Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
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LeBron James' near triple-double leads Lakers vs. Timberwolves | NBA Highlights

LeBron James' near triple-double leads Lakers vs. Timberwolves | NBA Highlights

No, the Lakers haven't made a decision to fire Luke Walton or anything like that, but the team did add veteran center Tyson Chandler in recent days.

"They're not going to give me that call", Rose said with a shrug.

Having Chandler in the lineup and backing up McGee gives the Lakers a whole new look and gives them a genuine presence in the paint all game long. Through the incredibly small sample size of one game, the results have been good, as Chandler made life hell for Karl-Anthony Towns in the team's 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

James led the Lakers with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists to finish just a dish shy of his 75th triple-double while Kuzma drained 6 of his 21 points in the final minute to help the Lakers stay afloat.

Minnesota came out in an offensive groove during its second straight game at Staples Center following Monday's loss to the Clippers. Rose and Wiggins hit three 3-pointers apiece and all five starters contributed to an 11-for-17 performance beyond the arc, tying the franchise record for 3s in a first half.

When he has played, Butler has played well, averaging 22 points on 49 percent shooting.

Chandler is in his 18th season after entering the National Basketball Association draft out of high school in 2001. "We've been outrebounded. We have to figure out a way to go get the ball".

Noted LeBron James hater, Skip Bayless, not only took a shot at The King Thursday night, but also blasted the Houston Rockets.

One thing that isn't open for debate - the Lakers needed Chandler on Wednesday night.

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