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Lakers clinch playoff berth with win over Timberwolves


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday March 20, 2010 2:38AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- A spate of injuries has affected the defending champions recently.

Add Andrew Bynum's to the list.

Bynum strained his left Achilles early in the third quarter of an eventual Lakers' 104-96 victory over the Wolves Friday at Staples Center.

He did not return and was seen wearing a boot after the game.

"We're a little concerned," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "He'll probably miss awhile."

Bynum will be re-assessed Saturday. An MRI is not yet scheduled, a team spokesperson said.

If the injury turns out to be severe, it comes at an inopportune time as the Lakers (51-18), who have now won five straight and became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff spot, have 13 games before the playoffs.

"I don't really want to think about that," said Pau Gasol of missing Bynum for an extended period. "It would be hard to miss Andrew for any period of time. He's been playing really well too.

"I'm really upset. Hopefully it won't be anything, and if he's out, hopefully, it'll take a couple games, maybe, because we need him back."

This isn't the first time a Laker has gone down with an injury against the Wolves. Back in the Lakers' 104-92 win against the Wolves on Dec. 11, Kobe Bryant fractured his right index finger after deflecting a pass.

Without Bynum, who has been averaging 20 points, 10.3 rebounds and two blocks in the past four games, the rest of the Lakers stepped up for their 10th straight win over the Wolves (14-56).

Six Lakers finished in double figures.

Bryant had a game-high 22 points, a season-high 13 assists and four steals. He did his damage at the free throw line, going 13-for-14, which was more makes and attempts than the entire Minnesota team (8-for-11).

After missing Thursday's practice with tonsillitis, Gasol finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Lamar Odom added 18 points, including four 3-pointers.

Minnesota did outshoot Los Angeles, 46.2 percent to 41.5, respectively.

"We shot poorly tonight," Jackson said. "I wasn't happy with that...but defense is what changed the course of that game."

The third quarter was indicative of that.

Trailing by 10 at halftime, the Wolves went on a 12-1 run to take their first lead, 68-66, at the 4:30 mark.

The Lakers responded, scoring 15 unanswered points. Their rally hinged on defense as they forced six Minnesota turnovers. For the game, the Wolves turned the ball over 19 times, which led to 26 points for the Lakers.

"They just went on a little run," said Jonny Flynn, who had a team-high 20 points, of their brief lead. "We fought so hard to get back in the game and that kind of took a little bit out of us."

The Wolves, who have now lost 12 straight, including 18 of their last 19 games, had solid contributions from their big men. Kevin Love finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Darko Milicic had a season-high 16 points and 12 rebounds, which tied a season high. Al Jefferson chipped in with 14 and nine.

Though he didn't have a huge night offensively, Bryant played the role of facilitator in the first half.

Of the Lakers first nine baskets, Bryant didn't convert a single field goal, but did record seven assists.

He had a pretty assist in the final two minutes of the second quarter.

It came off a fast break started with Artest on the defensive end, getting a piece of Flynn's pass. Then Jordan Farmar ran the fast break and fed it ahead to Bryant, who then wrapped a behind-the-back pass to the trailer, Gasol, who threw it down with one hand. He was fouled and converted the 3-point play.

Thus far this season, the Wolves have had few highlights, yet before the game Jackson still felt Rambis has done well given the circumstances.

"I think he's done a good job," Jackson said. "I think he's kept it in perspective. I know this last losing streak has been a struggle because it's at the end of the season and they pile up, but he's seems to have weathered it all, he still has a sense of humor."

As for whether taking the head coaching was the right move for Rambis? Jackson seems to think so.

"I think without a doubt ... this is still a team that has great potential," Jackson said. "When you look at the five-year plan, I think it's a good idea to keep perspective of the long term and not the short term. I think he's made an imprint on how they are going to run the team, and how they are going to play. The next thing is to bring in players that can work in the system that he wants to have."

