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Notebook: Lakers 105, Timberwolves 102


Posted Saturday March 10, 2012 12:32AM

By Phil Miller, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and the Los Angeles Lakers salvaged the final game of a three-game road trip by beating the Timberwolves for the 18th straight time, 105-102 in Minneapolis.

The Wolves found out just before tipoff that forward Kevin Love, their leading scorer and rebounder, would not be able to play because of back spasms. Derrick Williams scored 22 points in Love's spot, and center Nikola Pekovic returned to Minnesota's lineup with 25 points and 13 rebounds, yet it was the Lakers' front line that controlled the game. Andrew Bynum scored 26 points with 10 rebounds, while Pau Gasol added 12 points and 11 rebounds, giving the Lakers their ninth straight victory in Target Center.

Bryant, who scored his 29,000th career point earlier in the game, scored the game's final four points at the free-throw line to pull out a back-and-fourth duel in the final period. His free throws with 16.2 seconds left, earned when Wolves guard Ricky Rubio jumped in front to draw a charging foul but instead injured his left knee, put the Lakers ahead for good.

Williams tried to answer for the Wolves, but his six-foot shot in the lane was stuffed by Gasol. After two more Bryant free throws, Luke Ridnour missed an open 3-pointer at the buzzer.

QUOTABLE: "Twitter, Twitter, Twitter. Somebody texted me, 'Are you gone?' Stuff like that. There were some thank-yous, some 'good luck' and all that. And then people saying, 'Oh no, he's not gone yet.' I slept for another hour and a half -- I'm that kind of guy."
-- Gasol, who scored 12 points with 11 rebounds against the Wolves, on an Internet rumor Friday that he had been traded.

THE STAT: 29,022 -- Career points for Bryant, and it only seems to the Timberwolves like 25,000 of them came at their expense. Bryant, who scored exactly 100 points in the Lakers' three games against Minnesota this season, hit a pair of free throws with 2:05 remaining in the first half to become just the seventh player in NBA history to score 29,000. And despite a 4-for-14 first half, Bryant scored 22 more points after halftime to finish with 34.

TURNING POINT: The Timberwolves came in having won their past three games, and confident they could snap their five-year-old losing streak to the Lakers. But after a hard fall in Wednesday's victory over Portland, Love's back bothered him on Thursday. By Friday night, the pain had turned into spasms, Love needed treatment, and the Wolves were doomed to play without their best player, who had averaged 36.7 points in the past three games.

QUOTABLE II: "We're going at the Celtics' head. We're going at the Celtics rack. You know why? Because we don't like those boys."
-- Bynum, already motivated for Sunday's game with Boston

HOT: Michael Beasley's minutes have declined in the past couple of weeks, but the reserve forward is learning to use his playing time efficiently. Against the Lakers, Beasley played only 16 minutes, but scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Beasley hasn't played 20 minutes in any of Minnesota's five games in March, but is shooting 51.7 percent (15-for-29) in that time.

NOT: Metta World Peace contributed nine points and four rebounds, but his shot selection in the fourth quarter nearly sabotaged the Lakers. He tried three shots, two of them from 3-point range and all in the final four minutes, and each missed badly, severely hampering the L.A. offense down the stretch of a close game. World Peace, who has made only 35 percent of his shots on the season, went 5-for-21 (23.8 percent) on the Lakers' three-game road trip.

INSIDE THE ARENA: The Timberwolves promoted Friday as a "white-out" for their fans, distributing white t-shirts to each member of the 20,164-strong sellout. But the all-white effect wasn't as uniform as the team had hoped, given that roughly a fourth of the fans in attendance were rooting for the Lakers and chose not to wear the shirts.

GOOD MOVE: Bryant had victimized the Wolves for 66 points in the teams' first two games this season, so Minnesota coach Rick Adelman tried an unusual defensive weapon Friday: Luke Ridnour. Despite giving up five inches in the matchup, Ridnour hounded Bryant in the first half; in the 18 minutes they were in the game together, Bryant went 2-for-9 from the field. Still, Bryant, who was largely defended by Martell Webster in the fourth quarter, still finished with 34 points.

