Lakers go down to the wire again, hold off Timberwolves

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The game helped the Lakers move on from Sunday’s dispiriting loss to the Toronto Raptors. LeBron James was just shy of a triple-double on Wednesday, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists while wearing a headband that was part of his typical attire early in his career but has become less common since.He was as pleased as anyone in the locker room by recent developments.“This is the most we’ve defended in close to 48 minutes all year,” he said. “We did it against a very good team.”After fretting about being torched by Minnesota (4-8) from beyond the arc nine days ago, the rematch didn’t go much better in that particular aspect. The Lakers (5-6) gave up 10 3-point baskets in the first half alone, struggling against a smaller Wolves lineup and center Taj Gibson, who stretched out to the perimeter himself (3 for 5 from 3-point range).Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions PreviousActor Denzel Washington, left, talks with Magic Johnson, right, and Denzel’s wife, Pauletta, during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 114-110. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #0 dunks the ball on during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns #32 dunks the ball as the l’ JaVale McGee #7 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Lakers LeBron James #23 lays the ball up as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers LeBron James #23 lays the ball up as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James dunks as the Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns defend during Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers LeBron James #23 dunks the ball as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers LeBron James #23 dunks the ball as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers LeBron James #23 dunks the ball as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers LeBron James #23 dunks the ball as Timberwolves Derrick Rose #25 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers JaVale McGee #7 dunks the ball as the Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose #25 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Lonzo Ball #2 goes to the hoop as Timberwolves Taj Gibson #67, Andrew Wiggins #22 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 congratulates Josh Hart #3 during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #0 dunks the ball as the Timberwolves Anthony Tolliver #43 looks on during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 smiles during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #0 dunks the ball as the Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns #32 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Rajon Rondo #9 lays the ball up as Timberwolves Taj Gibson #67 and Derrick Rose #25 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Brandon Ingram #14 drives to the hoop as the Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins #22 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Brandon Ingram #14 passes the ball around the Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns #32 during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers LeBron James #23 lays the ball up at the Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns #32 looks on during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 dunks the ball as the Timberwolves Jimmy Butler #23 looks on during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers LeBron James #23 shoots as the Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins #22 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 hits a 3-point shot as the Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins #22 looks on during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #0 reacts after hitting a shot at the buzzer to end the first half of play during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Lakers Kyle Kuzma #0 and LeBron James #23 high five during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota Timberwolves calls out to his team during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves attempts a shot in front of Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots a jumper over Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves scores on a jump hook over JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks to shoot over Kyle Kuzma #0 and Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots over Kyle Kuzma #0 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves scores on a layup during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves post up Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, right, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Luke Walton on the sidelines during the first half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, goes up for a shot as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, left, forward Taj Gibson, second from right, and forward Andrew Wiggins watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, right, tries to get past Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, center, defends and forward Andrew Wiggins watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, left, and center Karl-Anthony Towns defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose, center, goes to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, left, and forward Kyle Kuzma defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler #23 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Josh Hart #3 and JaVale McGee #7 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Josh Hart #3, LeBron James #23 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Josh Hart #3 runs up court after sinking a 3-point shot during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Lakers coach Luke Walton talks to LeBron James #23 during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 looks on as Kyle Kuzma #0 prepares to shoot 2 free throws late in the 4th quarter during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts to quiet the crowd before two Josh Hart #3 freethrows during a 114-110 lead at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns #32 and the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo #9 go after a rebound during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns #32 and the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo #9 go after a rebound during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns #32 and the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo #9 go after a rebound during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns #32 drives to the hoop as Lakers JaVale McGee #7 and LeBron James #23 defend during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ LeBron James #23 grabs a rebound during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Lakers coach Luke Walton during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns #32 drives to the hoop as the Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns #32 drives to the hoop as the Lakers’ JaVale McGee #7 defends during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as he is fouled by Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Lakers LeBron James #23 and Tyson Chandler #5 during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Lakers LeBron James #23 and Tyson Chandler #5 during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 114-110. