D’Angelo Russell vs. his former team
D’Angelo Russell played his best game of the season against his former team and was the spark that propelled the Timberwolves to a clear win.
Russell scored 22 points to become top scorer Karl-Anthony Towns29th year in a game that was very even in the first half, but after the break, he completely opened up.
The third quarter was a nightmare for the Lakers, Minnesota took it 40-12 from 29-4 runs leaves the locker room.
Russell Westbrook’s bitter birthday
It was a bitter 33rd birthday for Russell Westbrookwho after the Lakers last Wednesday overtime win over Miami Heat was overshadowed in Friday’s game despite scoring 20 points.
Anthony Davis led the attack by Los Angeles with 22 points and 8 rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony’s worst game
Carmelo Anthony has had the worst game since joining the Lakers this season with just three points, conceding 11 of his 12 shots.
In five games that LeBron James did not play, the Lakers have a 2-3 record.
Minnesota, meanwhile, recorded a six-game losing streak.
In their next game, the Timberwolves will stay at the Staples Center to meet with Los Angeles Clippers next Saturday.
Lakers will face San Antonio Spurs, also at home, next Sunday.