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Despite injury to Kobe, Lakers roll to 11th straight win


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday December 12, 2009 2:36AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- Although the Lakers lengthy home stint finished on a high note with a 104-92 victory over the Timberwolves, their 11th straight, it may have come at a cost.

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant fractured his right index finger, jamming it against the ball in the first quarter. He expects to play with the injury.

"I'm concerned," said Bryant of the injury as his team begins a five-game road trip. "but you just play through it, and try to figure things out. Tomorrow will probably be the worse of it.

"You just get used to it. It's a different technique to shoot it."

The injury, officially being called an avulsion fracture, is on his shooting finger and will require him to wear a foam splint. Bryant's injury is similar to the one on his pinkie finger, which he fractured on Feb. 5, 2008.

Despite the injury, Bryant still finished out the game and logged 34 minutes en route to a team-high 20 points on 8-for-18 shooting. Lakers forward Pau Gasol finished with 17 points, had a career-high 20 rebounds and tied a season high with seven assists.

The Lakers (18-3) are now riding their longest win streak since March 13-April 2, 2004 and their run may continue with four of their next five opponents having losing records.

As for Bryant's injury, the team doesn't seem too concerned about it.

"He can switch to his left hand," Lakers forward Lamar Odom said. "I've never seen him have trouble adjusting because of an injury.

"I wouldn't be surprised if he came out and shot the ball like his finger wasn't hurt."

Lost in Bryant's injury was the return of former coach Kurt Rambis. Before the game, he was given his championship ring. A highlight reel played on the JumboTron with the words "Kurt Rambis, always a Laker" scrolled atop as players greeted and hugged their former coach.

"It's really good to see the whole team together and it was nice to get a very warm reception form the fans and the players," Rambis said. "It was fun to compete against them and try to figure out how to stop a very dominant team."

Coming into the game, Minnesota (3-20) had been playing better. Though the Wolves had only won two of their last six, the losses were by an average of just 4.5 points.

Their improved play showed as Minnesota kept pace with the Lakers in the first half, trailing 56-54.

The second half was a different story, however. In the third quarter, the Lakers outscored the Timberwolves 30-14, closing with a 12-0 run.

"They hustled," said Lakers coach Phil Jackson of the Timberwolves. "They worked hard. They couldn't really accomplish anything in the third quarter and we were able to break it open and survive the game."

Minnesota had its fair share of opportunities to get back into the game in the fourth. They went on a mini 9-2 spurt to cut the Lakers' lead to 88-77.

It could have been trimmed even more, but Ramon Sessions missed a layup and then stepped out of bounds en route to an easy layup for the Lakers. Ryan Hollins missed a shot under the basket and then Wayne Ellington turned the ball over when he couldn't keep his hands on a Sessions' outlet pass.

"I'm very proud of our improvement as a ball club," Rambis said. "But when other things start to go wrong, they keep doubting themselves ... [after the 12-0 run in the third quarter] our guys are hanging their heads."

Minnesota center Al Jefferson tied his season high of 24 points and had 13 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double.

In his fifth game back from a broken bone in his left hand, forward Kevin Love logged seven points and a tied a career high with 19 boards. Sessions provided a powerful punch off the bench with 15 points on 7-for-9 shooting.

"We cannot be completely satisfied because we lost, but we did a great job," said Jefferson, who said he expects to be at 100 percent by All-Star break after last season's right knee injury. "We had a chance and we were in the game."

Timberwolves
Lakers
     
    • 43.2%

    • 45.3%

    • 40.0%

    • 32.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 76.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAL
Total Rebounds 8 3
Offensive Rebounds 13 16
Turnovers 17 14
Fast Break Pts: 20 14
Biggest Lead: 2 18
Points in the Paint: 48 48
MIN LAL
p Jefferson   24 Bryant   20
rb Love   19 Gasol   20
a Sessions   5 Gasol   7
s Flynn   3 Artest   3
b 3 players   1 Bynum   3
 
