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Kobe scores 38, Lakers beat Wolves 119-115 to end 10-gm skid


By GREG BEACHAM
Posted Feb 03 2016 11:09AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant has lifted the Los Angeles Lakers onto his shoulders countless times over the past two decades, and he rarely flinches under the weight.

Even during a demoralizing losing streak in his farewell season, the 37-year-old superstar summoned his skills to carry the team one more time.

"You've seen it for 20 damn years," Bryant said with a shrug. "What do you expect?"

Bryant hit seven 3-pointers while scoring a season-high 38 points, and the Lakers snapped their 10-game skid with a 119-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

With Bryant scoring 14 of their 18 points in the final 5:02, the Lakers avoided the longest losing streak in the 16-time champion franchise's history despite blowing a 16-point lead in the second half. Los Angeles had lost 10 straight for the first time since 1994, and Bryant's vintage performance made sure the record stayed shared.

"You lose 10 straight, that's enough (embarrassment) as it is," Bryant said. "You still don't want to be the team that's one away (from the record)."

Bryant hit repeatedly from the perimeter in the Lakers' first win since Jan. 12, evoking memories of the best years for the third-leading scorer in NBA history.

After Minnesota took the lead in the waning minutes, Bryant put the Lakers back ahead with dramatic, back-to-back 3s. He also drained a 19-footer with 26 seconds left to put them up 113-110 before making six free throws in the last 16.7 seconds.

"I appreciate the fact that he's out there competing like he has for 20 years," Lakers coach Byron Scott said. "His body can't do it like he used to, but his mind is still as sharp as a tack. He still has that will, and I marvel at that."

Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points and led an impressive second-half surge by the Timberwolves, who have lost five straight and 16 of 18. Gorgui Dieng scored 19 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 14 points and nine rebounds.

"Kobe just started making shots," said Minnesota coach Sam Mitchell, a still-frustrated participant in Bryant's 81-point game against Toronto in 2006. "I hate him. If I don't ever see him again, it won't be too soon. He doesn't score too many points now, so everybody thinks he's done and all that. He's not the same Kobe, and he'll tell you that. But there are nights when he's feeling good."

Wiggins committed a turnover with 17 seconds left after Bryant's big jumper, and Bryant salted away the game at the line amid countless chants of his name from nostalgic fans.

Lou Williams scored 20 points and rookie D'Angelo Russell had 18 for the Lakers.

NO HATE

Bryant laughed when told Mitchell said he "hates" him. They shared a warm conversation in the hallway postgame.

"Thank you for the hate," Bryant said. "Truly, I love that."

NO KOBE FOR KG

The Timberwolves played without injured Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Garnett, whose sore right knee robbed him of his last chance to suit up against Bryant during their two parallel decades in the NBA. The Lakers met Garnett's Celtics in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals.

BAD START

Los Angeles roared to a 16-point lead while scoring a season-high 39 points in the second quarter. The surge was led by Bryant and Russell, who was chosen right behind Towns last summer with the No. 2 pick in the draft.

"We didn't lose this game at the end of the game," said Ricky Rubio, who had 10 points and 15 assists. "We lost it in the first two quarters. We didn't show up in the first half. In the second half we tried to come back, but we're just not who we want to be.

"I don't know. It's painful. It's painful to see us losing so many games."

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: Before the game, Garnett voiced support for Mitchell, saying he sees progress from the struggling club's youngsters. ... Martin missed his fifth straight game with a right wrist injury.

Lakers: Rookie forward Larry Nance Jr. has been shut down until after the All-Star break to give his sore right knee more time to rest. The Lakers have four more games before their eight-day break. ... Los Angeles Rams greats Eric Dickerson and Vince Ferragamo watched the game from a luxury suite.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: At the Clippers on Wednesday.

Lakers: At the Pelicans on Thursday.


