Lakers lose to T'Wolves 125-99

Tonight's game can appropriately be dubbed the Andrew Wiggins show. There wasn't very much the Los Angeles Lakers could do to stop the red-hot Wiggins from getting to the cup, capping off the night with a career high 47 points on 14 of 21 shooting from the floor. It's not just the total that instantly jumps out, but also the efficiency. 47 points on only 21 total attempts is about as efficient as one can get in a game, leading to the Timberwolves enjoying a whopping +33 tonight with Wiggins on the floor.

As for the Los Angeles Lakers, there wasn't much about tonight's performance to write home about, with Louis Williams being the high point man, scoring 17 points on 5 of 10 shooting from the field.

A handful of other players scored in double figures, however, no one on the roster managed to hit the 20 point mark or above.

The Lakers drop to 6-5 on the season, while the Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-6 on the year so far.

A look into the future?

In a lot of ways, the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves mirror the new-look Los Angeles Lakers. Minnesota has two consecutive No.1 overall picks in Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, while the Los Angeles Lakers have two consecutive No. 2 overall picks in D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram.

On top of which, the T'Wolves have young pieces to further build around in Zack LaVine, and the Lakers have solid players like Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Even though the Timberwolves got the better of the Lakers tonight, look to these two teams to bring some further excitement to the Western Conference in the coming years.

What's next for both teams?

The Los Angeles Lakers will contend with the visiting Brooklyn Nets tomorrow, November 15th, while the Minnesota Timberwolves will also be playing their next game tomorrow, hosting the Hornets at home.

For the purple and gold, the team as a whole is still one game above .500 moving forward, and, by all accounts, they are in the middle of a much better start than anyone could have predicted.

Overall, the Lakers should be proud of the energy they have come out with to start the season, and the budding team chemistry will only get better as the season progresses.

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