LAL vs MIN Dream11: Los Angeles Lakers host Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA regular-season at Staples Center, tomorrow on Monday morning. The Lakers are returning to home base after a three-game away stretch against the fellow Western Conference teams. They won all three, beating Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers along the way.
It was supposed to be the toughest stretch yet for the Showtime and a measuring stick to gauge how deep the Lakers actually are. But Frank Vogel's men hardly found any difficulty in the shipping of the big rivals, in fact, they hardly dropped a sweat against the Jazz and the Blazers. The Lakers are 2-3 on the season and hold a 4 and a half-game advantage over Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers are 9-1 in the last 10 games, and 11-1 at home.
Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, are sliding down South of late, as they come into this game looking to end a three-game skid here.
Fantasy Basketball – Head-to-head:
This will be the 115th meeting between these two teams. Los Angeles Lakers have a clear advantage in terms of head-to-head record as they have 78 wins to 36 defeats in those matchups.
Total Games: 114
Los Angeles Lakers: 78
Minnesota Timberwolves: 36
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Minnesota Timberwolves
Match Timing: December 08, @08:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
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LeBron James: The former Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, and the three-time NBA champion is definitely playing at the very level we have seen him play. The four-time NBA MVP is leading the league in assists and is averaging more than 25 points per game.
Points Per Game: 25.6
Rebounds Per Game: 7.0
Assists Per Game: 10.7
Steals Per Game: 1.3
Blocks Per Game: 0.6
Anthony Davis: The former New Orleans Pelicans superstar was untouchable in the last game against Portland Trail Blazers as he dropped game-high 39 points. That's no surprise, for he is a dominating figure in the NBA now.
Points Per Game: 26.6
Rebounds Per Game: 9.1
Assists Per Game: 3.1
Steals Per Game: 1.4
Blocks Per Game: 2.7
Game-changes from Lakers:
Kyle Kuzma: 11.3 points per game.
Rajon Rondo: 8.5 points per game. 1.1 steals per game.
Karl-Anthony Towns: Timberwolves' superstar is having an insane season. He is leading almost all the aspects of the game for his team this season.
Points Per Game: 26.2
Rebounds Per Game: 11.9
Assists Per Game: 4.5
Steals Per Game: 1.1
Blocks Per Game: 1.4
Game-changers from the Wolves:
Andrew Wiggins: 24.9 points per game.
Jeff Teague: 13.0 points per game. 7.5 assists per game.
Los Angeles Lakers Team News:
Status out: Avery Bradley (Leg Injury) and DeMarcus Cousins (Knee Injury)
Status questionable: Kyle Kuma (ankle), Andrew Davis (shoulder) and Rajon Rondo (hamstring).
Los Angeles Lakers squad: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee, Jared Dudley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels
Minnesota Timberwolves Team news:
Status out: Jake Layman is out of this match due to a toe injury.
Status questionable: A host of other superstars are listed as doubtful. Karl-Anthony Towns (knee injury), Jeff Teague (left ankle soreness), Andrew Wiggins (thumb).
Minnesota Timberwolves squad: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague, Keita Bates-Diop, Jordan Bell, Robert Covington, Jarrett Culver, Gorgui Dieng, Treveon Graham, Kelan Martin, Jordan Murphy, Shabazz Napier, Josh Okogie
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Los Angeles Lakers:
PF: LeBron James
SF: Anthony Davis
C: JaVale McGee
PG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SG: Danny Greens
PF: Robert Covington
SF: Josh Okogie
C: Karl-Anthony Towns
PG: Jeff Teague
SG: Jarrett Culver
Los Angeles Lakers: Alex Caruso, Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, Troy Daniels, Quinn Cook, Jared Dudley
Minnesota Timberwolves: Jordan Bell, Keita Bates-Diop, Gorgui Dieng, Treveon Graham, Shabazz Napier, Kelan Martin
Los Angeles Lakers will go into the game as favourites.