Timberwolves
Lakers
     
    • 46.2%

    • 41.5%

    • 22.2%

    • 28.0%

    • 72.7%

    • 82.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAL
Total Rebounds 3 8
Offensive Rebounds 14 13
Turnovers 19 15
Fast Break Pts: 12 23
Biggest Lead: 2 15
Points in the Paint: 58 36
MIN LAL
p Flynn   20 Bryant   22
rb Milicic   12 Gasol   14
a Flynn   6 Bryant   13
s Brewer   4 Bryant   4
b Jefferson   3 3 players   1
 
  • 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 28:16 2-6 0-2 0-0 +5 0 5 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 4
A. Jefferson C-F 30:10 7-15 0-1 0-0 -10 2 7 9 0 5 1 1 3 0 14
D. Milicic C 28:57 8-12 0-0 0-0 -3 5 7 12 3 2 1 1 1 1 16
C. Brewer G-F 32:36 2-9 0-3 2-4 -7 1 2 3 5 3 4 5 0 0 6
J. Flynn G 31:02 8-15 1-3 3-4 +1 0 2 2 6 0 0 5 0 0 20
K. Love   35:40 8-13 1-3 2-2 +1 5 6 11 4 1 0 2 0 0 19
D. Wilkins   11:57 1-4 0-1 1-1 -6 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 3
R. Sessions   16:58 2-7 0-0 0-0 -9 1 3 4 1 2 0 2 0 2 4
W. Ellington   23:11 4-9 2-5 0-0 -8 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 10
R. Hollins   01:13 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
N. Jawai DNP - Coach's Decision
O. Pecherov DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-91 4-18 8-11   14 34 48 22 23 7 19 4 3 96
  46.2% 22.2% 72.7%   team rebs: 3 total to: 19
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 33:45 4-7 1-2 1-2 -7 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 0 1 10
P. Gasol F-C 35:32 7-13 0-0 3-3 +10 5 9 14 4 0 2 2 1 0 17
A. Bynum C 19:50 4-5 0-0 3-4 +12 2 3 5 1 2 0 2 0 1 11
K. Bryant G 33:53 4-11 1-5 13-14 +9 0 4 4 13 3 4 5 0 0 22
D. Fisher G 16:19 0-6 0-3 2-2 +1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2
L. Odom   26:16 6-15 4-6 2-2 0 0 4 4 0 3 0 2 0 2 18
J. Farmar   27:11 4-8 1-5 3-4 +11 0 6 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 12
S. Brown   23:22 3-9 0-2 2-2 +5 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 8
S. Vujacic   08:09 1-3 0-2 0-0 +2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. Powell   09:51 1-4 0-0 0-2 -4 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
D. Mbenga   05:52 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
A. Morrison DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-82 7-25 29-35   13 34 47 24 17 13 15 3 4 104
  41.5% 28.0% 82.9%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Pavlovic, Tucker
  • Lakers: Walton

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Lakers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #23 Jason Phillips, #51 Leroy Richardson
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:11
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-57) Los Angeles Lakers (52-18)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Milicic (Gasol gains possession)
  11:46
[LAL 2-0]
Artest Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Gomes Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:36
[MIN 2-2]
 
  11:21 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:20  
Flynn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  11:16
[MIN 4-2]
 
Gomes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:03  
  10:53 Artest Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:46  
Brewer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:41  
  10:28
[LAL 4-4]
Bynum Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  10:15  
Milicic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:13  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38
[LAL 6-4]
Gasol Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Milicic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  09:22  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:20  
Jefferson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:15
[MIN 6-6]
 
Milicic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:56  
  08:44
[LAL 8-6]
Artest Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  08:32  
  08:13
[LAL 11-6]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  07:59  
  07:53
[LAL 13-6]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:43  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:26
[LAL 15-6]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
  07:16 Bryant Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:05
[MIN 8-15]
 
  06:39 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:37 Artest Tip Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:35  
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:21
[LAL 17-8]
Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST) 
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gomes Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:00  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  06:00  
Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins  06:00  
  05:50 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:49  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  05:36
[MIN 11-17]
 
  05:23 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:21  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  05:11  
Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  05:10  
Flynn Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO)  05:07  
  04:55 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:54  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:32 Bynum Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST)  04:20  
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:17  
  04:17
[LAL 18-11]
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:17 Artest Substitution replaced by Odom 
  04:17
[LAL 19-11]
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Milicic Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:59
[MIN 13-19]
 
  03:39
[LAL 22-13]
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:23 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:13 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:12 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:10
[LAL 24-13]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Flynn Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  03:04
[MIN 15-24]
 
Brewer Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:56  
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:56 Gasol Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  02:56 Fisher Substitution replaced by Artest 
Milicic Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:56  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:56  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:56  
  02:56
[LAL 25-15]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:56
[LAL 26-15]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:38 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:34 Odom Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  02:34 Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:05
[LAL 28-15]
Farmar Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST)  01:45
[MIN 18-28]
 
