Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 3-4; Timberwolves 4-2.
Record vs. Timberwolves (2012-13): 3-0.
Update: Minnesota is an improved team, in case a 19-point victory over Oklahoma City didn't prove the point. Kevin Love is a fantasy-basketball machine, averaging 27.2 points, 14.7 rebounds and five assists. Veteran guard Kevin Martin is averaging 23.3 points for Minnesota in a possible bounce-back year after coming off the bench for the Thunder last season. The Lakers won all three games against Minnesota last season by an average of 12 points.