On Saturday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Los Angeles Lakers as part of an NBA preseason double-header. Both teams will have higher expectations this season as compared to last. One of the two teams has a legitimate shot at contending in the Western Conference this season thanks to several new additions. The other team is basing their future success on a young rookie who is considered the face of the Lakers franchise. Fans may see brand new Wolves star Jimmy Butler and Lakers' rookie Lonzo Ball for a bit tonight as the Timberwolves vs. Lakers will be on TV and will live stream through various sources.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves made a big offseason trade with the Chicago Bulls when they brought in All-Star forward Jimmy Butler.

Along with young stars Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, Butler is expected to help lead Minnesota back into the postseason in the West. The team also acquired veteran guard Jeff Teague for additional help, making this an exciting season ahead for Timberwolves fans.

The same might be said for the Los Angeles Lakers, as they traded away their guard D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets and drafted UCLA guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick. Ball is expected to lead the franchise back to success in the future and there have already been claims made that the team will make the playoffs this coming season. That's a tall order with the way the Western Conference is looking, but fans will get further acquainted will Ball, Brandon Ingram, and the rest of the Lakers during the preseason to see if they might be worth all the talk.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves come into tonight's preseason game as a 3.5 to four-point favorite on the point spread. Tonight's over/under points total is 215 points for the complete game in Anaheim, California. As with most NBA preseason games, it's unknown exactly which players will play and how much time they'll get on the court, making this a tricky one to wager on.

How to watch live

The Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers game will begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday night. Live television coverage is available nationally on NBA TV. It's also available in the Minnesota viewing region on Fox Sports North and in the Los Angeles viewing region on Spectrum SportsNet.

For live streaming, there is no NBA TV live stream, but various cable and satellite companies do have live streaming websites or apps their companies can log into to see TV channels. In addition, Fox Sports Go will have live streaming for Fox Sports North customers, while Spectrum SportsNet will have live streaming for customers in the L.A. region.