  01:22 Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
  01:21 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:21  
  01:21 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:21 Team Rebound 
  01:21
[LAL 29-18]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:04  
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  00:58.8
[MIN 20-29]
 
  00:47.2
[LAL 31-20]
Farmar Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Sessions Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:02.9 Odom Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.8  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-57) Los Angeles Lakers (52-18)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  11:43
[MIN 23-31]
 
  11:29 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:28 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:17 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:15 Vujacic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:02 Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK) 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Wilkins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  10:56
[MIN 25-31]
 
  10:56 Vujacic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:56
[MIN 26-31]
 
Wilkins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:48  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Brewer  10:48  
  10:40 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:38  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:28
[LAL 33-26]
Vujacic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:51 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:50  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:32 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:30
[LAL 35-26]
Odom Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  09:26 Farmar Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:26  
Team Rebound  09:26  
  09:26 Odom Substitution replaced by Powell 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:26  
  09:21 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brewer Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:07  
  08:58 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:56  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  08:41
[MIN 28-35]
 
  08:19
[LAL 37-28]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jefferson Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:07
[MIN 30-37]
 
  07:42 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:41 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:39 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:37  
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK)  07:33  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:29  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:29
[MIN 32-37]
 
  07:16
[LAL 39-32]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:00  
Love Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 34-39]
 
  06:44
[LAL 41-34]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (1 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:22
[LAL 43-34]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:19  
  06:19 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  06:19 Farmar Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:01  
Love Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:01
[MIN 36-43]
 
Ellington Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:36  
  05:36 Timeout : Official 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Milicic  05:36  
  05:36
[LAL 44-36]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:36
[LAL 45-36]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Powell Violation:Defensive Goaltending  05:29  
Milicic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST)  05:29
[MIN 38-45]
 
  05:19
[LAL 47-38]
Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST) 
  05:05 Bynum Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  05:05  
Love Substitution replaced by Hollins  05:04  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:51  
  04:51
[LAL 48-38]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:51
[LAL 49-38]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  04:36  
  04:16 Powell Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:54 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hollins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:51  
  03:51
[LAL 50-38]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:51 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Artest 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  03:51  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Gomes  03:51  
  03:51
[LAL 51-38]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST)  03:34  
  03:20 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Milicic (1 ST) 
  03:19 Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:19
[MIN 39-51]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:19
[MIN 40-51]
 
  03:09 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:07  
Flynn Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:51
[MIN 42-51]
 
  02:44 Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:41  
Love Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  02:39
[MIN 44-51]
 
  02:39 Powell Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:39 Brown Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  02:39 Powell Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:39  
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  02:39
[MIN 45-51]
 
  02:14
[LAL 54-45]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  01:55
[MIN 47-54]
 
  01:44 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Artest (2 ST)  01:34  
  01:30
[LAL 56-47]
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (9 AST) 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:30  
  01:30
[LAL 57-47]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST)  01:13
[MIN 49-57]
 
  00:58.1 Bynum Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:58.1 Bynum Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Flynn Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  00:42.5  
  00:30.9 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:27.9  
Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (2 ST)  00:21.9  
Ellington Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:20.3  
  00:20.3
[LAL 58-49]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:20.3 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  00:20.3
[LAL 59-49]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  00:00.9  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.8 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:00.5 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-57) Los Angeles Lakers (52-18)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Brewer Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  11:48  
  11:46 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:36 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Milicic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (2 ST)  11:25  
  11:19
[LAL 61-49]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Milicic Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  11:01
[MIN 51-61]
 
  10:47 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:46  
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:31
[MIN 53-61]
 
  10:15
[LAL 63-53]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
  10:09 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  10:09 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  09:59  
Milicic Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  09:58  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Milicic (2 AST)  09:53
[MIN 56-63]
 
  09:30 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:27 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:21
[LAL 65-56]
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:13 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:13 Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (3 BLK) 
  09:13 Team Rebound 
  09:06 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  09:05  
Milicic Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST)  08:58
[MIN 58-65]
 
  08:40 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  08:39  
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:15 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:12  
  08:12 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:12 Team Rebound 
  08:12
[LAL 66-58]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:02 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:57 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:54  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:39 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:31 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:28  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:04  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:04
[MIN 60-66]
 
  06:53 Bryant Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:53 Bryant Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  06:53  
Flynn Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:34
[MIN 62-66]
 
  06:15 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  06:14  
Gomes Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:55
[MIN 64-66]
 
