The Timberwolves and Lakers play tonight at Staples Center in a matchup between the two worst teams in the Western Conference (9:30 CST). Minnesota is 3-10 while the Lakers are 3-12. Both teams are on three game losing streaks.
If you're interested in what Lakers fans have to say check out our blogging buddies over at Silver Screen and Roll.
All I have to say is this: at least the Wolves have Andrew Wiggins and a collection of other promising young players. The Lakers have the biggest chucker in the league in Kobe Bryant -- almost 24 shots per game on 37.9 percent. Toss in some Carlos Boozer, Wes Johnson, and Swaggy P off the bench... the injury depleted Wolves actually have a good chance in this game. It should be a competitive contest, but we'll see what happens.
Keep your eye on Shabazz Muhammad and Zach LaVine, who make their return to Los Angeles. I'm sure the former UCLA "one-and-done" guys want to show up in a big way.
PG: Mo Williams / SG: Corey Brewer / SF: Andrew Wiggins / PF: Thad Young / C: Gorgui Dieng
PG: Jeremy Lin / SG: Kobe Bryant / SF: Wes Johnson (!!!!!) / PF: Carlos Boozer (?????) / C: Jordan Hill
Here are some tweets:
Flip tells the media that Mo Williams will be available to play tonight. Not expected to be limited. #Twolves— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) November 28, 2014
.@22wiggins on guarding Bryant "He's arguably the best player ever, great scorer, great player. I'm just excited to be playing against him."— Alan Horton (@WolvesRadio) November 28, 2014
Flip on Wiggins guarding Bryant "He's had Melo, he's had Harden & those guys. He's never shied away from those moments."— Alan Horton (@WolvesRadio) November 28, 2014
If #twolves start Williams, Brewer, Wiggins, Young & Dieng, it'll mark the 8th straight game they've gone with a different starting lineup.— Alan Horton (@WolvesRadio) November 29, 2014
This is the game thread. You can chat here. Go Wolves!