The Los Angeles Lakers, with or without concussed superstar Kobe Bryant, will open the second half of their season on Wednesday night hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Here are the details of Wednesday night's NBA contest:
Records: Lakers (20-14), Timberwolves (18-17)
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports West, with Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz on the call.
Offensive Efficiency: Timberwolves, 103.7 points per 100 possessions (13th in NBA); Lakers, 103.0 (17th)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers, 101.0 (12th); Timberwolves, 102.1 (13th)
Going Streaking: The Lakers have beaten the Timberwolves 16 straight times, including a 106-101 win in Minneapolis on January 29. The last time the Lakers lost to the Timberwolves was March 6, 2007. The Lakers have won 10 straight home games against Minnesota.
Home, Sweet Home: The Lakers are 14-2 at home this season, and have won five straight home games.
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