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts reacts during a 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts during a 114-110 loss the the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket past Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to his three pointer during a 114-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves regains control of the ball in front of Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes as he is defended by Karl-Anthony Towns #32 and Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reaches for a loose ball during a 114-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves go after a rebound during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets fouled by Josh Okogie #20 of the Minnesota Timberwolves in front of Tyus Jones #1 during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to shoot as he is guarded by Taj Gibson of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a jumper over Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives around Anthony Tolliver #43 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers uses Tyson Chandler #5 as a screen past Jimmy Butler #23 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers uses the pick of Tyson Chandler #5, as Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves gives chase, during a 114-110 Lakers win at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to his three pointer during a 114-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a jumper over Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers help up Josh Hart #3 during a 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, tries to get by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Actor Jack Nicholson cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers as his son Ray, right, sits with him during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, right, gestures as forward LeBron James stands in the background during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Actor Denzel Washington, left, talks with Magic Johnson, right, and Denzel’s wife, Pauletta, during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 114-110. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #0 dunks the ball on during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 89The Lakers Kyle Kuzma #0 dunks the ball on during their game against the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Lakers knew they needed to rebound better in their rematch with the Minnesota Timberwolves.Maybe they didn’t know how much better.After a late possession in which the Lakers got the ball back three times, they prevailed 114-110, thanks to three late free throws by Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart. Two of the offensive rebounds came from Tyson Chandler, who was playing his first game for the Lakers (5-6) after officially signing on Tuesday.It was a far more complete effort than the previous meeting, just a week-and-a-half before in Minnesota. While the Lakers allowed 20 3-point baskets, they held the Timberwolves to just 33 percent shooting in a 43-point second half and flipped the rebounding advantage their way. It was the team’s second win over a solid Western Conference team in the last three games, and in it, the Lakers felt they showed their potential. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I thought the way we played in the second half was a great example of the team that we have to be,” Coach Luke Walton said. “And we’ve been in spurts this season. But that’s the team that can count on getting stops and count on winning a game with their defense.”The Lakers have made a habit of keeping their games dramatic this season, and Wednesday night continued the trend.The Lakers led by seven in the final two minutes after a key 3-pointer by Kuzma. But Derrick Rose, who has used this season to remind fans that he was once a league MVP, knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the margin to a point with 1:06 left.That led to a series of awkward shot attempts by the Lakers, but each one was recouped – either by rebound or by Minnesota losing the ball out of bounds. Finally, with nine seconds left, Kuzma was fouled and made the first of two free throws.On the ensuing possession, Rose got a clean look at another 3-pointer but missed. That, combined with an energized early effort from Andrew Wiggins (who missed the previous meeting) with 19 points, as well as another vintage performance from Rose (31 points), made the Timberwolves a challenging matchup.Hart came off the bench with needed fire, making his first four shots from 3-point range and seeming to have a strong rapport with James. The second-year guard finished with 21 points on 5-of-7 shooting, outscoring the entire Minnesota bench (seven points) by himself.The Lakers got solid minutes out of Chandler, who made just one shot but grabbed nine rebounds (five offensive), helping lead to a 47-40 rebounding advantage over Minnesota. Chandler also hounded Karl-Anthony Towns, 14 years his junior, on defense, helping hold the All-Star to an 0-for-9 showing in the second half.It rounded out a wild week for Chandler, who had been waiting to be bought out of his Phoenix contract since reports first emerged on Saturday. In the meantime, he had to move back to L.A. and get ready to play for a new team.“You know it’s been five days that you try to just stay in shape and all of that,” he said. “But I had to move, get myself together, MRIs, X-Rays, this and that, interviews and blah, blah, blah, knock you out of your routine. I was just happy to get this first one out of the way so I can get back into my rhythm and really just start building layers of what we’re going to try to accomplish.”last_img read more