BAD MOVE: With the Wolves holding a one-point lead and roughly 40 seconds to play, Williams watched the Lakers swing the ball to Bynum down low, and he began to anticipate Bynum's move toward the basket. As Bynum released a short hook, Williams raced along the baseline and soared for a block, but his timing was off. Bynum's hurried shot bounced off the backboard and Williams was whistled for a goaltend that put the Lakers ahead, 101-100.

ROOKIE WATCH: Williams took advantage of Love's absence by playing a career-high 42:35, and it resulted in 22 points (only the second time he's eclipsed 20) and 10 rebounds, one short of his career high. But he tried to do a little too much in the fourth quarter, making only 1-of-4 shots, including an ill-advised short jumper in heavy traffic with six seconds remaining in the game. It was blocked by Gasol, Bryant recovered the loose ball, and the Lakers' victory was sealed.

NOTABLE: The loss dropped the 21-20 Wolves into ninth place in the Western Conference behind Houston. ... Pekovic returned to action after missing two games with a sore foot. The second-year center is averaging 16.0 points since Feb. 1. ... Love was a late scratch, and his status for Saturday's game with New Orleans is unknown. ... J.J. Barea did not suit up; he sprained his right ankle on Wednesday.

UP NEXT: For the Lakers, Sunday vs. Celtics, Tuesday @ Memphis, Wednesday @ New Orleans. For the Timberwolves, Saturday vs. Hornets, Monday @ Phoenix, Thursday @ Utah.

LAL
MIN
   
    • 47.6%

    • 45.7%

    • 33.3%

    • 40.0%

    • 77.8%

    • 76.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LALMIN
Total Rebounds4534
Offensive Rebounds1710
Turnovers1713
Fast Break Pts:86
Biggest Lead:414
Points in the Paint:5440
LALMIN
pBryant   34Pekovic   25
rbGasol   11Pekovic   13
aBlake   5Rubio   10
s5 players   1Johnson   4
b2 players   2Johnson   3
 
  • 01/29 - LAL 106 @ MIN 101
  • 02/29 - MIN 85 @ LAL 104
  • 03/09 - LAL 105 @ MIN 102
  • 03/16 - MIN 92 @ LAL 97
Los Angeles Lakers (5-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
M. World PeaceF27:002-61-34-5-52242212119
P. GasolF-C36:016-100-00-0-8381140132012
A. BynumC43:0311-150-04-8+12371031141026
K. BryantG37:5411-262-610-10-313413142134
D. FisherG23:393-83-60-0+52134302019
S. Blake 23:561-30-10-000005102002
T. Murphy 01:510-00-00-0-40000100000
M. Barnes 21:303-70-12-2+63251210118
J. McRoberts 15:022-40-01-2+63472200115
J. Kapono 10:060-30-10-0+60110100000
D. EbanksDNP - Coach's Decision
A. GoudelockDNP - Coach's Decision
L. WaltonDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24039-826-1821-27 172845221651785105
 47.6%33.3%77.8% team rebs: 7total to: 17
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G24:504-83-50-0+100003403011
D. WilliamsF42:359-191-33-5-3371022130322
N. PekovicC40:018-140-09-10+3671324100325
L. RidnourG38:424-112-50-0-100031130010
R. RubioG38:595-121-24-5+3134104241115
M. Webster 25:240-30-22-4-70330101002
M. Beasley 16:086-101-12-2-502223021115
D. Milicic 07:561-20-00-0-60000200002
A. Tolliver 05:250-20-20-000220000000
W. EllingtonDNP - Coach's Decision
K. LoveDND - Back Spasms
B. MillerDNP - Coach's Decision
A. RandolphDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24037-818-2020-26 102434192091358102
 45.7%40.0%76.9% team rebs: 13total to: 13

inactive

  • Lakers: Morris
  • Timberwolves: Barea, Lee

technical fouls

  • Lakers: Blake
  • Timberwolves: Rubio

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #20 Leroy Richardson, #60 James Williams
  • Attendance: 20164
  • Duration: 2:24
Los Angeles Lakers (24-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (21-20)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Bynum (Johnson gains possession)
  11:42 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:40  
Fisher Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:22  
  11:12 Rubio Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:44 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:43  
Fisher Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  10:37  
  10:35 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:29 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:28  
Gasol Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:11
[LAL 2-0]
 
