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Lakers knock off Wolves, clinch top seed in the West


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday April 10, 2010 12:11AM

MINNEAPOLIS (NBA.com exclusive) -- The carpet was soaked and the walls sticky, the remnants of a raucous locker-room celebration, as the Lakers dressed in the visitors' locker room Friday at Target Center, shortly after clinching the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 97-88 victory over the Timberwolves.

Champagne all around for wrapping up home-court advantage? Not even close -- the mess was two days old, a leftover from the Warriors' carousal for Don Nelson's record-breaking victory on Wednesday. As the Lakers made clear, playoff seeding barely registers among their much-loftier goals, and certainly doesn't rate an observance more elaborate than a slap on the back.

"We're happy to get (the No. 1 seed), but it was a matter of time," said Pau Gasol, who shredded Minnesota's defense for 29 points on just 17 shots. "It's something we wanted, but we don't want to relax. We're going to keep playing hard in the rest of our games."

Well, unless they need to nurse injuries. Kobe Bryant sat out for the second straight game, choosing to give his aching knees a break before the games turn far more serious in another week, and Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he would let Bryant decide whether he will play any of the Lakers' final three games. Even without their leader, though, the Lakers appeared to toy with the Wolves for much of the night, particularly in the first half.

Minnesota managed only 34 points by halftime, and trailed by 18 at the break. The Lakers almost appeared to be scrimmaging much of the time, throwing behind-the-back passes and trying impromptu alley-oop plays, including one Luke Walton-to-Jordan Farmar connection that caught the Wolves napping.

But Minnesota, which lost for the 26th time in its last 28 games, showed a spark in the second half, battling back to pull within four points with five minutes to play.

"Our starters didn't come out with the right attitude in the second half. They tried to do it individually instead of working together," said Jackson, whose team has posted the West's best record for three straight seasons. "It got us in dutch."

Not for long, actually. Every time Minnesota got within four, the Lakers perked up enough to keep the Wolves at arm's length. One time it was a Gasol put-back dunk, another time a smooth 15-foot jumper by Lamar Odom. "We didn't want them to make that run, but we weren't executing very well," Gasol said. "But we got some stops when we had to, and that's how you win."

Here's another way: Work the ball inside down the stretch. The Wolves were without their leading scorer, too -- Al Jefferson missed his second straight game to be with a family member who is in the hospital -- and his absence left Minnesota feeling undersized in the middle. The Wolves played a physical style and tried to hold their ground, with center Ryan Hollins once catching Gasol in the head with an elbow. "It was a nice hit," said Gasol, who collected 15 rebounds on the night. "I was dizzy for awhile, but it kind of went away."

Odom and Gasol never did, though, combining to make five of six shots in the fourth quarter, while Wolves big men Darko Milicic and Kevin Love combined to go 1-for-4.

Good thing Odom, who finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds, stepped up, too, because his coach didn't like what he was seeing from the power forward most of the night. "No, I didn't. At the end of the game he made some shots and did the right thing. But he didn't play with the attitude I like to see -- the lively, joyful attitude," Jackson said. "He played like a grumpy old man out there."

But no matter. The game may have been close, but the Lakers' 11th straight victory over the Wolves was never seriously in doubt. And now the Lakers can focus on something worth celebrating: Defending their NBA championship.

"I'm happy about being up there at the top, knowing that we're the ones that stand there," Jackson said. "But it doesn't guarantee you anything but an extra game. For the owners, it's a pretty good deal. And that's important, too."

Lakers
Timberwolves
     
    • 44.2%

    • 42.7%

    • 31.8%

    • 30.4%

    • 77.8%

    • 55.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL MIN
Total Rebounds 5 11
Offensive Rebounds 17 15
Turnovers 12 16
Fast Break Pts: 9 2
Biggest Lead: 18 6
Points in the Paint: 38 38
LAL MIN
p Gasol   29 Flynn   19
rb Gasol   15 Love   18
a Farmar   5 Gomes   6
s Farmar   3 Brewer   3
b Gasol   4 Milicic   3
 