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MIN
LAL
     
    • 57.5%

    • 50.0%

    • 23.5%

    • 46.2%

    • 76.0%

    • 77.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAL
Total Rebounds 33 31
Offensive Rebounds 8 7
Turnovers 15 9
Fast Break Pts: 22 15
Biggest Lead: 8 16
Points in the Paint: 64 46
MIN LAL
p Wiggins   30 Bryant   38
rb Towns   10 Randle   12
a Rubio   15 Bryant   5
s Muhammad   2 2 players   2
b 2 players   2 Black   2
 
  • 10/28 - MIN 112 @ LAL 111
  • 12/09 - LAL 122 @ MIN 123
  • 02/02 - MIN 115 @ LAL 119
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 18:14 3-4 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 6
G. Dieng F 36:48 6-9 0-2 7-9 -4 1 5 6 5 3 1 2 0 0 19
K. Towns C 31:58 6-9 1-2 1-2 -1 2 8 10 2 3 0 1 2 0 14
A. Wiggins G 41:10 13-20 1-2 3-6 -2 3 1 4 1 6 1 1 2 1 30
R. Rubio G 29:01 4-10 0-2 2-2 -8 0 2 2 15 1 1 2 0 0 10
S. Muhammad   23:28 4-9 0-2 4-4 +2 0 3 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 12
A. Payne   06:31 1-1 0-0 0-0 -10 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Z. LaVine   26:27 6-12 2-5 0-0 +1 0 1 1 7 4 0 4 0 0 14
A. Miller   05:40 1-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
N. Bjelica   06:22 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D. Rudez   14:22 2-4 0-2 2-2 +7 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-80 4-17 19-25   8 25 33 36 21 6 15 4 2 115
  57.5% 23.5% 76.0%   team rebs: 12 total to: 15
Los Angeles Lakers (10-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Bryant F 33:01 10-21 7-11 11-12 +5 2 3 5 5 3 2 2 0 1 38
J. Randle F 32:23 7-14 0-0 1-2 +8 3 9 12 2 3 0 1 0 1 15
R. Hibbert C 16:10 1-1 0-0 0-0 -9 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2
L. Williams G 34:06 4-10 3-6 9-10 +3 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 1 20
J. Clarkson G 34:55 8-13 0-2 0-2 -2 0 3 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 16
D. Russell   27:42 6-12 2-5 4-6 +4 0 3 3 3 2 1 2 0 1 18
B. Bass   27:27 2-3 0-0 2-3 +4 1 2 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 6
T. Black   20:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 +3 0 4 4 2 5 1 1 2 0 2
N. Young   14:16 1-4 0-2 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2
A. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Huertas DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Kelly DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Sacre DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-80 12-26 27-35   7 24 31 23 24 9 9 2 4 119
  50.0% 46.2% 77.1%   team rebs: 12 total to: 10

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic
  • Lakers: Nance Jr., World Peace

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Lakers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #16 David Guthrie, #73 Tre Maddox
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:21
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-37) Los Angeles Lakers (11-41)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hibbert vs Towns (Dieng gains possession)
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:14 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  11:02
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:02 Bryant Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:40  
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:31
[MIN 4-0]
 
  10:20 Williams Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
  10:20 Team Rebound 
  10:14
[LAL 2-4]
Clarkson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  09:58  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:57  
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  09:52
[MIN 6-2]
 
  09:40
[LAL 4-6]
Clarkson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Randle (1 AST) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  09:20
[MIN 8-4]
 
  09:01 Randle Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK) 
  08:58 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:55
[LAL 6-8]
Bryant Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dieng Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  08:42
[MIN 10-6]
 
  08:25 Clarkson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  08:20  
  08:14 Clarkson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:08  
Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:05
[MIN 12-6]
 
Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  07:54  
  07:54
[LAL 7-12]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:54
[LAL 8-12]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:38
[MIN 14-8]
 
