Lakers Lose Opening Night Against Timberwolves

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The Lakers lose a season opener 112-111 against the Minnesota Timberwolves, reported NBA.com

The Timberwolves hung on by one point to win for their former head coach Flip Saunders who had passed away from cancer at the age of 60, on October 25, 2015, according to  espn.com.

Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio had a career high 28 points and 14 assists to come back from being down by 16 points in the second half to defeat the Lakers by one point. Lou Williams, the Lakers backup shooting guard, missed a 4-foot runner at the buzzer which caused the Lakers to start off the season 0-1, stated NBA.com.

“I think we had a little help today,” Ricky Rubio said. “It’s been a tough week. It’s hard to explain. Everybody went through a lot of pain. But even though Flip’s gone he will stay with us forever,” he added, according to NBA.com.

Karl Anthony Towns, the No.1 pick in the NBA draft had an amazing debut with the Minnesota Timberwolves putting up 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Lakers have a 1 day to recover from their loss before going on the road to face division rival, the Sacramento Kings on Friday, October 30, reported espn.com .

The player who missed the final shot, Lou Williams, explained, “When I let it go, I thought it was a bucket. It was a routine play for me–three or four feet away from the rim, float is over a seven-footer. I thought it was a good shot,” reported the LA Times.