LeBron James singles out ONE Lakers star after Timberwolves win

LeBron James singles out ONE Lakers star after Timberwolves win

James led the Lakers with 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

The Los Angeles Lakers held off the Minnesota Timberwolves in a nail biting finish to record their fifth win of the 2018-19 season. It seems lately that the young team is combusting under the pressure associated with playing alongside the greatest player in the world-a player who expects success just as much as others expect it of him.

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

Chandler's presence had an immediate impact for the Lakers as he pulled down eight rebounds in a little under 23 minutes.

A stretch of seven games saw the Lakers not once win the battle of the boards as opposing teams feasted on the glass.

James fell just shy of his 75th triple-double, but scored nine points in the fourth quarter. All five Wolves starters reached double figures in the first half while hitting 66 percent of their shots. Coach Tom Thibodeau used the same starting lineup from Monday's loss to the Clippers.

Lebron James flirted with another triple-double and Kyle Kuzma came through the final stretch as the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-110, in National Basketball Association action at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, November 7 (Thursday, November 8, Manila time).

Minnesota was outrebounded 47-40, and it was most glaring in that final minute. Elsewhere, Joel Embiid scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers won their first road game of the season with a 100-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers. That's been the story for us thus far, we have been right there, we've been out rebounded.

In typical Skip Bayless fashion, the TV personality says the Rockets' woes might help LeBron James and the Lakers sneak into the playoffs this season in the rugged Western Conference. We've been right there. We played good, four games.

Walton's men are now 5-6, with the Lakers facing the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

One thing that isn't open for debate - the Lakers needed Chandler on Wednesday night.