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TDIKH: March 14

March 14, 2003

24 years, 203 days

Some flu-like symptoms weren’t going to keep Kobe Bryant from getting buckets.

The Lakers’ star racked up 30 points to lead their 106-99 victory in Minnesota.

Bryant provided 13 in the first quarter and 10 more in the fourth to steer the way for Los Angeles.

When the Timberwolves cut L.A.’s lead to three with just a minute left, Bryant assisted on a basket from Derek Fisher — who scored 21 on the night — and then iced it with a pair of free throws.

Shaquille O’Neal piled up 26 points, 15 rebounds and six assists, while Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett countered with 23 points and 17 rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Lakers were efficient all game long, finishing with only five turnovers.

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