After a strong stretch through much of January and into February, the Los Angeles Lakers limped into the All-Star break with their third-straight loss, falling to the Timberwolves 119-111.
LA led for much of the night and by as many as 15 points but ran out of steam down the stretch as they were outscored 35-20 in the fourth quarter. Coming into the game on the second night of a back-to-back after being blown out by New Orleans on Wednesday, the first three quarters of Thursday’s performance were encouraging.
The loss wraps up the first half of the season with the Lakers entering the All-Star break with a 23-34 record. The up-and-down first half of the season saw the Lakers streak both ways, mixing a nine-game losing streak with a stretch of 12 wins in 16 games.
The guys get together to talk about the Timberwolves game and look back on the positives and negatives of the first half of the season while previewing the second half of the season and highlight what to watch as the Lakers head into the final 25 games of the year.