  • 11/09 - MIN @ LAL
  • 11/19 - LAL @ MIN
  • 03/01 - LAL @ MIN
  • 03/18 - MIN @ LAL
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 26:54 4-10 1-5 2-2 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 11
L. Odom F 28:43 6-13 1-3 0-2 +2 4 8 12 3 4 1 1 0 0 13
P. Gasol F-C 34:23 11-17 0-0 7-8 +6 7 8 15 4 3 0 4 4 2 29
S. Brown G 33:48 4-10 2-4 1-2 +6 0 4 4 0 1 2 3 1 0 11
D. Fisher G 19:44 0-5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0
J. Farmar   28:16 4-9 3-6 2-2 +9 1 3 4 5 1 3 0 0 0 13
L. Walton   18:50 0-3 0-1 0-0 +3 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
S. Vujacic   14:12 3-6 0-1 1-1 +3 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 7
D. Mbenga   13:37 5-7 0-0 1-1 +3 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 11
J. Powell   19:17 0-4 0-0 0-0 +7 0 4 4 1 1 0 2 2 1 0
A. Morrison   02:16 1-2 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
K. Bryant DND - Right Knee Swelling
Total   240 38-86 7-22 14-18   17 29 46 21 15 9 12 9 3 97
  44.2% 31.8% 77.8%   team rebs: 5 total to: 12
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 38:34 7-16 0-5 1-2 -9 2 5 7 6 2 1 1 0 1 15
K. Love F-C 39:08 5-13 1-5 1-2 -14 5 13 18 3 4 2 4 0 3 12
D. Milicic C 39:00 5-11 0-0 3-5 +7 4 5 9 5 3 0 3 3 0 13
C. Brewer G-F 29:59 2-10 0-3 0-0 -4 0 1 1 2 3 3 2 0 2 4
J. Flynn G 28:07 7-13 5-8 0-0 -5 0 2 2 4 0 0 4 0 0 19
R. Hollins   10:09 2-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 4
D. Wilkins   14:04 1-3 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
R. Sessions   19:53 8-16 0-0 0-0 -4 3 2 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 16
W. Ellington   18:01 1-4 1-2 0-0 -5 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
S. Pavlovic   03:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Cardinal DNP - Coach's Decision
O. Pecherov DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-89 7-23 5-9   15 30 45 24 19 7 16 3 9 88
  42.7% 30.4% 55.6%   team rebs: 11 total to: 16

inactive

  • Lakers: Bynum
  • Timberwolves: Jawai, Jefferson

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #56 Mark Ayotte, #51 Leroy Richardson
  • Attendance: 20200
  • Duration: 2:8
Los Angeles Lakers (56-23) Minnesota Timberwolves (15-64)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Milicic vs Gasol (Fisher gains possession)
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Team Rebound 
  11:16
[MIN 3-0]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41
[MIN 5-0]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:23  
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:10
[LAL 2-5]
 
  09:50
[MIN 8-2]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gomes (1 AST) 
Brown Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:16 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:15  
Brown Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST)  09:04
[LAL 4-8]
 
Artest Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:53  
  08:53
[MIN 9-4]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:53 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:52  
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST)  08:33
[LAL 6-9]
 
  08:19
[MIN 11-6]
Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  08:13  
  08:10 Brewer Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:10  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:38 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST) 
Brown Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  07:34
[LAL 8-11]
 
  07:16 Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:15  
Odom Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  06:56
[LAL 10-11]
 
  06:42 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:41  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:26 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:17 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:16 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:12
[MIN 13-10]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  05:59
[LAL 13-13]
 
  05:39 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:38  
  05:26 Love Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:26 Milicic Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  05:13
[LAL 16-13]
 
  04:54 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:53  
  04:45 Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:45
[LAL 17-13]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:45
[LAL 18-13]
 
  04:30 Flynn Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:11 Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  04:11 Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:11  
Team Rebound  04:11  
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  04:11  
  04:11 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:11
[LAL 19-13]
 
  03:58 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:57  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:48 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:40
[MIN 15-19]
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Artest Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:22
[LAL 21-15]
 
  03:08 Wilkins Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:08 Wilkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Artest Substitution replaced by Walton  03:08  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  02:54  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:53  
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:41 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  02:41 Love Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hollins (1 ST)  02:38  
  02:24 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:23  
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  02:09  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:08  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK)  02:05  
Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:04  
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (2 BLK)  01:47  
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:45  
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:28
[MIN 17-21]
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:04  
  01:04 Milicic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brown Substitution replaced by Vujacic  01:04  
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:04  
Team Rebound  01:04  
Gasol Substitution replaced by Mbenga  01:04  
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:48.9 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:47.9 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Odom Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:37.7  
  00:22.9 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:21.9  
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.8 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.8 Wilkins Running Bank shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (56-23) Minnesota Timberwolves (15-64)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Hollins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mbenga (1 BLK) 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:48  
Mbenga Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:35
[LAL 23-17]
 