Countdown continues for flyers to get Real ID licenses

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The deadline is less than a year away for people to obtain updated driver’s licenses or ID cards so they can fly commercially and enter federal facilities. An Iowa or Nebraska license that complies with the federal Real ID program has a small white star in a gold circle background on the upper right-hand corner. The star shows licensees already have undergone additional ID verification steps as required by the program. The deadline is Oct. 1, 2020. Travelers also can use military IDs or passports to access flights and federal facilities.last_img

MTN Kampala marathon 2016

first_imgTweets about #MTNMarathon ****[email protected] on: WhatsApp 42K menBernard Cheptoch  2:19:13 (Uganda) – Prize sh14m42K  womenJapyator Kimayie 2:52:56 (Kenya) – Prize sh14m21 K menMen Daniel Rotich 1:06:01 (Uganda) Prize sh4m21K womenRachael Chebet 1:18:30 (Uganda) Prize sh4m10K menElisha Chemutai  29:25 (Uganda) Prize sh1.5m10K womenMercyline Chelangat (33:39) (Uganda) Prize sh1.5mLIVE FEED from the 13th edition of the annual Kampala Marathon.This year’s marathon helped raise funds for the implementation of improved sanitation facilities for pupils through the construction of environmentally friendly smart bio-toilet facilities.“Run for Kampala” was an extension of the campaign initiated last year. Over 15,000 runners participated.last_img

Ace play at boys’ county finals

first_img Durham and Wiltshire hold the advantage after today’s foursomes at the final of the Boys’ County Championship – despite an ace display from Northamptonshire’s Callum Farr.The 17-year-old, who was playing with Ben Jones against Durham, holed his tee shot on the 133-yard fifth hole. Farr’s shot, with a seven-iron, was his third hole in one, but his first in competition and it put the pairing one up. It also set them on course for an emphatic 6/4 win and maintained their 100 per cent winning record in the championship so far.But Durham had the upper hand in both the other matches and went in for lunch with a 2-1 lead, with Chris Handy and Will Marshall winning 5/3, while Jack Ainscough and Tom Skelton were 5/4 winners.Wiltshire were on the back foot after yesterday’s foursomes, but surged back in the singles to halve their match under pressure – and showed the same character this morning to lead Hampshire 2-1.Both teams had a win apiece and Wiltshire’s Dom Burgess and Tom Stagg were clear leaders in the final game, getting to four up after 14 holes. But Hampshire’s Jason Stokes and Josh Sturt were far from finished and won the 15th, 16th and 17th with a run of birdie, birdie, par to reduce the deficit to one hole.However, the Wiltshire par stopped the charge with a par four on the last, which halved the hole and gave them a one-up win.Click here for full scores. 26 Aug 2015 Ace play at boys’ county finals last_img read more

Barry Commits To Dartmouth

first_imgOn Thursday mourning, Rumon-Fair Heaven basketball standout Brendan Barry is set to sign a national letter of intent to play Division 1 basketball in the Ivy league for Dartmouth. Barry made his commitment on Tuesday night via twitter. Barry finished his high school career as RFH’s all-time leading scorer with 1,812 points and 277 three pointers made.last_img

Mandela statue to grace Union Buildings

first_img3 September 2013 South Africa will honour former president Nelson Mandela by unveiling a golden statue of him as the country marks the 100th anniversary of the Union Buildings in Pretoria in December. Making the announcement at a business briefing in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said that work on the statue was at an advanced stage. Mandela was discharged from hospital in Pretoria on Sunday morning in order to continue receiving treatment for a respiratory illness at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg. The Presidency said that the 95-year-old former statesman’s condition “remains critical and is at times unstable”, but that his team of doctors were convinced that he would receive the same level of intensive care at his home that he had been receiving in hospital. “We take this opportunity once again to wish Tata Madiba well as he recovers from home,” Mashatile said on Tuesday. “Even in sickness, Tata Madiba continues to unite our nation and remains an enjoining symbol of our freedom and democracy.” The imposing Union Buildings, part of the official seat of the South African government, are located at the northern end of Arcadia in Pretoria. Designed by British architect Sir Herbert Baker in 1908, construction of the Union Buildings began in 1909 and was completed almost three years later, in 1913. Approximately 1 265 artisans, workmen and labourers were involved in building the structure, using around 14-million bricks for the interior office walls, half-a-million cubic feet of freestone, 74 000 cubic yards of concrete, 40 000 bags of cement and 20 000 cubic feet of granite. On 10 May 1994, Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president, and his deputy presidents were inaugurated at the Union Buildings, after the country’s first free elections, heralding the beginning of a new era in South Africa’s history. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

