On Friday, the Lakers and Timberwolves will meet for the second time this season.
The first meeting, held on November 12, was uncontested as Minnesota used a 40-12 third quarter to secure a 24-point win (107-83). However, things have changed since then.
Entering this game, the Lakers have a much improved defense and rank 11 in the league. It fueled their second triple win streak of the season.
The Lakers will be full of four players currently sidelined in the league’s health and safety protocols at Tallinn: Horton Tucker, Dwight Howard, Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley.
The Lakers are still in great shape with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the roster, but the Timberwolves have been a lot more competitive this year than they have been in past seasons. Their 13-15 record is the franchise’s best start in 28 games since the 2018-19 season.
It would be safe to expect a fierce battle Friday night.
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Game specter Anthony Edwards has grabbed headlines this season, whether it’s en route to a 48-point career against the Warriors in early November, stuffing the stats roster in Jimmy Butler’s return to Minnesota or breaking a career and franchise record. 10 three-pointers in a win over the Nuggets.
What channel is Lakers vs Timberwolves?
- channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | fuboTV
What time does the Lakers start against Timberwolves?
- Date: Friday 17 December
- time: 10:00 PM ET | 7:00 PM Pacific Time
The Lakers vs.
Lakers next schedule
|December 17||in Timberwolves||10:00 pm||ESPN|
|December 19||in the bulls||20:00||–|
|December 21||vs suns||10:00 pm||TNT|
|December 23||against. spurs||10:30 pm|
|December 25||versus networks||20:00||ABC, ESPN|
(all times eastern)
Next schedule Timberwolves
|December 17||vs Lakers||10:00 pm||ESPN|
|December 19||vs Mavericks||20:00||–|
|December 21||in the Mavericks||8:30 pm||–|
|December 23||in jazz||9:00 pm||–|
|December 27||vs Celtics||20:00||–|
(all times eastern)
NBA schedule 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the National Basketball Association returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, the league’s 75th anniversary season.
Here are some of the key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Trade deadline: February 10
- NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
- Regular season ends: April 10
- Playing Championship: From 12 to 15 April
- Qualifiers begin: April 16
- The NBA Finals begin: June 2
- 2022 NBA Draft: June 23