  07:10 Randle Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  07:10 Randle Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:57 Hibbert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Maddox) 
Wiggins Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:49 Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42
[LAL 10-14]
Randle Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (1 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  06:29
[MIN 16-10]
 
  06:16
[LAL 12-16]
Randle Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Prince Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  06:03
[MIN 18-12]
 
  05:53 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Wiggins Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:46
[MIN 20-12]
 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:40 Williams Substitution replaced by Russell 
  05:31
[LAL 15-20]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:08 Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:56 Russell Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK) 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:53  
Rubio Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  04:49
[MIN 22-15]
 
  04:31 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Towns Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  04:30  
  04:30 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Bass 
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  04:30  
Towns Substitution replaced by Payne  04:30  
  04:12
[LAL 17-22]
Randle Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Payne Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  03:53
[MIN 24-17]
 
  03:28
[LAL 19-24]
Clarkson Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:08 Russell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:02
[LAL 21-24]
Russell Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  02:55  
  02:55 Randle Substitution replaced by Black 
  02:55 Bryant Substitution replaced by Young 
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Black (1 ST)  02:47  
  02:23 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:22  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Black (1 BLK)  02:11  
  02:08 Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:05 Clarkson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:05 Team Rebound 
  01:55
[LAL 23-24]
Black Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (2 AST) 
Dieng 3pt Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  01:18  
  01:18
[LAL 24-24]
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince  01:18  
  01:18
[LAL 25-24]
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Prince Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  01:00  
Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  00:51.9  
  00:51.9 Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:51.9 Team Rebound 
  00:51.9 Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:50.9  
  00:38.6 Clarkson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:33.5  
  00:19.2
[LAL 27-24]
Clarkson Driving Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.3
[MIN 26-27]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-37) Los Angeles Lakers (11-41)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  11:51  
  11:51 Russell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:51 Team Rebound 
  11:51 Clarkson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Prince Substitution replaced by Miller  11:51  
  11:51
[LAL 28-26]
Russell Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST)  11:36
[MIN 28-28]
 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  11:23  
  11:23
[LAL 29-28]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Bjelica  11:23  
  11:23
[LAL 30-28]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  11:09 Young Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Russell (1 ST)  11:04  
LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  11:01  
  11:01 Russell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:01 Team Rebound 
  11:01
[LAL 31-28]
Russell Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Payne Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  10:47  
  10:30 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:28  
Miller Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST)  10:23
[MIN 30-31]
 
  10:12
[LAL 33-30]
Russell Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Payne Substitution replaced by Rudez  09:59  
  09:55 Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:55
[MIN 31-33]
 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:55
[MIN 32-33]
 
  09:36 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST)  09:28  
  09:22
[LAL 35-32]
Russell Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Rudez 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
Team Rebound  09:04  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  08:55  
Rudez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:54  
  08:48 Russell Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  08:48  
LaVine Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  08:35  
  08:19
[LAL 37-32]
Young Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Russell (1 AST) 
Miller Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Black (2 BLK)  08:02  
Rudez Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:59  
Rudez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:56
[MIN 34-37]
 
  07:43 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:41  
Muhammad Running Layup Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:32 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32 Young Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Muhammad Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  07:18
[MIN 36-37]
 
  07:01
[LAL 39-36]
Russell Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Rudez 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:45 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:35 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:35  
  06:35 Black Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  06:35 Young Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  06:35 Bass Substitution replaced by Randle 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:35  
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:19 Russell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:11 Randle Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:11  
Miller Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:11  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:55 Russell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:50 Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bjelica (1 ST) 
  05:44 Bryant Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns  05:44  
Rudez Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:44
[MIN 37-39]
 
Rudez Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:44
[MIN 38-39]
 
