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Timberwolves Vs. Lakers Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule & More

The T-Wolves are hoping to get over .500 and climb back into the playoff race. They will take on the Lakers on Friday night.

Mar 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum (17) and Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) jump for the opening tip at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum (17) and Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) jump for the opening tip at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Timberwolves head to the West Coast on Friday night to take on the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. Minnesota is currently fighting to make it to the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference and are also hoping to make it over .500 with a win in enemy territory.

They'll be facing a Lakers team that is strong at home and currently red-hot. The Lakers have won four in a row and are 7-3 over their last 10 games. The Lakers have lost only two games at home this season, while the T-Wolves are 10-10 on the road, to go along with their 22-22 overall record.

The game will tip off at 10:30 p.m. ET and will air locally on FS-North. You can also listen to the game on 830 WCCO-AM.

For all news and information regarding the Minnesota Timberwolves, please visit Canis Hoopus. For updates and perspective on the Los Angeles Lakers, head on over to Silver Screen and Roll or SB Nation Los Angeles. And as always, you can check out SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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