Less than 24 hours after a 100-89 loss at Milwaukee, the Lakers must rebound for a 4 p.m. Pacific tip in Minneapolis against an improved Timberwolves team that’s 9-10 after defeating San Antonio for the second time this season.
The Lakers have dominated the Wolves in recent years, winning 15 consecutive games, including sweeps in each of the past four seasons, but have started this season with just a 1-7 road record.
To discuss the matchup, we enlisted Minneapolis based AP reporter Jon Krawczynski, who has not only covered the Wolves for several seasons, but also spent two years covering the Indiana Pacers (2003-05) when Mike Brown was Rick Carlisle’s lead assistant. Krawczynski offered his thoughts on Brown, explained the two sides of the “Is Kevin Love a max player” argument, discussed Ricky Rubio — whom he said has entirely changed the culture in Minnesota and is the primary reason for the team’s turnaround — in detail and looked specifically towards the matchup against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
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