Rudez Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (D Crawford)  05:33  
  05:33
[LAL 40-38]
Bryant Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  05:27
[LAL 43-38]
Russell 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Black (1 AST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:57 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:52
[LAL 46-38]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Black (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:47  
  04:47 Russell Substitution replaced by Clarkson 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Dieng  04:47  
Rudez Substitution replaced by Prince  04:47  
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:25 Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (T Maddox)  04:16  
  04:16
[LAL 47-38]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 3 (10 PTS) 
  04:16
[LAL 48-38]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 3 (11 PTS) 
  04:16
[LAL 49-38]
Bryant Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS) 
Wiggins Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  03:59
[MIN 40-49]
 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  03:52  
  03:52
[LAL 50-40]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:52
[LAL 51-40]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Prince Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  03:33
[MIN 42-51]
 
  03:22
[LAL 54-42]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST)  03:01
[MIN 44-54]
 
  02:47
[LAL 57-44]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
  02:36 Black Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:36
[MIN 45-57]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:14 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Team Rebound 
  02:12 Black Substitution replaced by Bass 
  02:07 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:06  
  02:00 Bryant Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:00
[MIN 46-57]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:00
[MIN 47-57]
 
  01:44 Randle Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:41 Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:41
[LAL 59-47]
Randle Tip Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  01:34 Randle Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:34
[MIN 48-59]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:34  
  01:32 Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:16
[LAL 61-48]
Randle Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  00:58.9 Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:43.3
[LAL 63-48]
Bass Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford)  00:43.3  
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  00:43.3  
  00:43.3 Bryant Substitution replaced by Russell 
  00:43.3 Bass Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:41.9  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.6  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:31.6  
  00:31.6 Randle Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:31.6
[MIN 49-63]
 
  00:31.6 Randle Substitution replaced by Black 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:31.6
[MIN 50-63]
 
  00:07.5
[LAL 66-50]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  00:06.9 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (D Crawford) 
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  00:03.3
[MIN 52-66]
 
  00:02.0 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-37) Los Angeles Lakers (11-41)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:21 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:17  
  11:09 Hibbert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:09  
Team Rebound  11:09  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:09  
  11:08 Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  10:52
[LAL 68-52]
Clarkson Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  10:43 Hibbert Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Crawford) 
Dieng Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  10:26
[MIN 54-68]
 
  10:15
[LAL 70-54]
Clarkson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST)  09:53
[MIN 56-70]
 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  09:45  
  09:45 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:45 Team Rebound 
  09:45
[LAL 71-56]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:23  
Wiggins Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Prince (3 AST)  09:20
[MIN 58-71]
 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  09:00  
  09:00
[LAL 72-58]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  09:00
[LAL 73-58]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  08:49
[MIN 60-73]
 
  08:33 Bryant Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Team Rebound 
  08:25
[LAL 76-60]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:22  
Prince Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  08:03
[MIN 62-76]
 
  07:44 Jump Ball Bryant vs Rubio (Randle gains possession) 
  07:35 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:34 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:30 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:30 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Prince Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  07:30  
  07:30
[LAL 77-62]
Randle Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  07:30  
  07:30 Randle Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:28  
Dieng Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  07:21
[MIN 64-77]
 
  07:21 Hibbert Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  07:21
[MIN 65-77]
 
  07:07
[LAL 80-65]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:43  
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:28 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  06:21 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:20  
Muhammad Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  06:17
[MIN 67-80]
 
  05:56
[LAL 82-67]
Hibbert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randle (2 AST) 
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  05:43  
  05:43 Williams Substitution replaced by Russell 
  05:24 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:23  
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST)  05:18
[MIN 69-82]
 
  05:05 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:46  
Dieng 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:38 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:31
[LAL 85-69]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:29  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rudez  04:29  
  04:19 Russell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:19  
Team Rebound  04:19  
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  04:19  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:19
[MIN 70-85]
 
  04:03 Clarkson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:58  
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:47
[MIN 73-85]
 
  03:27 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (2 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:24  
Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Clarkson (1 ST)  03:22  
LaVine Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (D Guthrie)  03:20  
  03:20 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Bass 
  03:07
[LAL 87-73]
Randle Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Russell (2 AST) 
Towns Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  02:51
[MIN 75-87]
 
