The Los Angeles Lakers hope to start the month of February on a good note when they open a three-game road trip tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Air Max 270 React Doré . The Lakers will also visit Cleveland and Philadelphia, have lost four in a row on the road and are 8-18 as the guest this season. They are 3-12 on the road against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is mired in a six-game slide overall and dropped a 110-100 decision to the Charlotte Bobcats the last time out on Friday, when Pau Gasol finished with 24 points and nine rebounds. Nick Young added 21 off the bench and Jodie Meeks scored 19 points for the Lakers, who are only 3-18 in the last 21 games and shot 38.7 percent from the floor. "They just werent ready to play for whatever reason," said Los Angeles head coach Mike DAntoni. "Whether its the end of January, who knows, but its inexcusable." As has been the case almost all season, injuries are the main story for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant (knee) wont travel with the team on this trip and it was announced Gasol (groin) would also stay in LA for rehab. However, there is some good news as all three injured point guards, Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar, appear ready to return to the lineup. "Theyre all good," DAntoni said. "I think theyre all ready to go. Theres a possibility all three could play (at Minnesota)." Lakers center Chris Kaman is probable Tuesday because of a sore knee and he has missed the previous seven games. He might get the starting call with Gasol shelved, although Kaman has basically fallen out of the rotation. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have dropped two in a row and three of five games, including Saturdays 120-113 setback at Atlanta. Kevin Love pumped in 43 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, while Kevin Martin and J.J. Barea added 17 and 12 points, respectively, for the Timberwolves, who finished shooting 44 percent from the field. Barea was ejected with 6:43 left in the fourth quarter after receiving his second technical foul. "I didnt even know I had it (43 points) until I think Martin told me after the game. I was just trying to get us back in the game by any means," Love said. "Teammates set me up with a lot of good shots. A loss, especially right now, is tough." Love has posted three straight double-doubles and nine in the last 10 games, posting an average of 25.3 points and 13.3 rebounds in that time. Minnesota has dropped 11 straight in Atlanta and will visit Oklahoma City and New Orleans after hosting the Lakers. The TWolves, who are 13-9 in the Twin Cities, have split two meetings with Los Angeles this season and will host the Lakers on March 28. The Lakers have won 26 of the last 28 matchups with Minnesota and are unbeaten in 11 straight and 12 of 13 contests at the Target Center. 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Fred Miller gave 13 points, five boards and five assists and Ty Greene added 11 for the Spartans (8-3), who had a three-game winning streak broken. The Terrapins were trailing by four points to start the second half, and were down by seven when Jared Nickens hit a 3-pointer that kicked off a 12-2 run with Layman capping the burst on a layup for a 38-35 lead six minutes in. Another 11-2 run allowed Maryland to create some distance, as Damonte Dodds freee throws with just over nine minutes to play gave the team a 10-point lead. Air Max 270 2021. The Spartans kept the game from getting out of hand and cut their deficit to just four when Miller made a 3-pointer just inside of two minutes remaining. Layman, though, countered with a 3-pointer and USC Upstate didnt make a bucket the rest of the way. I thought we did a lot of good things, but we had three or four possessions and made mistakes, said USC Upstate head coach Eddie Payne. You cannot make errors against a team like this, because they make you pay and Maryland did that. Maryland led for much of the first half, but a jumper from Greene started an 8-0 run by the Spartans that helped the team take a 28-24 lead into the locker room. Game Notes Maryland plays at Oklahoma State next Sunday ... This was the first meeting between these two teams ... Maryland shot 40 percent from the floor and outrebounded USC Upstate, 44-31. ' ' '
Faced with a must-win situation, the Detroit Red Wings will be going with Jonas Gustavsson in goal again when they face the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of their first-round series at TD Garden. Brandon Clarke Jersey . "Gus is going to start," head coach Mike Babcock told reporters on Friday, adding that goaltender Jimmy Howard couldnt practice and he expects him to be the backup. Gustavsson allowed three goals on 40 shots as the Bruins rallied for a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 4 at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday. The Bruins lead the best of seven series 3-1 with Game 5 on Saturday. Gustavsson said he found out just before pre-game warm-ups that there was a chance hed start in place of Howard, who led the Red Wings onto the ice. The decision was made not long before puck drop as Babcock said of Howard: "Last second, he just couldnt go." The team announced that Howard had the flu. Also, veteran winger Daniel Alfredsson practiced on Friday and was confident that hell be ready to play on Saturday. Alfredsson was scratched for the Red Wings in Game 4 as he continues to deal with back problems. "I skated today and felt good," he told reporters. "Well see how it goes later today, but I anticipate being available for tomorrow." Captain Henrik Zetterberg, who was playing his first game in two months after back surgery, didnt skate on Friday but told reporters he felt good and will also play in Game 5. Marko Guduric Jersey . Raonic, the No. 8 seed from Thornhill, Ont., had 18 aces in the match. He needed one hour 39 minutes to complete the victory. Shareef Abdur-Rahim Jersey . Manager Alex Ferguson says the injury was sustained while the player tried to hit a volley toward the end of training on Tuesday.Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Houston Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown was added to the 2015 Pro Bowl on Sunday. Brown, who will be making his third straight appearance in the game, will be an injury reeplacement for Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters. Grizzlies Jerseys 2020 . . Brown joins defensive end J.J. Watt and running back Arian Foster (not participating) as representatives from the Texans. ' ' '