The Los Angeles Lakers end their brief two-day midwest road trip with a Sunday night battle against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center in Minneapolis. Here are the relevant details for Sunday's game, during which the Lakers look to rebound from losing five of their last seven games.
Records: Lakers (11-9), Timberwolves (9-10)
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis
Time: 4 p.m. PST
TV: KCAL channel 9, with Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz on the call
Offensive Efficiency: Minnesota, 102.7 points per 100 possessions (15th in NBA); Lakers, 102.3 (16th)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers, 100.8 (11th); Minnesota 101.0 (13th)
Series History: The Lakers have had their way with the Timberwolves in recent seasons, winning each of their last 15 meetings, including seven straight victories in Minnesota.
Road Woes: The Lakers have lost four straight road games and are just 1-7 away from home on the season, their worst start on the road since beginning the 2002-2003 season 1-8 on the road.
Look Out Kareem: Kobe Bryant made 10 field goals on Saturday in Milwaukee en route to scoring 27 points. Kobe has made 9.932 field goals in his career, just three shy of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the all-time franchise lead.
Double-Double Machine: Timberwolves power forward extraordinaire Kevin Love had 64 double-doubles last season, just two behind Dwight Howard for the NBA lead. This season Love is better than ever, averaging 24.9 points and 13.8 rebounds per contest. The former UCLA Bruin has a league-best 18 double-doubles in 19 games this season.
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