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Notebook: Lakers 104, Timberwolves 91


Dan Arritt, for NBA.com
Posted Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:08 AM - Updated Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:08 AM

THE FACT: Minnesota forward Kevin Love finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds but had no points and one rebound in 10 minutes of the fourth quarter.

THE LEAD: The Lakers returned to action without Kobe Bryant for the second time this season and many expected to see a sudden downturn from a team that was already dealing with a laundry list of injuries. But that message seemed to get lost on its way to L.A., as three Lakers scored at least 20 points to lead the way in an impressive 104-91 victory against the Timberwolves at Staples Center.

QUOTABLE: "They understand the moment and they understand this is their opportunity, and when you have good guys that have good teammates and they pull for each other, anything is possible."
-- Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni

THE STAT: With three points guards out with injuries and Bryant sidelined for at least six weeks with a fractured left kneecap, Xavier Henry played out of his natural position at point guard and finished with 21 points, a career-high four assists and three turnovers (none in the second half).

TURNING POINT: After nine lead changes in the third quarter, Henry scored four consecutive points to give the Lakers the lead for good, 87-83. The Timberwolves drew within a point one last time with 5:09 remaining but that would be their final field goal. Pau Gasol dunked a loose ball on the other end and then picked up another loose ball after Nick Young was stripped and calmly drained a 3-pointer for 95-89 lead with 3:58 remaining. L.A. then closed with a 9-0 run to finish with their biggest lead of the game.

HOT: Gasol finished 10-for-15 from the floor with 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, the second time this season he posted at least 20 points and 12 rebounds. His only glitch was the seven turnovers, including five in the second half. Young was 9-for-14 off the bench with a team-high 25 points and kept the crowd enthused with his unpredictable play, which included five turnovers but none in the second half. Love was solid for three quarters but it was Nikola Pekovic who carried Minnesota down the stretch, scoring 15 of his 22 points after halftime and grabbing eight of his 13 rebounds in that span.

NOT: The month of December continues to be unkind for Minnesota shooting guard Corey Brewer. He missed all eight of his field-goal attempts and finished with five points and three turnovers in 28 minutes. In the last three games, he's a combined 3-for-22 from the floor. Kevin Martin shot 6-for-16 for the Timberwolves, which could explain why the team's second-leading scorer was subbed out for J.J. Barea with 3:35 remaining and Minnesota trailing by four. The Lakers committed 17 turnovers through the first three quarters before giving the ball away just twice in the fourth.

QUOTABLE II: "We knew they were going to play really hard. It's only our fault. They played hard and gave it everything and we didn't step up.
-- Nikola Pekovic

GOOD MOVE: Lakers backup post player Chris Kaman played just once in the last 13 games as a result of back problems and coach Mike D'Antoni's endless search for different combinations. But he was summoned into the game at the 5:29 mark of the first quarter and quickly made his presence known, stuffing Brewer at the rim as he went up for a tomahawk dunk, which led to a lob dunk on the other end by Wes Johnson and a 30-19 lead. Kaman ended up playing 17 minutes, three more than starting forward Jordan Hill, and produced six points, three rebounds and two blocks.

BAD MOVE: Young's night had a little bit of everything, including a hold-your-breath moment in the final seconds of the game. He took a 3-pointer just as the shot clock was about to expire and with about 11 seconds left in the game, but drifted back into the courtside seating area, where he slipped on some leftover beverages from the departed spectators. Young stayed down for about a minute before limping to the sideline. Still, he couldn't contain his wide smile as he reached the bench, which allowed the remaining crowd to let out a sigh of relief.

NOTABLE: Lakers starting guard Jodie Meeks added 17 points, three short of giving the Lakers four 20-point scores in the same game for the first time since 1998. ... The Timberwolves fell to 0-6 when scoring less than 100 points this season. ... The Lakers have now won 23 of their last 24 games against the Timberwolves. ... The Lakers used their 11th different starting lineup this season. ... L.A. was 9-for-9 on fast-break opportunities, scoring 19 points.

UP NEXT: For the Lakers, Saturday @ Golden State, Monday @ Phoenix, Wednesday vs. Miami. For the Timberwolves, Sunday @ L.A. Clippers, Friday vs. Washington, Saturday @ Milwaukee.

