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The Lakers come to town as the Wolves look to end a four game home stand 2-2. Kobe Bryant is on the verge of passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list.

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Lakers at Wolves
6:00 pm CST
FS North

The Wolves host the Lakers tonight as their four game home stand comes to an end. This is an opportunity to get to 2-2 on the week, as the Lakers have struggled to a 7-16 record.

The story tonight is Kobe Bryant poised to pass Michael Jordan for 3rd on the all-time scoring list--he is 8 points behind Jordan heading into the game.

Meanwhile, the Lakers have actually won two in a row, including an overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, when Nick Young hit a game winner. Despite their last two wins, the Lakers have been the worst defensive team in the league this season, with a 114.2 defensive rating. Teams are scoring at will against this squad, as much like the Wolves, they cannot guard the rim.

Frankly, I don't know what to expect tonight. These are the two worst defensive teams in the league, so we might expect a lot of points. On the other hand, the ineptitude on offense that we have witnessed from the Wolves over the last month makes it hard to envision easy scoring from them.

In the first meeting between these teams, the Wolves got away with a 120-119 win in Los Angeles, behind a huge game from Zach LaVine. Hopefully we get more good performances from the youngsters tonight.

Expected lineups

Lakers

Ronnie Price
Kobe Bryant
Wesley Johnson
Ed Davis
Jordan Hill

Wolves

Zach LaVine
Corey Brewer
Andrew Wiggins
Thaddeus Young
Gorgui Dieng

Here's a link to our blogging buddies at Silver Screen and Roll. Be excellent.

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Enjoy the game. Chat here. Go Wolves.