  • 11/09 - MIN @ LAL
  • 11/19 - LAL @ MIN
  • 03/01 - LAL @ MIN
  • 03/18 - MIN @ LAL
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gomes F 29:10 2-6 0-1 0-0 -12 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 4
K. Love F-C 33:14 3-14 1-2 0-0 -8 8 11 19 1 2 0 1 1 3 7
A. Jefferson C-F 33:37 10-18 0-0 4-4 -6 4 9 13 1 2 0 0 1 0 24
C. Brewer G-F 25:10 4-8 0-0 2-2 -1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 10
J. Flynn G 25:22 3-8 0-1 4-6 -10 0 2 2 4 1 3 4 0 0 10
R. Hollins   14:07 3-8 0-0 1-2 -10 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 7
D. Wilkins   08:49 1-2 0-1 0-0 -20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
R. Sessions   22:38 7-9 1-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 5 4 1 4 0 0 15
S. Pavlovic   21:57 2-8 1-2 1-2 -3 0 5 5 2 1 0 2 0 0 6
W. Ellington   17:02 3-5 1-1 0-0 +8 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 7
N. Jawai   07:15 0-2 0-0 0-0 +4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
O. Pecherov   01:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total   240 38-88 4-10 12-16   13 35 48 19 15 6 17 3 6 92
  43.2% 40.0% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 17
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 35:44 6-14 2-7 2-2 +28 3 0 3 5 2 3 1 1 0 16
P. Gasol F-C 37:57 8-14 0-0 1-1 +8 8 12 20 7 2 1 5 1 1 17
A. Bynum C 24:30 6-9 0-0 0-0 +11 4 4 8 1 4 0 1 3 1 12
K. Bryant G 34:00 8-18 1-3 3-4 +3 0 5 5 5 2 1 4 0 0 20
D. Fisher G 30:34 2-10 0-2 0-0 +16 0 4 4 6 3 2 1 0 0 4
L. Odom   26:44 4-10 1-4 4-6 +11 0 5 5 1 2 2 1 1 1 13
J. Farmar   17:26 3-6 2-4 0-0 -4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
S. Vujacic   09:27 3-3 1-1 0-0 +4 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 7
S. Brown   16:49 3-9 1-4 0-0 -11 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
J. Powell   06:49 0-2 0-0 0-0 -6 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Morrison DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-95 8-25 10-13   16 34 50 28 18 9 14 6 3 104
  45.3% 32.0% 76.9%   team rebs: 3 total to: 14

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Blount, Cardinal, Hart
  • Lakers: Walton

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Lakers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #27 Dick Bavetta, #25 Tony Brothers, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:6
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) Los Angeles Lakers (28-6)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Jefferson (Fisher gains possession)
  11:43 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
Jefferson Hook Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:28 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:20 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:17
[LAL 2-0]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST)  11:02  
  10:54 Bryant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  10:41
[MIN 2-2]
 
  10:26 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:24 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:24
[LAL 4-2]
Gasol Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:10
[MIN 4-4]
 
  09:49 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:47  
Flynn Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:33
[LAL 6-4]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
  09:15 Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:15
[MIN 5-6]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:15
[MIN 6-6]
 
  09:02
[LAL 8-6]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  08:55
[MIN 8-8]
 
  08:28 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Team Rebound 
  08:24 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:23  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:56  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:54 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:48 Bryant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  07:30
[MIN 10-8]
 
  07:18
[LAL 10-10]
Gasol Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  07:08  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:06  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  07:06  
  07:04 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:59
[LAL 12-10]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:30  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 12-12]
 
  06:17 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:16  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:08  
Love Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:08
[MIN 14-12]
 
  05:51
[LAL 14-14]
Artest Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Brewer Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:28  
  05:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  05:28  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Wilkins  05:28  
  05:28 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  05:18
[LAL 16-14]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST) 
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:57
[LAL 18-14]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fisher (5 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:30  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  04:30  
Team Rebound  04:30  
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:22 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:12 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  04:11  
Hollins Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  04:06
[MIN 16-18]
 
  03:45
[LAL 20-16]
Gasol Hook Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:32 Artest Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Artest (2 ST)  03:31  
  03:28
[LAL 22-16]
Artest Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  03:13  
  03:09
[LAL 24-16]
Bryant Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:01  
  03:01 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Love Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:01  
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK)  02:55  
  02:53 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:46
[LAL 26-16]
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:38  
  02:33 Odom Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:33 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
Team Rebound  02:18  
  02:18 Bryant Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST)  02:07
[MIN 18-26]
 
  01:52 Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST)  01:46
[MIN 20-26]
 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  01:40  
  01:40 Bryant Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  01:35 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:34  
  01:16 Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:16
[MIN 21-26]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:16
[MIN 22-26]
 