MIN
LAL
     
    • 34.7%

    • 53.8%

    • 22.7%

    • 36.8%

    • 80.0%

    • 86.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAL
Total Rebounds 49 43
Offensive Rebounds 22 7
Turnovers 16 19
Fast Break Pts: 11 19
Biggest Lead: 4 13
Points in the Paint: 46 50
MIN LAL
p Love   25 Young   25
rb 2 players   13 Gasol   13
a Rubio   7 Gasol   8
s Mbah a Moute   3 Henry   3
b 2 players   1 3 players   2
 
  • 11/10 - MIN 113 @ LAL 90
  • 12/20 - MIN 91 @ LAL 104
  • 02/04 - LAL 99 @ MIN 109
  • 03/28 - LAL 107 @ MIN 143
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 27:33 0-7 0-3 5-6 -8 1 2 3 3 2 1 3 0 2 5
K. Love F 41:59 9-18 2-7 5-5 -8 4 9 13 3 2 0 0 1 2 25
N. Pekovic C 35:24 7-18 0-0 8-12 -15 10 3 13 1 3 2 3 0 3 22
K. Martin G 29:35 6-17 0-2 2-2 -3 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 14
R. Rubio G 31:03 3-8 0-1 0-0 -7 1 5 6 7 3 1 3 0 0 6
A. Shved   15:00 1-7 1-4 0-0 -1 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 3
L. Mbah a Moute   20:27 2-3 0-0 0-0 -5 0 2 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 4
D. Cunningham   18:15 2-7 0-0 0-0 -3 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
J. Barea   20:22 3-9 2-5 0-0 -15 0 3 3 2 1 1 4 0 0 8
A.J. Price   00:11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Dieng   00:11 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Hummel DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Muhammad DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-95 5-22 20-25   22 27 49 21 16 10 16 2 9 91
  34.7% 22.7% 80.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 17
Los Angeles Lakers (13-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Johnson F 30:22 3-8 0-3 0-0 +1 0 4 4 5 3 2 2 1 0 6
J. Hill F 13:42 2-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 4
P. Gasol C 32:57 10-15 1-1 0-0 +10 6 7 13 8 3 1 7 2 0 21
J. Meeks G 42:20 6-10 1-5 4-4 +12 0 3 3 4 2 1 2 0 0 17
X. Henry G 41:54 8-19 1-3 4-6 +11 0 4 4 4 1 3 3 0 2 21
C. Kaman   16:24 3-6 0-0 0-0 +5 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 6
N. Young   31:14 9-14 4-6 3-3 +12 0 3 3 4 2 0 5 0 0 25
R. Sacre   11:10 1-3 0-0 0-0 -1 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 2 0 2
S. Williams   19:57 0-1 0-1 2-2 +18 1 8 9 1 2 0 0 1 0 2
S. Blake DND - Torn ulnar collateral ligament
J. Farmar DND - Left hamstring tear
R. Kelly DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Marshall DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-78 7-19 13-15   7 36 43 27 19 7 19 9 2 104
  53.8% 36.8% 86.7%   team rebs: 3 total to: 19

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Turiaf
  • Lakers: Bryant, Nash

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Lakers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #79 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:23
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-15) Los Angeles Lakers (14-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs Pekovic (Henry gains possession)
  11:39 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:38  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  11:28  
  11:26 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23
[LAL 2-0]
Henry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  11:17  
  11:15 Meeks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:00
[LAL 4-0]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  10:45  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:43  
Love Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:40
[MIN 2-4]
 
  10:23 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:22  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:05 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:04  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  09:59
[MIN 4-4]
 
  09:42
[LAL 6-4]
Henry Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
  09:23 Hill Violation:Kicked Ball 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
Team Rebound  09:09  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:09  
  08:48
[LAL 8-4]
Meeks Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  08:33
[MIN 6-8]
 
  08:23 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:22  
  08:12 Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:12
[MIN 7-8]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:12
[MIN 8-8]
 
  08:00
[LAL 11-8]
Henry 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  07:46
[MIN 10-11]
 
  07:31
[LAL 13-10]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:00 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:59  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:47  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42
[LAL 15-10]
Meeks Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Henry (1 AST) 
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  06:16
[MIN 12-15]
 
  06:00
[LAL 17-12]
Hill Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  05:33
[MIN 14-17]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:19  
  05:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:19 Hill Substitution replaced by Kaman 
  05:19 Meeks Substitution replaced by Young 
  05:19
[LAL 18-14]
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:19
[LAL 19-14]
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  05:07  
  05:03
[LAL 21-14]
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Henry (1 ST)  04:47  
  04:41
[LAL 23-14]
Kaman Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:18 Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:08 Henry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:07  
  04:00 Henry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:00
[MIN 15-23]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:00
[MIN 16-23]
 
