On January 3, the NBA regular season ended a focus game. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 108-103 at home and succeeded in revenge. They ushered in 2 consecutive victories and also gave their opponents 3 losses. The two teams played against each other 3 times this season, and the Lakers had 1 win and 2 losses. In this game, Minnesota’s Towns and Russell were absent, and the Lakers’ thick eyebrows and Rondo missed the game. The battle between the two sides fought to the end, the Lakers successfully won the victory under the leadership of James, Munch and Anthony.
Timberwolves: Edwards 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, Vanderbilt 3 points and 12 rebounds, Reid 23 points and 11 rebounds, Beasley 16 points, Beverley 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Norwell 17 points.
Lakers: Munch 22 points, James 26 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, Bradley 14 points, Westbrook 20 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 9 turnovers, Anthony 14 points, Tucker 6 points.
In this campaign, James' career regular-season free throws surpassed "Big O" Oscar Robertson (7694) and rose to fourth in NBA history.
Two starting lineups:
Lakers: Westbrook, S-Johnson, Bradley, Munch, James;
Timberwolves: Beverly, Beasley, Edwards, Vanderbilt, Reid;