Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Lakers coach Walton on addition of Chandler: We needed the help now

Lakers coach Walton on addition of Chandler: We needed the help now

The Lakers improved to 5-6 while the Timberwolves fell to 4-8.

LeBron James was again the leading scorer for the Lakers and came close to recording his second triple-double with his new franchise. The matchup with the Kings is the first of a back-to-back for the Lakers.

Lebron James was again the saviour as he led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball Association on Thursday, November 8. Leonard, who missed the last two games with a sore ankle, also added 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who have won five straight since losing to Milwaukee on October 29.Pascal Siakam scored 21 points, Serge Ibaka had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry added 16 points and eight assists for the Raptors.

Powered by their veteran backcourt, the Wolves got 31 points from Derrick Rose and 24 from Jimmy Butler.

Luke Walton's job has come under the microscope after his team's hard start to the campaign and his future would have again been questioned had they lost to the Timberwolves.

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Bournemouth's next game is a trip to Newcastle, as they look to bounce back following the manner of this defeat. And Mourinho's men went home with three points with a late goal from Marcus Rashford in the 92nd minute.

Chandler, 36, had nine rebounds and made clutch defensive plays in 23 minutes of action, helping the Lakers hold off Minnesota 114-110.

"Chandler's game bears some resemblance to starting center JaVale McGee, as both men pride themselves on above-the-rim scoring, rebounding and defense".

Kuzma's fourth 3-pointer put the Lakers up 111-104 with 1:51 to play for their biggest lead of the night.

"He gave us great minutes", Lakers star forward LeBron James said. "And get a dub". "We are excited that Tyson will bring championship-level experience that will solidify our veteran leadership and help positively shape our young core". However, James' biggest off-court move thus far in LA may have just taken place when Tyson Chandler agreed to join the Lakers. "It's incredible. I haven't played with a closer like that since Dirk".

If the Lakers get the ship righted and make a run as we get into the meat of the season, fans can definitely thank Jones for at least a minor assist.

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