  03:43
[LAL 25-16]
Henry Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:19
[MIN 19-25]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:10  
  03:02
[LAL 28-19]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:43  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:34 Young Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (1 BLK)  02:28  
  02:25 Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:21
[LAL 30-19]
Johnson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:13  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Shved  02:13  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  02:13  
Martin Substitution replaced by Cunningham  02:13  
  02:13 Gasol Substitution replaced by Meeks 
  02:13 Henry Substitution replaced by Sacre 
Love Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  02:04
[MIN 21-30]
 
  01:46 Kaman Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:42  
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  01:35  
  01:31 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  01:31  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:10 Sacre Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:09  
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  01:00
[MIN 24-30]
 
Mbah a Moute Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:44.8  
  00:44.8
[LAL 31-24]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:44.8
[LAL 32-24]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:31.9  
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:31.9
[MIN 26-32]
 
  00:28.6
[LAL 35-26]
Meeks 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.8  
  00:03.8 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:01.9 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-15) Los Angeles Lakers (14-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Barea Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:49
[MIN 28-35]
 
  11:36 Young Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 Sacre Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:22 Henry Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:21  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:12 Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:58 Young Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Sacre Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:26
[LAL 37-28]
Young Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  10:15 Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:15
[MIN 29-37]
 
  10:15 Kaman Substitution replaced by Williams 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:15
[MIN 30-37]
 
  10:01 Young Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (1 ST) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST)  09:51
[MIN 32-37]
 
  09:34 Meeks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:26  
Shved Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:15  
  09:15 Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:15 Team Rebound 
Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic  09:15  
  09:15
[LAL 38-32]
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:54  
Shved Tip Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Sacre Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:42 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:41  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:16
[LAL 40-32]
Sacre Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Meeks (1 AST) 
  07:53 Sacre Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:53  
  07:53 Sacre Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:53
[MIN 33-40]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:37
[LAL 42-33]
Gasol Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:22  
  07:07 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:05  
Shved Layup Shot: Missed  06:47  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:45  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:41 Henry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Pekovic Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:28  
Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:28  
  06:19
[LAL 44-33]
Young Step Back Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Henry (2 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST)  06:01
[MIN 36-44]
 
  05:46 Henry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Martin  05:46  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:46  
Shved Substitution replaced by Love  05:46  
Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio  05:46  
  05:46 Young Substitution replaced by Hill 
  05:46 Williams Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  05:28
[MIN 38-44]
 
  05:16 Henry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed  05:06  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:04  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:04
[MIN 40-44]
 
  04:44
[LAL 46-40]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (6 AST) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  04:27
[MIN 42-46]
 
  04:14 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:00 Hill Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:51 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:30 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:29  
Martin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  03:23  
  03:05 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:04  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  02:58  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:56  
  02:56 Meeks Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  02:49
[MIN 45-46]
 
  02:33 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:32  
  02:29 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:29
[MIN 46-46]
 
  02:29 Hill Substitution replaced by Young 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:29
[MIN 47-46]
 
  02:18 Young Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Brewer Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  02:09  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:07  
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Henry (2 ST)  02:01  
  01:48 Gasol Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  01:35 Gasol Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:35
[MIN 48-46]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:35
[MIN 49-46]
 
  01:28 Team Timeout : Short 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:19  
  01:19
[LAL 47-49]
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:19 Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:17  
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  00:58.7
[MIN 51-47]
 
  00:53.9
[LAL 49-51]
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Meeks (2 AST) 
  00:38.8 Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:38.8
[MIN 52-49]
 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:38.8  
  00:38.8 Johnson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:38.8
[MIN 53-49]
 
  00:25.9 Meeks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:24.4 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:22.4
[LAL 51-53]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.8 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-15) Los Angeles Lakers (14-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Meeks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:21
[LAL 53-53]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  11:07  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:06  
Martin Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:06
[MIN 55-53]
 
  10:49 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:48  
Brewer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  10:31  
  10:16
[LAL 55-55]
Hill Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (7 AST) 
Pekovic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  09:55
[MIN 57-55]
 
Pekovic Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:41  
  09:36 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:19
[LAL 57-57]
Meeks Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:19  
  09:19
[LAL 58-57]
Meeks Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Martin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  09:11
[MIN 59-58]
 
  08:58 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Henry (3 ST)  08:44  
Martin Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  08:42  
Martin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:29  
  08:29
[LAL 59-59]
Meeks Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:29
[LAL 60-59]
Meeks Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:16  
  08:16 Hill Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:16
[MIN 60-60]
 
  08:16 Hill Substitution replaced by Kaman 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:16
[MIN 61-60]
 
  08:03
[LAL 62-61]
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (8 AST) 
Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  07:52
[MIN 63-62]
 
