The Los Angeles Lakers look for their fifth straight victory on Friday night as they return home to host the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. The Lakers are expected to have Ramon Sessions, Jordan Hill, and Christian Eneyga available for the game. Here are the details of Friday night's contest:
Records: Lakers (27-16); Timberwolves (22-22)
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
TV: Fox Sports West, with Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz on the call.
Offensive Efficiency: Minnesota, 105.1 points per 100 possessions (11th in NBA); Lakers, 104.1 (17th)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers, 101.4 (10th); Minnesota, 104.2 (16th)
Home vs. Road: The Lakers are 18-2 at home, tied with the Miami Heat for the best home record in the NBA, and have won nine straight games at Staples Center. The Timberwolves are 10-10 on the road this season.
Going Streaking: The Lakers have beaten the Timberwolves 18 straight times, with their last loss coming March 6, 2007 in Minnesota. At Staples Center, the Lakers have beaten Minnesota 11 straight times.
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