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UP NEXT FOR THE LAKERS: Friday vs. Minnesota

The Lakers can clinch their 22nd Pacific Division title if they win and Phoenix loses.

March 18, 2011


vs. Minnesota

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 48-20, Timberwolves 17-52.

Record vs. Timberwolves: 3-0.

Update: If the Lakers win and the Phoenix Suns lose, Los Angeles would clinch its 22nd Pacific Division title. Lakers Coach Phil Jackson will go head-to-head against his friend and former Lakers assistant coach, Timberwolves Coach Kurt Rambis. Minnesota has the second-worst record in the West, the fourth-worst in the NBA.

--Broderick Turner

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