Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Butler shoots Timberwolves past James, Lakers 124-120

Butler shoots Timberwolves past James, Lakers 124-120

Asked if James brings out the best in him, Butler said: "I think everybody does".

"If you are doing the same things over and over and over and expecting the same result then that's insanity". The Timberwolves defeated the Lakers 124-120.

Los Angeles will return to the court against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. "We know they're a very good transition team but we want to utilize our transition ability".

"A guy like [James], you just try to make him work", Thibodeau said. "But right now we're taking a couple lumps". "We can't just have the same mistakes over and over again".

Isaac Bonga #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebounds against Derrick Rose #25 and Anthony Tolliver #43 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the fourth quarter of the game on October 29, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ingram is scheduled to return on Monday, but Rondo did not start upon his return to the lineup and it's unknown whether or not Lakers coach Luke Walton will allow Ingram to reclaim his starting role immediately, either.

The 30-year-old shooting guard is a key part of Houston's rotation, being the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and averaged 18.0 points on 42.8 percent shooting, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists last season. They were playing fast, which made us play with energy, so I guess their energy helped out. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Bucks with a 95-125 score, not beating the odds. "He was ready to get after it. Hit shots, got to the rim, pushed it out for us".

The Lakers have slumped to five losses in Sven games and are giving up an average of 122.3 points per game - the second-worst record in the league.

The Golden State Warriors are blowing inferior teams out of the water via the three-ball, the New York Knicks are finding every which way to break my heart into a million pieces, and the Minnesota Timberwolves off-season drama has somehow gone completely unaddressed seven games into their season. James leads in rebounds with 9.0 and in steals with 2.0 per game.

Already, though, he's grown exhausted of losing, and when asked what kind of leader he looks like when he loses his patience, James' answer was ominous to say the least.

"We talk about patience, but we can't have a reoccurrence of the same thing", James said.

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