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 grabs a rebound throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Lakers coach Luke Walton throughout their recreation towards the Timberwolves at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Cities #32 drives to the hoop as the Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 defends throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • The Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Cities #32 drives to the hoop as the Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 defends throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Kyle Kuzma #Zero of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as he’s fouled by Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • Lakers LeBron James #23 and Tyson Chandler #5 throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Lakers LeBron James #23 and Tyson Chandler #5 throughout their recreation at the Staples Middle in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photograph by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts reacts throughout a 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts throughout a 114-110 loss the the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket previous Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to his three pointer throughout a 114-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves regains management of the ball in entrance of Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes as he’s defended by Karl-Anthony Cities #32 and Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout a 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reaches for a unfastened ball throughout a 114-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves go after a rebound throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers will get fouled by Josh Okogie #20 of the Minnesota Timberwolves in entrance of Tyus Jones #1 throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers appears to shoot as he’s guarded by Taj Gibson of the Minnesota Timberwolves throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a jumper over Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives round Anthony Tolliver #43 of the Minnesota Timberwolves throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers makes use of Tyson Chandler #5 as a display previous Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers makes use of the decide of Tyson Chandler #5, as Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves provides chase, throughout a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to his three pointer throughout a 114-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a jumper over Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers assist up Josh Hart #Three throughout a 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Middle on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Pictures)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, proper, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler defends throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, proper, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves ahead Andrew Wiggins defends throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, left, tries to get by Minnesota Timberwolves ahead Andrew Wiggins throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Actor Jack Nicholson cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers as his son Ray, proper, sits with him throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation between the Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, proper, gestures as ahead LeBron James stands in the background throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation towards the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers middle Tyson Chandler, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler attain for a rebound throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James shoots throughout the first half of an NBA basketball recreation towards the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Actor Denzel Washington, left, talks with Magic Johnson, proper, and Denzel’s spouse, Pauletta, throughout the second half of an NBA basketball recreation between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers gained 114-110. (AP Photograph/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES — The Lakers knew they wanted to rebound higher of their rematch with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Perhaps they didn’t understand how a lot better.

After a late possession through which the Lakers received the ball again 3 times, they prevailed 114-110, thanks to three late free throws by Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart. Two of the offensive rebounds got here from Tyson Chandler, who was enjoying his first recreation for the Lakers (5-6) after formally signing on Tuesday.

It was a much more full effort than the earlier assembly, only a week-and-a-half earlier than in Minnesota. Whereas the Lakers allowed 20 Three-point baskets, they held the Timberwolves to simply 33 % capturing in a 43-point second half and flipped the rebounding benefit their approach. It was the group’s second win over a strong Western Convention staff in the final three video games, and in it, the Lakers felt they confirmed their potential.

“I thought the way we played in the second half was a great example of the team that we have to be,” Coach Luke Walton stated. “And we’ve been in spurts this season. But that’s the team that can count on getting stops and count on winning a game with their defense.”

The Lakers have made a behavior of retaining their video games dramatic this season, and Wednesday night time continued the development.

The Lakers led by seven in the ultimate two minutes after a key Three-pointer by Kuzma. However Derrick Rose, who has used this season to remind followers that he was as soon as a league MVP, knocked down back-to-back Three-pointers to reduce the margin to some extent with 1:06 left.

That led to a collection of awkward shot makes an attempt by the Lakers, however every one was recouped – both by rebound or by Minnesota dropping the ball out of bounds. Lastly, with 9 seconds left, Kuzma was fouled and made the first of two free throws.

On the ensuing possession, Rose obtained a clear take a look at one other Three-pointer however missed.

The sport helped the Lakers transfer on from Sunday’s dispiriting loss to the Toronto Raptors. LeBron James was simply shy of a triple-double on Wednesday, ending with 24 factors, 10 rebounds and 9 assists whereas sporting a headscarf that was a part of his typical apparel early in his profession however has turn out to be much less widespread since.

He was as happy as anybody in the locker room by current developments.

“This is the most we’ve defended in close to 48 minutes all year,” he stated. “We did it against a very good team.”

After fretting about being torched by Minnesota (Four-Eight) from past the arc 9 days in the past, the rematch didn’t go a lot better in that exact facet. The Lakers (5-6) gave up 10 Three-point baskets in the first half alone, struggling towards a smaller Wolves lineup and middle Taj Gibson, who stretched out to the perimeter himself (Three for five from Three-point vary).

That, mixed with an energized early effort from Andrew Wiggins (who missed the earlier assembly) with 19 factors, in addition to one other classic efficiency from Rose (31 factors), made the Timberwolves a difficult matchup.

Hart got here off the bench with wanted hearth, making his first 4 photographs from Three-point vary and seeming to have a robust rapport with James. The second-year guard completed with 21 factors on 5-of-7 capturing, outscoring the whole Minnesota bench (seven factors) by himself.

The Lakers obtained strong minutes out of Chandler, who made only one shot however grabbed 9 rebounds (5 offensive), serving to lead to a 47-40 rebounding benefit over Minnesota. Chandler additionally hounded Karl-Anthony Cities, 14 years his junior, on protection, serving to hold the All-Star to an Zero-for-9 displaying in the second half.

It rounded out a wild week for Chandler, who had been ready to be purchased out of his Phoenix contract since studies first emerged on Saturday. In the meantime, he had to transfer again to L.A. and prepare to play for a brand new workforce.

“You know it’s been five days that you try to just stay in shape and all of that,” he stated. “But I had to move, get myself together, MRIs, X-Rays, this and that, interviews and blah, blah, blah, knock you out of your routine. I was just happy to get this first one out of the way so I can get back into my rhythm and really just start building layers of what we’re going to try to accomplish.”

🎥 Led by LeBron’s 24 factors, 4 Lakers scored over 20 tonight as they defeat the Timberwolves, 114-110 #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/9gnPNc5s2q

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November Eight, 2018

🎥 Head coach Luke Walton speaks about Tyson Chandler’s fast impression on the courtroom. pic.twitter.com/VOk0hgdS1S

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November Eight, 2018

🎥 LeBron James talks about what Tyson Chandler’s presence meant in his first recreation with the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/5TVdVEtos5

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November Eight, 2018

🎥 Tyson Chandler displays on the assist his teammates gave him and getting a win in his first recreation with the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/v3NuvOoGJJ

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November Eight, 2018

Josh Hart caught hearth from past the arc in the first half 🔥💜👌🔥#LakeShow (📺: @SpectrumSN & ESPN) pic.twitter.com/8fUAuoAgPj

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November Eight, 2018