LAL Los Angeles Lakers 86
Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Overall (21-19)
ATS (16-23-1)
O/U (16-24)
January 06 2019
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MIN Minnesota Timberwolves 108
Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Overall (19-21)
ATS (21-19)
O/U (20-20)
Final
Money Line Total: 224½ Spread ATS
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565 Los Angeles Lakers +265 Over -110 (+7.5) -110 UNDER: 194
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566 Minnesota Timberwolves -325 Under -110 (-7.5) -110 Cover: 14.5
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Final
Money Line Total: 224½ Spread ATS
565 LAL +265 Over: -110 (+7.5) -110 UNDER: 194
566 MIN -325 Under: -110 (-7.5) -110 Cover: 14.5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/6/2019
2:15 PM
MIN
-325
LAL
+265
1/6/2019
12:57 PM
MIN
-280
LAL
+240
1/6/2019
11:21 AM
MIN
-280
LAL
+240
1/6/2019
9:03 AM
MIN
-280
LAL
+240
1/6/2019
9:00 AM
MIN
-280
LAL
+240
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/6/2019
2:15 PM
MIN(-7.5)
-110
LAL
-110
1/6/2019
12:57 PM
MIN(-6.5)
-110
LAL
-110
1/6/2019
11:21 AM
MIN(-7)
-110
LAL
-110
1/6/2019
9:03 AM
MIN(-7)
-110
LAL
-110
1/6/2019
9:00 AM
MIN(-7)
-110
LAL
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/6/2019
2:15 PM
224½
-110
224½
-110
1/6/2019
12:57 PM
225
-110
225
-110
1/6/2019
11:21 AM
225
-110
225
-110
1/6/2019
9:03 AM
224½
-110
224½
-110
1/6/2019
9:00 AM
225½
-110
225½
-110
Recap

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slowly but surely, the Minnesota Timberwolves have begun to find their way behind franchise cornerstones Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

The next step in their development will be adjusting to another new coach.

Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half and Towns had 28 points and 18 rebounds, helping the Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers 108-86 on Sunday before coach Tom Thibodeau was fired .

Jeff Teague scored all of his 15 points in the first half and finished with 11 assists for the Wolves, who raised their home record to 14-6, including 8-2 against Western Conference foes.

Despite the team's fourth-largest margin of victory in 2018-19, Thibodeau was dismissed about an hour afterward near the halfway point of his third season in charge that started with turmoil surrounding the discontent of All-Star Jimmy Butler.

The Wolves (19-21) moved into 11th place in the conference, two games behind the eighth-place Lakers (21-19). The Wolves are 15-12 since Butler was traded to Philadelphia. Their defense produced season bests in points (86) and field goal percentage (36.8) allowed.

"Every game now counts," said Wiggins, whose five highest point totals this season have all come in the last 20 games. "You never know what position you're going to be in at the end so every day you have to play like you're fighting for your life."

Lance Stephenson had 14 points for the Lakers, who fell to 1-5 without James since he strained his groin during the Christmas Day win at Golden State. With backup point guard Rajon Rondo (right ring finger surgery) and power forward Kyle Kuzma (bruised lower back) missing again, too, the leftovers for the Lakers produced a mostly lethargic performance. This was their largest losing margin in 20 games since a 117-85 defeat at Denver on Nov. 27.

"We weren't physical enough," point guard Lonzo Ball. "That's a big, strong team over there, and I don't think we brought the fight tonight."

Lakers coach Luke Walton subbed the 7-foot-1 Ivica Zubac in the starting lineup for Kuzma next to 7-footer JaVale McGee, and the experiment led to a 15-1 deficit before Michael Beasley replaced Zubac. The Lakers missed their first eight shots from the floor, until Beasley's baseline reverse layup.

The Wolves built their first-half lead as large as 21 points, when a slick over-the-shoulder backward flip pass by Towns in the post on a give-and-go set up Wiggins for a soaring dunk and a 28-7 advantage. He went even higher in the second quarter to catch a textbook lob from Tyus Jones after sneaking behind Zubac with a backdoor cut for the slam and a 39-21 lead.

"We've got to play with some passion and fire," Walton said. "It's hard to win in this league when you're healthy. You've got to give double that effort when guys are down."

WIGGINS, FOR THE WIN

Wiggins, whose first season on his maximum-salary contract as a $25 million player has been hit and miss to match the so-far uneven trajectory of his career, has been exhibiting an abundance of confidence in his jumpers lately, and that trust clearly paid off for him and the Timberwolves in this matinee.

He made five shots from 15 feet or further before halftime, picking up a loose ball and calmly dribbling to the perimeter to sink a 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to make it 64-45.

"It's awesome," Towns said. "You've got a front-row seat to watch 'Maple Jordan' go to work. It's always great when he's going off. When he's doing what he was doing in the first half tonight, it makes it easier for all of us offensively."