AgCredit forms Mission Fund

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AgCredit — one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders for farmers, rural homeowners and agribusiness — is pleased to announce the formation of the AgCredit Mission Fund.The Mission Fund will fund AgCredit’s Joe Leiser college scholarship program along with grants to organizations who meet the objective and focus of the fund. The grants will operate on an application-based system within the following four focus areas.Education — Educating young, beginning or future farmersEnvironment — Maintaining or improving the quality of the rural environmentTechnology — Supporting the advancement and utilization of technology for the benefit of farmers and rural communitiesQuality of rural life — Programs, projects or initiatives that enhance the quality of life for farmers and rural communitiesOrganizations may apply for grants up to $15,000 per year. Beginning in 2018, grant applications will be accepted annually from March 1 to Aug. 31. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee comprised of AgCredit directors, employees and members. Grants will be awarded by Dec. 31.“The AgCredit Mission Fund allows us an opportunity to invest in the future of agriculture and positively impact the quality of life in rural Ohio,” said Brian Ricker, AgCredit President and CEO. “We are very excited to form this fund and are thankful to our board for helping to set it up.”Priority for grants will be given to purposes benefitting the eighteen county AgCredit geographic area and secondarily to other counties in Ohio. For more information and to apply, please visit AgCredit.net.last_img read more

Four Rules for This Disruptive Age

first_imgYou want certainty. You want to know that what you are doing is working now and will continue to work in the future. What you really want is a sustainable competitive advantage. But there is no longer any “sustainable” in competitive advantage. The last thing you can expect in this disruptive age is certainty.Here are four rules for this disruptive age.Be AgnosticYou might hate an idea. You might have tried some idea in the past and failed. You might hate some new process, some new methodology, or some new “new” thing. You’d be happier with the tried and true, predictable, repeatable process that ensures you work consistently and produce equally consistent results. Yeah, good luck with that.The first rule is to take new ideas where you find them.Be agnostic. Don’t reflexively judge ideas. The idea you hate might very well be the idea you need right now. There is no right or wrong idea. There are effective choices and ineffective choices. What was once ineffective might now be effective, and vice versa. So be agnostic.Be Flexible“But that’s the way we’ve always done it.”“This is the only way we do this for our clients.”Let not these words escape your lips!You live in a disruptive age. Guess what? Your clients live in this disruptive age, too.Just because you’ve done something a certain way in the past doesn’t mean that’s what you are going to deliver now—or in the future. You’re going to have to be especially flexible in delivering what your clients want.Be flexible in what you do, and be flexible in how you do it. If you want to retain your dream clients, this is what’s going to make that possible.Be AdaptiveThe more successful you are, the easier it is to become rigid. You might want to avoid the conflict and stress that accompanies change. But avoiding the conflict and stress that comes with change isn’t adaptive behavior; it’s mal-adaptive.Succeeding (or surviving even) requires that you face the challenges that confront you. You deal with the conflict, the stress, and the constraints head on. You attack them and adapt to your changing environment.Be open to new ideas. When new tools are developed, adopt them into your practice. When new methodologies are developed, explore them and find ways to incorporate what works in your sales game.Adapt.Be CourageousHave the courage to change. Embrace the change. It isn’t enough to accept that things are changing. That’s too passive. Those who survive and succeed are those with the courage to embrace the disruption.And it will take courage.QuestionsWhat’s changing in your world?What no longer works?What changes make you uncomfortable? How can you embrace those changes?What’s changing in your client’s world? How can you better serve them based on their new wants and needs?Who do you have to become to be more adaptive to change? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berth

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the scores tied at 114-114, Castro missed a long triple against the defense of J’Nathan Bullock but Rice was there to salvage the two points underneath giving TNT a 116-114 lead with 10 seconds left.“It was a hard-fought victory, and we knew all along that going into the series facing Rain or Shine we will have a hard time,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “It just so happened we came out the better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRain or Shine had a chance to either win or tie the game but Bullock’s pass to Beau Belga went out of bounds with 1.4 seconds left on the clock.“The breaks of the game favored us in the end.” Quinto, Nambatac honor late juniors coach with impressive showing Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City There were 16 lead changes and 16 ties overall in the game but the final six minutes saw the lead change hands five times and the scores knotted up four times.One of those lead changes happened when Bullock put Rain or Shine up 114-112 at the 46-second mark after sinking two free throws.Castro then tied it at 114-114 from the stripe as well after Bullock fouled him with 41 seconds left in the game.Rice led all scorers with 34 points for TNT to go along 16 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro put up 20 points and 12 assists, with four happening in the fourth period.Bullock led the Elasto Painters with 30 points while Belga added 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. and Jayson Castro made the biggest plays down the stretch to tow TNT past Rain or Shine, 118-114, and into the semifinals in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The second seeded KaTropa, who had a twice-to-beat edge, lost the first game to the pesky Elasto Painters, 106-102, and needed a strong finish in the do-or-die match to set up with a semis date with Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View commentslast_img read more

