NBA, Lakers vs Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 28 points to a dominating victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers seem to can’t find an answer in between the injuries and health protocol as now Anthony Davis is injured in the third quarter.
Lebron James wasn’t himself in this outing scoring just 18 points and shot the ball only 13 times. It was because of the four fouls he collected in the first half. His defense was nowhere to be seen. That did hurt the team.
The start of the match said the story to be played throughout the match. Minnesota Timberwolves outplayed the visitors 23-16 in the opening quarter alone.
Coming with 18 turnovers and allowing the host to take 15 offensive rebounds, the Lakers were sloppy for the most part of the game.
The second quarter saw the rhythm settling for both teams, especially the visitors offensively. However, Minnesota’s offense was even more powerful and added two more points to their lead. They were leading by 8 points at the break.
It was a game where both teams shot not as high as they liked. The stat, if you are a Lakers fan, don’t want to see as Timberwolves had 61 rebounds against the Lakers who could collect 36 rebounds.
The Lakers were down as much as 14 points in the third quarter. Russell Westbrook helped the Lakers with an 11-0 run but the hosts came back with their own 10-0 run to maintain the advantage.
Although the Lakers were in touching distance, after Davis’ exit it went from bad to worse. Minnesota’s Jaden McDaniels fell onto his knee, hyperextending it in the third quarter. The Lakers later announced that Davis has a left knee contusion and will undergo further tests.
The Lakers have signed a 10-day contract with Isaiah Thomas, who last played with Pelicans a season ago. He kept the offensive momentum going and finished the game with 19 points in the 22 minutes he got to play. Hoping the Lakers to extend his contract.
Many players are missing with safety protocols and the Lakers had five with the likes of Howard, Austin Reaves, Malik Monk, Avery Bradley, and Talen Horton-Tucker.
Matches are being delayed or canceled due to the COVID-19 cases rising again.