Lakers vs. Timberwolves Preview: Lonzo Ball, Lakers look for revenge

Lakers vs. Timberwolves Preview: Lonzo Ball, Lakers look for revenge

The 114-110 win brought their early season record to an nearly respectable 5-6 to stand 10th in the Western Conference, but it was not guaranteed until the final seconds of the game.

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers rode their luck on Wednesday to record a thrilling 114-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves and move closer to early season respectability.

"He gave us great minutes", Lakers star forward LeBron James said.

Derrick Rose has a strong performance as he scores 31 points, but can't hit a critical shot late.

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Kevin McHale on NBATV commented on the pressure the young Lakers are experiencing playing alongside LeBron for the first time, saying that Chandler may be able to bring the same veteran maturity but alleviate some of the pressure of playing on the same team as LeBron James.

"Hopefully it's nothing serious", said Luke Walton.

The team signed center Tyson Chandler, notorious for his defensive prowess down low, two days after the Lakers were dismantled by the Raptors to the tune of a 121-107 loss.

Despite Bayless' comments, James has averaged more points this season (26.5 to 24.1), but is down on assists (7.8 to 8.9) and rebounds (7.9 to 8.3).

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Lonzo Ball may not be on the floor for the Lakers on Saturday. Tyson Chandler also made his Lakers debut and was a huge presence, but we will get to that later.

"I've been on the other side and played the villain, now it's great to be on this side".

"The more pressure I can take off him, it will free him up to do all the special things he has been doing his entire career".

"Chandler's game bears some resemblance to starting center JaVale McGee, as both men pride themselves on above-the-rim scoring, rebounding and defense".

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The Lakers have had a fluctuating start to the season, winning five and losing six.

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