The 10 Best Quotes From The Baylor-OSU Game

first_imgHere are some of the best quotes from the postgame in Saturday’s Baylor-OSU tilt.Mike Gundy on what lost it for OSU“This game’s pretty easy to see. You travel on the road, turn the ball over three times and then defensively you give up way too many big plays. We got away with that last week. We had two turnovers that cost us points and we gave up big plays and we were able to overcome it. But now you’re traveling down here and playing a good team, and when you’re moving the ball and you turn it over, you just shoot yourself in the foot and then when you give up big plays, when you have them backed up against the wall, it’s hard to beat a good team. It’s really pretty simple.”Gundy on why he was upset after the game“Right, yeah, I mean, I’m not going to try to hide it. You can tell by looking at me, and I told the team the same thing. You have to learn to take care of the ball and you have to learn to quit giving up so many big plays on defense. Pretty easy press conference for me.”Jim Grobe on why he went for it on his own 30“Honestly, you’re talking about the time we were backed up inside the 30-yard line? That was totally my fault. We go pretty fast offensively, especially if we’ve got a short yardage situation, and somehow I had clicked my headset the wrong way and I was yelling, “Punt the ball! Punt the ball! Punt the ball!” And KB (offensive coordinator Kendal Briles) goes so fast, that before I could run down and grab him, we had run the play. So you know, I’ve got to take total credit for that. That’s just a little switch on my battery pack, and if you’re not careful, if you touch that, it cuts your voice off. So I’m just casually saying, “Punt the ball, punt the ball,” and then I see we’re going to go for it and I start running down the sideline and couldn’t get to him. But KB was happy to go for it. He never minds going for it.”Yeah, OK.Glenn Spencer on his defense“Doesn’t feel good at all. Very frustrated. Gotta prepare ‘em better. I’ve been very disappointed in how we’ve played. “It’s just never-ending. It’s just four hours of just gut-wrenching hell.” [O’Colly | NewsOK]Mason Rudolph on the gameplan“We had so many long drives, man, gave our defense a chance to recover and game plan over on the sidelines and I think Coach Yurcich called an incredible game, a lot of successful runs, a lot of play action, a lot of different stuff. We’ve just got to finish when it counts and we’ll get better, though.”Jalen McCleskey on OSU/Baylor“I feel like we were the better team. To get so close and not be able to execute, I feel like this one was on us.” [O’Colly]More Spencer on his defense“It’s a long season. We gotta make sure we give it our best to come back next week and have a chance to win a game. That’s all it’s about now: sticking together. Everybody’s broke. Everybody’s frustrated. We’ve just gotta go back to work. Figure out a way to win next week.” [O’Colly]Mike Gundy on Not being satisfied“I can pat you on the butt and tell you, ‘Good job and you played good against a team that’s ranked and so-and-so.’ That’s not the way I feel. I feel like we should have done a better job of coaching and we have to do a better job of playing so we can win these games, period.” [O’Colly]Seth Russell on Ish Zamora’s return from being suspended for beating a dog“That was huge. I knew he was going to step up. He’s a great football player and he showed that tonight. He’s another weapon to put in the offense, and he’s a great guy. He’s working hard. He never took any days off. When he was suspended, he never griped one day. He came out to work and it showed tonight.”Travon Blanchard on QB1 for OSU“It’s very important to get off the field. (Oklahoma State QB Mason) Rudolph, he’s a very smart quarterback. He has tremendous touch on his throws. He made a lot of really good, smart safe throws. We tried to show him a few different coverages, different looks and he was able to deliver. So luckily as a defense we were able to get the win and we also have a lot of points that we can emphasize, things that we can get better on, so that’s good for our defense.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more