  11:11 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:10 Team Rebound 
  11:03 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:02 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:56
[MIN 19-23]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Farmar Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST)  10:42
[LAL 25-19]
 
  10:20 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:18 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:18 Sessions Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:17  
  10:17 Hollins Substitution replaced by Love 
Powell Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (3 BLK)  10:01  
Vujacic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:59  
Vujacic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:54
[LAL 27-19]
 
Mbenga Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:38  
  09:29
[MIN 21-27]
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST) 
  09:16 Sessions Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  09:16  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Walton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:55  
  08:55 Ellington Substitution replaced by Gomes 
  08:55 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  08:55 Milicic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:55 Team Rebound 
  08:55 Milicic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:53  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  08:38  
Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:37  
Mbenga Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:37
[LAL 29-21]
 
Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:27  
  08:21 Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST) 
  08:18 Sessions Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Farmar Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:18
[LAL 30-21]
 
  08:18 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
Farmar Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:18
[LAL 31-21]
 
  08:04 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:03  
Walton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:34
[MIN 24-31]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Vujacic Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:17
[LAL 33-24]
 
  06:59 Milicic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Farmar (2 ST) 
Powell Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:55  
Powell Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:55  
  06:37
[MIN 26-33]
Gomes Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  06:23  
  06:13 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:12  
Farmar Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:55 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:54  
Vujacic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST)  05:51
[LAL 35-26]
 
  05:51 Brewer Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher  05:51  
Walton Substitution replaced by Artest  05:51  
Mbenga Substitution replaced by Gasol  05:51  
  05:51 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Vujacic Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  05:51
[LAL 36-26]
 
  05:33 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Vujacic (1 ST) 
  05:16 Milicic Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Vujacic Substitution replaced by Brown  05:16  
  05:16 Milicic Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Gasol Running Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST)  05:08
[LAL 38-26]
 
  04:49
[MIN 28-38]
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gomes (2 AST) 
Artest Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:31
[LAL 40-28]
 
  04:26 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST) 
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST)  04:22
[LAL 42-28]
 
  04:13 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:05
[MIN 30-42]
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:47  
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:22
[MIN 32-42]
Hollins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
Powell Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:57  
Gasol Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:57
[LAL 44-32]
 
  02:42 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK) 
  02:41 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:40
[MIN 34-44]
Love Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Fisher Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:23 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:16 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST) 
  02:16 Hollins Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:16  
Artest Substitution replaced by Morrison  02:16  
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  02:16  
Powell Substitution replaced by Odom  02:16  
  02:16 Hollins Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:16
[LAL 45-34]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:16
[LAL 46-34]
 
  02:04 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:02  
Morrison Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:50  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  01:38
[LAL 49-34]
 
  01:19 Wilkins Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:18  
Farmar Layup Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:03 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:02  
Morrison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST)  00:50.1
[LAL 51-34]
 
  00:29.6 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  00:28.9  
  00:05.3 Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:05.3
[LAL 52-34]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:05.3  
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:04.8  
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.5 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  00:00.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (56-23) Minnesota Timberwolves (15-64)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Brewer Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Team Rebound 
  11:30
[MIN 36-52]
Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST)  11:10  
  11:06
[MIN 38-52]
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST) 
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:28 Gasol Violation:Kicked Ball 
  10:20
[MIN 41-52]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  09:53 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:52 Milicic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:52 Milicic Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:51 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  09:51
[MIN 43-52]
Milicic Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST)  09:37
[LAL 54-43]
 
  09:25 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  09:20  
Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  09:18  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  09:17
[LAL 56-43]
 
  09:01 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:00  
Odom Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:55
[LAL 58-43]
 
  08:34
[MIN 46-58]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Gomes (3 AST) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:01 Gomes Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:00 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  08:00
[MIN 48-58]
Love Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:41 Team Rebound 
  07:25 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:25  
Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST)  07:14  
Odom Foul : Personal (4 PF)  07:10  
  06:57
[MIN 50-58]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST) 
Odom Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:41
[LAL 60-50]
 
Odom Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:29  
  06:20
[MIN 52-60]
Love Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Milicic (2 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:59 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  05:45 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:44  
Artest Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST)  05:37
[LAL 62-52]
 
