LeBron James' near triple-double leads Lakers vs. Timberwolves | NBA Highlights

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Nike have created the Lore Series, which will feature a new City Edition uniform each season designed by a Lakers legend and only worn for that season.

The Los Angeles Lakers got an immediate boost from their newest addition in their win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, and many people believe LeBron James should be thanking one of his former teammates for that.

James led the Lakers with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists to finish just a dish shy of his 75th triple-double while Kuzma drained 6 of his 21 points in the final minute to help the Lakers stay afloat.

Tyson Chandler made his Lakers debut Wednesday night, and some in the National Basketball Association reportedly believe that Phoenix Suns interim general manager James Jones allowed the veteran center to head to Los Angeles (via buyout) early in the season as something of a favor to longtime former teammate LeBron James.

With only a cursory knowledge of the Lakers' plays and schemes, Chandler still provided defense, rebounding and hard picks while playing a surprising 23 minutes. Thibodeau used the same starting lineup from Monday's loss to the Clippers.

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Timberwolves: Butler converted a four-point play to tie it at 94 with 7:44 to play. All five Wolves starters reached double figures in the first half while hitting 66 percent of their shots.

The Lakers ended the clash with a +7 rebounding advantage, the first time they've done so since their third game of the season.

A California native, Chandler attended Dominguez High School in Compton before going pro.

Behind Javale McGee, the Lakers' big man stocks were slim.

Timberwolves: At the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

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