  07:41
[LAL 64-63]
Henry Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
  07:27 Kaman Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:27
[MIN 64-64]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Kaman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:17
[LAL 66-64]
Henry Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:52 Meeks Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  06:52 Meeks Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Meeks (1 ST)  06:37  
  06:34
[LAL 68-64]
Meeks Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Henry (3 AST) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  06:34  
  06:34
[LAL 69-64]
Meeks Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
  06:21 Gasol Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:09 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:01
[LAL 71-64]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Rubio Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:46
[MIN 66-71]
 
  05:33 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:32  
Love Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  05:23
[MIN 68-71]
 
  05:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:23 Meeks Substitution replaced by Young 
  05:08 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST) 
Rubio Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  05:01  
  04:43 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:42  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  04:34
[MIN 70-71]
 
  04:16 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:14  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:00 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:51
[LAL 73-70]
Kaman Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:32
[MIN 72-73]
 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  03:15  
  03:09 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:08 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:58 Kaman Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:56 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:56 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:55  
Love Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST)  02:49
[MIN 74-73]
 
  02:49 Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 Gasol Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:49 Henry Substitution replaced by Meeks 
Martin Substitution replaced by Shved  02:49  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  02:49  
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS)  02:49
[MIN 75-73]
 
  02:37
[LAL 76-75]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Meeks (3 AST) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:37  
  02:37
[LAL 77-75]
Young Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:10
[LAL 79-75]
Johnson Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Young (3 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:31 Kaman Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:30  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:09  
  01:05 Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:05  
Team Rebound  01:05  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:05
[MIN 76-79]
 
  00:53.3
[LAL 81-76]
Young Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Meeks (4 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:35.9  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (2 BLK)  00:23.9  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:21.9  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:17.9  
Barea Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:00.6 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Young Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  11:37  
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:19
[MIN 79-81]
 
  11:02 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:01  
Mbah a Moute Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  10:56  
Mbah a Moute Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:56  
  10:56 Kaman Substitution replaced by Sacre 
  10:56 Johnson Substitution replaced by Henry 
  10:34 Henry 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Shved (1 BLK) 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:33  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:26 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:21
[LAL 83-79]
Meeks Driving Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Henry (4 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  09:58
[MIN 81-83]
 
  09:47 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:47  
  09:47 Sacre Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:15 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  09:14  
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  09:08
[MIN 83-83]
 
  08:46
[LAL 85-83]
Henry Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Sacre (1 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:35  
Shved Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Team Rebound 
  08:27  
Love Substitution replaced by Martin  08:27  
Shved Substitution replaced by Pekovic  08:27  
  08:11
[LAL 87-83]
Henry Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sacre (1 BLK)  07:51  
  07:49 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:42 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:41  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Meeks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:09 Sacre Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:09  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sacre (2 BLK)  06:49  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  06:47  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:46
[MIN 85-87]
 
  06:33
[LAL 90-85]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:06 Team Rebound 
  06:06 Sacre Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love  06:06  
  05:56 Henry Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:53 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  05:49 Meeks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:48  
Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio  05:48  
Rubio Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:29  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  05:27  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed  05:27  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  05:26  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:26
[MIN 87-90]
 
  05:14 Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (2 ST) 
Mbah a Moute Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:10
[MIN 89-90]
 
  05:10 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:58 Meeks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:56 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:44 Henry Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
  04:42 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  04:42
[LAL 92-89]
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:58
[LAL 95-89]
Gasol 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  03:37  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:8 Def:3)  03:36  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed  03:36  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:9 Def:3)  03:36  
  03:36 Gasol Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  03:36
[MIN 90-95]
 
Martin Substitution replaced by Barea  03:36  
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  03:36
[MIN 91-95]
 
  03:18
[LAL 97-91]
Gasol Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  02:51  
Team Rebound  02:51  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:51 Jump Ball Gasol vs Pekovic (Barea gains possession) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:27 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (3 ST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
Team Rebound  02:10  
  02:10 Jump Ball Gasol vs Pekovic (Barea gains possession) 
Barea Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  02:10  
Barea Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:08  
  01:59
[LAL 100-91]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:59  
Pekovic Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:50  
Love Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  01:50  
Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:38  
  01:38
[LAL 101-91]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:38
[LAL 102-91]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  01:29  
  01:17
[LAL 104-91]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Young (4 AST) 
  01:13 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  01:05  
Team Rebound  01:05  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:10 Def:3)  01:02  
  01:02 Williams Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:02  
Team Rebound  01:02  
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:02  
  01:00 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  00:38.9 Meeks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:37.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  00:14.9 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:14.3  
  00:11.1 Henry Violation:Kicked Ball 
Love Substitution replaced by Price  00:11.1  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Shved  00:11.1  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Dieng  00:11.1  
  00:11.1 Young Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
End of 4th Quarter
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27
55
3-7
14-27
13-28
 
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