  01:03
[LAL 29-22]
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:46.9  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.8  
  00:39.9 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:33.1
[LAL 31-22]
Odom Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST) 
Wilkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST)  00:21.7
[MIN 24-31]
 
Sessions Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:05.5  
  00:02.8 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:01.3
[LAL 33-24]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) Los Angeles Lakers (28-6)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:42 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Pavlovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:37  
  11:37
[LAL 34-24]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  11:37
[LAL 35-24]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST)  11:17  
  11:14 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Odom (2 ST)  11:09  
Love Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:09  
  10:53 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:52  
Pavlovic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:41
[MIN 26-35]
 
  10:23 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  10:22  
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:16
[MIN 28-35]
 
  09:51
[LAL 37-28]
Bryant Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Sessions Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:39  
Sessions Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:30  
  09:21 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:20  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  08:55
[MIN 31-37]
 
  08:36 Brown Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  08:34  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:22
[MIN 33-37]
 
  08:10 Odom Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:08  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:56
[MIN 35-37]
 
  07:41
[LAL 40-35]
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:22  
  07:22 Timeout : Official 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  07:22  
  07:22 Odom Substitution replaced by Powell 
  07:17
[LAL 42-35]
Brown Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:58 Gasol Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:58  
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:44
[MIN 37-42]
 
  06:26 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:24  
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jawai (1 AST)  06:11
[MIN 40-42]
 
  06:00 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:56  
Sessions Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:50
[MIN 42-42]
 
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Substitution replaced by Gomes  05:45  
  05:45 Gasol Substitution replaced by Artest 
  05:45 Bryant Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  05:45 Farmar Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  05:35 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jawai (1 BLK) 
  05:33 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:27 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:25  
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jawai (2 AST)  05:08
[MIN 44-42]
 
  04:44 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:43 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:37 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:36 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:34 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:31 Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:28
[LAL 44-44]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST) 
Jawai Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:09 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:56
[LAL 47-44]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:38
[MIN 46-47]
 
  03:23
[LAL 50-46]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brewer Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:06
[MIN 48-50]
 
  02:51 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:49  
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gomes (1 AST)  02:44
[MIN 50-50]
 
  02:29
[LAL 52-50]
Brown Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:11 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:56 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:55  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:48  
Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:48  
  01:48 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  01:48 Brown Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  01:48 Powell Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  01:31
[MIN 52-52]
 
  01:14
[LAL 54-52]
Vujacic Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  00:55.8  
  00:55.0 Team Rebound 
  00:44.5
[LAL 56-52]
Vujacic Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
  00:35.0 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gomes Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:28.0  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  00:28.0  
  00:08.9 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST) 
Sessions Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:06.5
[MIN 54-56]
 
  00:02.1 Vujacic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:02.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) Los Angeles Lakers (28-6)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Love Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:32 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  11:31  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK)  11:21  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  11:19  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (2 BLK)  11:17  
  11:16 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:04 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:03 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:58
[LAL 58-54]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
Love Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:29 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:19 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:17  
Brewer Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:13  
Brewer Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:13  
  09:56 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:54 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  09:54
[LAL 60-54]
Gasol Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:31
[MIN 56-60]
 
  09:15
[LAL 63-56]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:41 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  08:40  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  08:15 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:13 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  08:11
[LAL 65-56]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Flynn Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  07:49  
  07:32 Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:28  
  07:20 Fisher Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Substitution replaced by Hollins  07:20  
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:20  
Team Rebound  07:20  
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:20
[MIN 57-65]
 
  07:01
[LAL 67-57]
Bryant Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:46  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:44
[MIN 59-67]
 
Hollins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:30  
  06:23
[LAL 69-59]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Gasol (5 AST) 
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed  06:13  
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:11  
Hollins Layup Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:09 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:04 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  06:02 Bynum Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:00 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  06:00 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:57  
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:55
[MIN 61-69]
 
  05:29 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  05:28  
  05:28 Jump Ball Bynum vs Hollins (Flynn gains possession) 
Team Rebound  05:28  
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  05:01 Gasol Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:01 Gasol Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Flynn Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:48
[MIN 63-69]
 
  04:32
[LAL 71-63]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:05  
  04:05 Gasol Substitution replaced by Odom 
  04:05 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:05 Team Rebound 
  04:05
[LAL 72-63]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Jawai Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (3 BLK)  04:00  
  03:58 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:58 Bryant Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO) 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  03:58  
Pavlovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST)  03:57  
  03:52 Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST) 
  03:47 Bynum Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:47
[MIN 64-72]
 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  03:47  
Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:47  
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:47
[MIN 65-72]
 
