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Los Angeles hosts conference rival Minnesota

December 27, 2020 GMT

Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0, third in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (1-1, seventh in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Sunday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Western Conference foes Los Angeles and Minnesota face off.

Los Angeles finished 52-19 overall and went 25-10 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Lakers averaged 25.4 assists per game on 42.3 made field goals last season.

Minnesota finished 19-45 overall and 9-30 in Western Conference games a season ago. The Timberwolves averaged 113.3 points per game last season, 19.1 on free throws and 40 from deep.

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The matchup Sunday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

INJURIES: Lakers: LeBron James: day to day (left ankle), Anthony Davis: day to day (right calf).

Timberwolves: Jaylen Nowell: out (left calf).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.