  05:19 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:19  
Brown Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  05:08  
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:08 Love Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
  04:58 Flynn Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:36 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:35 Milicic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:31
[MIN 55-62]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Milicic (3 AST) 
  04:27 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  04:07
[LAL 65-55]
 
  03:42 Flynn Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Team Rebound 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  03:40  
  03:37
[MIN 57-65]
Gomes Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:09  
  03:09 Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:09 Team Rebound 
Odom Substitution replaced by Powell  03:09  
Artest Substitution replaced by Walton  03:09  
  03:09 Milicic Substitution replaced by Love 
  03:09
[MIN 58-65]
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Farmar (3 AST)  02:54
[LAL 67-58]
 
  02:39 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:38 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  02:37 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK) 
  02:35 Gomes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:23 Gomes Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
Gasol Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:21  
  02:11 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:10  
  02:10 Love Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  02:10 Gomes Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST)  01:58
[LAL 70-58]
 
  01:32 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK) 
  01:31 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  01:30
[MIN 60-70]
Love Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Brown Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:21  
Brown Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:21  
  01:07
[MIN 62-70]
Flynn Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:51.0
[LAL 72-62]
 
  00:39.9 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Brown (2 ST) 
  00:35.6 Brewer Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:35.6
[LAL 73-62]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:35.6
[LAL 74-62]
 
  00:24.5
[MIN 64-74]
Milicic Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:24.5  
  00:24.5
[MIN 65-74]
Milicic Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.1  
Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  00:01.3  
Gasol Tip Shot: Missed  00:01.3  
  00:00.3 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:11) 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Powell Illegal Screen Turnover : (2 TO)  11:51  
  11:40
[MIN 67-74]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gomes (4 AST) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (1 AST)  11:25
[LAL 77-67]
 
  11:15 Ellington Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:15 Ellington Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Walton Jump Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:49 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Team Rebound 
Mbenga Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:48  
  10:42 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:41  
Mbenga Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:25 Gomes Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:10
[MIN 70-77]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST) 
Walton Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  09:47  
Mbenga Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:47  
Mbenga Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:45
[LAL 79-70]
 
  09:33
[MIN 72-79]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gomes (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:31  
  09:31 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Love 
Mbenga Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST)  09:20
[LAL 81-72]
 
  09:20 Love Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Mbenga Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  09:20
[LAL 82-72]
 
  09:06 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:05  
Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:49 Milicic Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  08:42 Gomes Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Mbenga Running Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (2 AST)  08:26
[LAL 84-72]
 
  08:07
[MIN 74-84]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:12) 
  07:24 Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Farmar (3 ST) 
  07:21 Milicic Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:08 Milicic Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  06:51
[MIN 76-84]
Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gomes (6 AST) 
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:31 Gomes Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:17 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Powell (2 BLK) 
  06:15 Sessions Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:13
[MIN 78-84]
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Mbenga Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Milicic Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  05:40 Gomes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mbenga (2 BLK) 
Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:38  
  05:36 Sessions Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  05:36  
Walton Substitution replaced by Odom  05:36  
Vujacic Substitution replaced by Artest  05:36  
Mbenga Substitution replaced by Gasol  05:36  
Powell Substitution replaced by Brown  05:36  
  05:36 Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 Team Rebound 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:14  
  05:14
[MIN 79-84]
Milicic Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  05:14
[MIN 80-84]
Milicic Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  04:50  
Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:5)  04:49  
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS)  04:48
[LAL 86-80]
 
  04:28 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK) 
  04:27 Sessions Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:25 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:24  
  04:24 Love Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Gasol Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  04:12  
  04:01 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:6)  04:01  
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  03:41  
  03:25
[MIN 82-86]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:10  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:13) 
Artest Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:03  
  02:51 Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  02:50  
Odom Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:42
[LAL 88-82]
 
  02:23
[MIN 84-88]
Gomes Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Milicic (4 AST) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST)  02:05  
  02:04 Brewer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:04  
  02:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:59 Gomes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:59
[LAL 89-84]
 
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:59
[LAL 90-84]
 
  01:39 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (4 BLK) 
Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  01:37  
Gasol Jump Hook Shot: Made (29 PTS)  01:20
[LAL 92-84]
 
  01:11
[MIN 86-92]
Sessions Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:49.5  
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Farmar (4 AST)  00:32.8
[LAL 95-86]
 
  00:32.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:29.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:8)  00:28.9  
Odom Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Farmar (5 AST)  00:18.9
[LAL 97-86]
 
  00:07.7
[MIN 88-97]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Milicic (5 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- KCAL-LAL Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4

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