  03:30 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  03:28  
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Artest (3 ST)  03:25  
  03:21 Artest Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:21  
  03:21 Odom Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Wilkins  03:21  
Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Fisher (2 ST)  03:11  
  03:06
[LAL 74-65]
Artest Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Fisher (6 AST) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
Love Rebound (Off:6 Def:8)  02:46  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:40
[MIN 68-74]
 
  02:26 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:25  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Artest (1 BLK)  02:16  
  02:14 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:09  
  02:09 Bynum Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  02:09 Fisher Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:09  
  02:09
[LAL 75-68]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:09 Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:07 Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  01:58
[LAL 77-68]
Artest Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gasol (6 AST) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
Love Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:33  
  01:33
[LAL 78-68]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:33 Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:32  
Wilkins Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  01:16  
  01:05
[LAL 81-68]
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Artest (4 AST) 
Pavlovic Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
Love Rebound (Off:7 Def:8)  00:45.8  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  00:45.8  
  00:43.7 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
Sessions Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:35.6  
  00:35.6
[LAL 82-68]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:35.6 Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown 
  00:35.6
[LAL 83-68]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:15.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  00:02.4
[LAL 86-68]
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST) 
Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:44 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:7 Def:9)  11:42  
  11:38 Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  11:31
[MIN 70-86]
 
  11:18 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:17  
Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST)  11:10
[MIN 72-86]
 
  10:49 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:7 Def:10)  10:48  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  10:35  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  10:34  
  10:24 Bryant Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:13 Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  10:13
[MIN 73-86]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  10:13
[MIN 74-86]
 
  09:52
[LAL 88-74]
Farmar Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gasol (7 AST) 
Sessions 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  09:25
[MIN 77-88]
 
  09:07 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  09:06  
Sessions Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:55 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  08:50 Farmar Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:48  
Sessions Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  08:38  
  08:38 Timeout : Official 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  08:38  
  08:14
[LAL 90-77]
Bryant Jump Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Ellington Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST)  07:58
[MIN 79-90]
 
  07:24
[LAL 92-79]
Gasol Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Hollins Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sessions (5 AST)  07:20
[MIN 81-92]
 
  07:07 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:06  
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  07:02  
  06:40 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:7 Def:11)  06:38  
Hollins Layup Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:08 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:07  
Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  06:03  
Sessions Foul : Personal (4 PF)  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  05:59  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  05:59  
  05:59 Gasol Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  05:59 Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest 
  05:59 Farmar Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  05:59 Brown Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  05:46
[LAL 94-81]
Odom Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Artest (5 AST) 
  05:29 Artest Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:20 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:11 Bynum Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:11 Bynum Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  05:11  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  05:11  
Jefferson Jump Bank Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST)  04:56
[MIN 83-94]
 
  04:43
[LAL 97-83]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (1 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:25 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:22
[LAL 99-83]
Odom Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:22  
  04:22 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Pavlovic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:57 Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:46 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  03:43  
  03:36 Vujacic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:36  
Team Rebound  03:36  
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:36
[MIN 84-99]
 
  03:18 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:10) 
  03:12 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Flynn (2 ST) 
Flynn Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:08
[MIN 86-99]
 
  03:06 Team Timeout : Short 
Flynn Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:48  
  02:48
[LAL 100-86]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:48
[LAL 101-86]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Pavlovic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:31  
  02:19 Odom Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  02:17  
Love Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  02:12  
Love Rebound (Off:8 Def:11)  02:10  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:10
[MIN 88-101]
 
  01:46 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:44  
  01:39 Vujacic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  01:39  
Pavlovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:39  
Team Rebound  01:39  
Love Substitution replaced by Pecherov  01:39  
Pavlovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 89-101]
 
  01:16 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:15 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:10) 
  01:15
[LAL 103-89]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Ellington Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:15  
  01:15 Odom Substitution replaced by Powell 
  01:15
[LAL 104-89]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Pavlovic Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:02  
  00:59.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:11) 
  00:46.9 Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pecherov (1 ST) 
  00:35.4 Fisher Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:35.4
[MIN 90-104]
 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:35.4  
  00:31.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:12) 
  00:14.9 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:12.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:8 Def:12) 
  00:10.9 Gasol Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) Steal:Flynn (3 ST) 
Ellington Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (2 AST)  00:07.1
[MIN 92-104]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1

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