  02:51 Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox) 
  02:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  02:51
[MIN 76-87]
 
  02:29 Russell Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:27  
Muhammad Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (2 ST)  02:23  
  02:22 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:22  
Towns Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:00  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:58  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:58 Team Rebound 
Rudez Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  01:38  
  01:38 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:38 Team Rebound 
  01:38
[LAL 88-76]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
LaVine Driving Dunk Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:29 Team Rebound 
  01:15 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:14 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:10
[LAL 90-76]
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST)  00:53.7
[MIN 79-90]
 
  00:29.9 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:28.8  
Rudez Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST)  00:07.9
[MIN 81-90]
 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  00:03.6  
  00:03.6
[LAL 91-81]
Russell Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:03.6
[LAL 92-81]
Russell Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Wiggins Cutting Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: LaVine (5 AST)  11:44
[MIN 83-92]
 
  11:20 Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Muhammad (2 ST) 
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dieng (4 AST)  11:14
[MIN 85-92]
 
  10:54 Russell Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:53  
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST)  10:49
[MIN 87-92]
 
  10:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:26
[LAL 94-87]
Bass Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: LaVine (6 AST)  10:03
[MIN 89-94]
 
  09:53
[LAL 96-89]
Clarkson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  09:38 Black Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:38
[MIN 90-96]
 
  09:38 Clarkson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:38
[MIN 91-96]
 
  09:18 Black Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:18  
  09:05 Black Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  08:55
[MIN 93-96]
 
  08:38 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:36  
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  08:31  
  08:11
[LAL 99-93]
Russell 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: LaVine (7 AST)  07:46
[MIN 95-99]
 
  07:27
[LAL 101-95]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bass (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:27  
Rudez Substitution replaced by Towns  07:27  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  07:11
[MIN 97-101]
 
  06:49 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:47  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:27 Black Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:18 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:04 Young Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:04  
  06:04 Black Foul: Personal (5 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  06:04 Young Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:04  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dieng (5 AST)  05:45
[MIN 100-101]
 
  05:22 Bryant Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:20  
LaVine Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST)  05:15
[MIN 102-101]
 
  05:15 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:15 Black Substitution replaced by Randle 
  05:02
[LAL 104-102]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:19
[LAL 107-102]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Russell (3 AST) 
LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST)  04:00  
  03:37 Bryant Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Randle Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:37 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  03:37 Russell Substitution replaced by Clarkson 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:24 Randle Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  03:10 Bryant Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:10  
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  02:56  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:56  
  02:56 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
  02:56  
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:56
[MIN 103-107]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:56
[MIN 104-107]
 
  02:43
[LAL 109-104]
Clarkson Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bass (4 AST) 
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (30 PTS)  02:25
[MIN 106-109]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Guthrie)  02:12  
  02:01 Bass Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
  02:01 Bass Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (13 AST)  01:51
[MIN 108-109]
 
  01:34 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:32  
LaVine Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) Steal:Clarkson (2 ST)  01:26  
  01:04
[LAL 111-108]
Randle Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:04  
  00:46.2 Bass Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:46.2
[MIN 109-111]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:46.2
[MIN 110-111]
 
  00:26.4
[LAL 113-110]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:17.9  
  00:17.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dieng Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (D Guthrie)  00:17.3  
Wiggins Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  00:16.7  
  00:16.7
[LAL 114-110]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS) 
  00:16.7
[LAL 115-110]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS) 
Dieng Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (14 AST)  00:09.5
[MIN 112-115]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal Take (6 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  00:07.5  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  00:07.5  
  00:07.5
[LAL 116-112]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS) 
  00:07.5
[LAL 117-112]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:07.5  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rudez  00:07.5  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (15 AST)  00:05.4
[MIN 115-117]
 
Muhammad Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  00:04.5  
  00:04.5
[LAL 118-115]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (37 PTS) 
  00:04.5
[LAL 119-115]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (38 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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