  05:33 Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK) 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:32  
Milicic Running Hook Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:18 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:09 Bryant Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:05  
Milicic Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST)  04:49
[MIN 66-66]
 
  04:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:45 Artest Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  04:45 Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:45  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Wilkins  04:45  
  04:33 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
  04:30 Brown Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:30
[MIN 67-66]
 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:30
[MIN 68-66]
 
  04:21
[LAL 68-68]
Gasol Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bryant (10 AST) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Bryant (3 ST)  04:05  
  04:02
[LAL 70-68]
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bryant (11 AST) 
Flynn Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO)  03:44  
  03:33 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:14 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:02 Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:59  
Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST)  02:58  
  02:55
[LAL 72-68]
Farmar Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:54  
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (2 ST)  02:45  
Sessions Foul : Clear Path (1 PF)  02:44  
  02:44
[LAL 73-68]
Farmar Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:44
[LAL 74-68]
Farmar Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:31 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:24
[LAL 76-68]
Odom Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:56 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:54  
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:35  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  01:35  
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:24  
  01:24
[LAL 77-68]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:24
[LAL 78-68]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:58.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  00:48.3 Odom Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:48.3 Odom Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST)  00:36.9  
  00:27.9 Brown Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:20.9 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:04.9 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:03.6 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  00:03.6 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.9  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:40
[LAL 80-68]
Brown Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  11:32 Artest Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:21 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Sessions Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:19  
  11:19 Farmar Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:19 Team Rebound 
  11:19
[LAL 81-68]
Farmar Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Love Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:59
[MIN 70-81]
 
  10:42 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:41  
Milicic Hook Shot: Missed  10:25  
Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:22  
Sessions Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:22
[MIN 72-81]
 
  10:11 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  10:09  
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:00
[MIN 74-81]
 
  09:36 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Love Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:19  
  09:19
[LAL 82-74]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:19
[LAL 83-74]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:03 Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:50 Timeout : Official 
  08:41
[LAL 86-74]
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST) 
Ellington Turnaround Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:23
[MIN 76-86]
 
  08:08
[LAL 89-76]
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mbenga (1 BLK)  07:51  
  07:49 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Gomes Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:47  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  07:47  
  07:47
[LAL 90-76]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:47
[LAL 91-76]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Flynn Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Milicic (3 AST)  07:32
[MIN 78-91]
 
  07:12 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  07:10  
Milicic Hook Shot: Missed  06:49  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  06:47  
Mbenga Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:47  
Milicic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  06:47
[MIN 80-91]
 
  06:33 Mbenga Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:32  
  06:31 Odom Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:18 Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:13 Brown Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:08  
  06:08 Mbenga Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:08 Odom Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  06:08 Brown Substitution replaced by Powell 
  06:08 Mbenga Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  06:08 Bryant Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:53 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  05:37 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:36  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:21  
Milicic Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  05:19  
Milicic Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:19
[MIN 82-91]
 
  05:06
[LAL 93-82]
Artest Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:58  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:58  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:58  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gasol (2 ST)  04:50  
  04:33 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:32  
Love Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:18 Team Rebound 
  04:05 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:04 Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:03 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (4 ST) 
  04:01 Powell Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:01
[MIN 83-93]
 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:01  
  03:56 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:43 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:41  
  03:41 Powell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:41 Team Rebound 
  03:41 Powell Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:39  
Jefferson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST)  03:30
[MIN 85-93]
 
  03:05 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:04  
  03:04
[LAL 94-85]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  03:04 Powell Substitution replaced by Odom 
  03:04
[LAL 95-85]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brewer (5 AST)  02:51
[MIN 87-95]
 
  02:51 Odom Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  02:51
[MIN 88-95]
 
  02:36 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:34  
Gomes Layup Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:59
[LAL 98-88]
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bryant (12 AST) 
Flynn Floating Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:51
[MIN 90-98]
 
Brewer Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:44  
  01:44
[LAL 99-90]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:44
[LAL 100-90]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Bryant (4 ST)  01:37  
  01:20 Artest Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:13
[MIN 92-100]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  00:49.7  
  00:49.7 Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:49.7 Team Rebound 
  00:49.7
[LAL 101-92]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:49.7  
  00:49.7 Farmar Substitution replaced by Brown 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Ellington  00:49.7  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Flynn (5 AST)  00:35.6
[MIN 94-101]
 
  00:17.5
[LAL 104-94]
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bryant (13 AST) 
Love Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Flynn (6 AST)  00:06.2
[MIN 96-104]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSW-LAL Local 10:30 pm ET
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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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