On Friday, the Lakers and Timberwolves will meet for the second time this season.

The first meeting, which occurred on November 12, was no contest, as Minnesota used a 40-12 third quarter to secure a 24-point victory (107-83). However, things have changed since then.

Coming into this game, the Lakers have a greatly improved defense that is ranked 11th in the league. He has fueled his second three-game winning streak of the season.

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The Lakers will have their hands full with four players currently sidelined in the league’s health and safety protocols in Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard, Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley.

The Lakers are still in good shape with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the roster, but the Timberwolves have been much more competitive this year than in past seasons. His 13-15 record is the franchise’s best 28-game start since the 2018-19 season.

It would be safe to expect a close battle on Friday night.

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Sophomore Anthony Edwards has been in the most headlines this season, whether it’s exploding for 48 points against the Warriors in early November, filling out the stat sheet on Jimmy Butler’s return to Minnesota, or knocking down a career-high. and franchise. 10 3-pointers in a beating win against the Nuggets.

What channel are Lakers vs. Timberwolves?

  • Channel: ESPN
  • Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | fuboTV

What time does Lakers vs. Timberwolves start?

  • Date: Friday December 17
  • Hour: 10:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm Pacific Time

Lakers vs. Timberwolves is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday, December 17. The game will be played at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Lakers next schedule

Date Adversary Hour National television
December 17 in Timberwolves 10:00 pm ESPN
Decembre 19th in Bulls 8:00 pm
December 21 against suns 10:00 pm TNT
December 23th vs. Spurs 10:30 pm
December 25th against networks 8:00 pm ABC, ESPN

(All the eastern time)

Timberwolves Upcoming Calendar

Date Adversary Hour National television
December 17 vs. Lakers 10:00 pm ESPN
Decembre 19th against Mavericks 8:00 pm
December 21 in Mavericks 8:30 pm
December 23th in Jazz 21:00
December 27 against the celtics 8:00 pm

(All the eastern time)

NBA schedule for 2023-22

After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2023-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.

Here are some key dates for the 2023-22 NBA season:

  • Changes deadline: Feb. 10
  • NBA All-Star 2023: February 18-20
  • Regular season ends: April 10th
  • Entrance tournament: April 12-15
  • The playoffs begin: April 16th
  • The NBA Finals begin: June 2nd
  • NBA draft 2023: June 23