Tyson Chandler's impact on Los Angeles Lakers made clear during debut

Former Sun Tyson Chandler officially signs with Lakers

Lakers make signing of veteran center Chandler official

Veteran center Tyson Chandler signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, two days after reaching a buyout agreement with the Phoenix Suns.

It had featured recently acquired big man Tyson Chandler playing a big factor on the floor in his first game with the team, which included some pivotal tapout rebounds in the final minute of the fourth quarter.

An All-Star in the 2012-13 season, the well-traveled Chandler has also played with the Bulls, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the New Orleans Hornets, the Charlotte Bobcats, the Dallas Mavericks (twice) and the New York Knicks before landing in Phoenix for the 2015-16 season.

"I think it helps stabilize us", Walton said.

James, who led the Lakers in scoring, nearly ended up with a triple double, with the small forward dropping 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

"I've been on the other side and played the villain, " he added.

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Leonard, who missed the last two games with a sore ankle, added 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who have won five straight since losing to Milwaukee on Oct 29.

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks on the court during a stop in play in a preseason game against the Golden State Warriors at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Minnesota came out in an offensive groove during its second straight game at Staples Center following Monday's loss to the Clippers.

Lebron James was again the saviour as he led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball Association on Thursday, November 8. Hart hit four 3-pointers in the first half, and Kuzma hit a buzzer-beating 3 to limit Minnesota's lead to 67-65.

Typically, veterans on struggling teams like Chandler get waived around mid-season, when we have a good idea of what teams are playoff bound and what their needs are. "We finally put it together", said Australia's Simmons.

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