TIP-INS

Lakers: The starting lineup was outscored 91-34, with Brandon Ingram (13 points) and Josh Hart (10 points) going a combined 8 for 28 from the floor. ... Beasley had 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting, his second game in double digits this season.

Timberwolves: Wiggins raised his career average against the Lakers to 23 points per game, his fourth-highest against the rest of the league. His best is against the club that drafted and traded him, Cleveland (25.6), and after that is Toronto (24.0), his hometown team. Sacramento (23.7) is his third-highest. ... The Wolves are 5-0 when holding opponents below 40 percent shooting from the field.

STILL OUT

The Timberwolves remained short-handed, too, with two of their top four scorers in Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) and Derrick Rose (sprained right ankle) still out with injuries. Covington, who missed his third straight game, is out indefinitely, with more clarity on his status not expected next week, according to Thibodeau. Rose sat for the fifth consecutive contest, but he was listed as questionable and considered close to a return, Thibodeau said.

UP NEXT

Lakers: Play at Dallas on Monday night, finishing their ninth of 13 sets of back-to-back games this season.

Timberwolves: Visit Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.

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Matchup
Lakers Overall
W/L 21-19
ATS 16-23-1
Pts For 112.3
Pts Against 111.4
Total 16-24
Lakers Away
W/L 8-11
ATS 8-11
Pts For 112.3
Pts Against 112.4
Total 9-10
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Timberwolves Overall
W/L 19-21
ATS 21-19
Pts For 111.4
Pts Against 110.8
Total 20-20
Timberwolves Home
W/L 14-6
ATS 13-7
Pts For 114.1
Pts Against 107.0
Total 11-9
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Scoring
Lakers
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Lance Stephenson (G) 27:235-11 45.5%0-2 0%4-10 40%1560022-614
Brandon Ingram (G) 25:135-16 31.3%0-0 0%3-5 60%2510232-2113
Michael Beasley (F) 20:465-8 62.5%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%0511153-911
Josh Hart (F) 25:523-12 25%2-5 40%2-2 100%0222010-1710
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (G) 22:224-7 57.1%1-2 50%0-0 0%0011023-59
Ivica Zubac (F) 18:303-6 50%0-0 0%3-4 75%2800021-199
Moritz Wagner (C-F) 18:463-10 30%1-5 20%1-1 100%150012568
Tyson Chandler (C) 22:052-4 50%0-0 0%2-4 50%5101000116
Svi Mykhailiuk (F) 15:322-5 40%0-2 0%0-0 0%002001014
JaVale McGee (C) 15:530-3 0%0-1 0%2-2 100%1212021-232
Lonzo Ball (G) 22:380-4 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%0640012-210
Isaac Bonga (G) 5:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%001000030
Alex Caruso (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
LeBron James (F-G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kyle Kuzma (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Rajon Rondo (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Johnathan Williams (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Timberwolves
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Andrew Wiggins (F) 35:449-23 39.1%3-10 30%7-11 63.6%15201221828
Karl-Anthony Towns (C) 35:2011-20 55%1-4 25%5-5 100%318324352628
Jeff Teague (G) 28:576-13 46.2%3-6 50%0-0 0%061120122115
Taj Gibson (F) 26:116-8 75%0-0 0%0-0 0%311001233612
Josh Okogie (G) 34:143-7 42.9%1-4 25%1-2 50%0201324308
Dario Saric (F) 21:492-5 40%1-2 50%1-2 50%1120012-146
Gorgui Dieng (C) 12:402-4 50%1-1 100%0-0 0%0401003-45
Anthony Tolliver (F) 24:341-2 50%1-2 50%0-0 0%010002503
Tyus Jones (G) 19:031-6 16.7%0-2 0%1-1 100%026400113
Jared Terrell (G) 1:280-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0000010-40
Keita Bates-Diop (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jerryd Bayless (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Robert Covington (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Luol Deng (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
James Nunnally (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Derrick Rose (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
C.J. Williams (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/6/2019
2:15 PM
MIN(-4.5)
-110
LAL
-110
1/6/2019
12:57 PM
MIN(-3.5)
-110
LAL
-110
1/6/2019
11:21 AM
MIN(-4)
-110
LAL
-110
1/6/2019
9:03 AM
MIN(-4)
-110
LAL
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/6/2019
2:15 PM
114½
-110
114½
-110
1/6/2019
12:57 PM
114½
-110
114½
-110
1/6/2019
11:21 AM
114½
-110
114½
-110
1/6/2019
9:03 AM
114
-110
114
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/6/2019
3:45 PM
LAL(-1)
-110
MIN
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/6/2019
3:45 PM
109
-110
109
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 109 -110 -110