  09:49 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:43  
  09:31 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (1 BLK) 
  09:30 Team Rebound 
  09:24
[MIN 2-2]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK)  09:04  
Fisher Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:02  
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Fisher Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:52  
  08:52
[MIN 3-2]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:52
[MIN 4-2]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:39  
  08:21
[MIN 6-2]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Bynum Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  08:09  
  08:03 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: World Peace (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  08:02  
World Peace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  07:50  
Fisher Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:43  
  07:43
[MIN 7-2]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Blake  07:43  
  07:43
[MIN 8-2]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  07:23
[LAL 4-8]
 
  07:05
[MIN 10-4]
Johnson Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
  06:52 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:52
[LAL 5-10]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:52
[LAL 6-10]
 
  06:44 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:43 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:41
[MIN 12-6]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Team Rebound 
Bryant Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:29  
  06:15 Rubio Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:14 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:14
[MIN 14-6]
Rubio Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:13  
Bryant Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:44
[MIN 16-6]
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:26
[LAL 8-16]
 
  04:59 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (2 BLK) 
  04:58 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:56
[MIN 18-8]
Williams Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  04:47 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
World Peace Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:47
[LAL 9-18]
 
  04:47 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Webster 
World Peace Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:47
[LAL 10-18]
 
  04:31 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
  04:30 Team Rebound 
Bynum Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:29  
  04:29
[MIN 19-10]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Murphy  04:29  
  04:29
[MIN 20-10]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: World Peace (1 AST)  04:17
[LAL 12-20]
 
  03:58
[MIN 22-12]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  03:46  
Murphy Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:41  
  03:41
[MIN 23-12]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
World Peace Substitution replaced by Barnes  03:41  
  03:41
[MIN 24-12]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (2 TO)  03:31  
  03:18 Rubio Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:15
[MIN 26-12]
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:57 Rubio Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:56  
Barnes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (1 BLK)  02:39  
Team Rebound  02:38  
  02:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum  02:38  
Murphy Substitution replaced by McRoberts  02:38  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST)  02:36
[LAL 14-26]
 
Bryant Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  02:21  
  02:21 Rubio Free Throw Technical Missed 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:15 Rubio Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Barnes Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McRoberts (1 AST)  02:04
[LAL 16-26]
 
  01:46 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:45  
  01:31 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:31 Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:22
[LAL 18-26]
 
  01:22 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:22
[LAL 19-26]
 
  01:10
[MIN 29-19]
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
McRoberts Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST)  00:55.1
[LAL 21-29]
 
McRoberts Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:40.5  
  00:40.5
[MIN 30-21]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:40.5 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Milicic 
  00:40.5
[MIN 31-21]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.9 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
McRoberts Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:11.5  
  00:11.5 Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:11.5 Team Rebound 
  00:11.5
[MIN 32-21]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (11 PTS) 
  00:11.5
[MIN 33-21]
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
  00:00.2 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (24-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (21-20)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
(12:00) Double Technical - Rubio, Blake
Bynum Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:47
[LAL 23-33]
 
  11:31 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:30  
  11:18 Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:18  
Team Rebound  11:18  
  11:18 Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:18  
McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:15  
McRoberts Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:15
[LAL 25-33]
 
  10:59
[MIN 35-25]
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Barnes Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:27
[MIN 37-25]
Milicic Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST)  10:13
[LAL 27-37]
 
  10:13 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  10:13
[LAL 28-37]
 
  09:57 Williams Driving Jump shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:55  
Kapono Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:39  
Barnes Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:36
[LAL 30-37]
 
  09:18 Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  09:12  
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:10  
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:04  
  08:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:50 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:49  
Bynum Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:32
[LAL 32-37]
 
  08:32 Milicic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:32 Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:09
[MIN 39-32]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bynum Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Blake (3 AST)  07:48
[LAL 34-39]
 
  07:38 Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  07:37 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:31
[MIN 42-34]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Bynum Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:12  
  07:12 Webster Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  06:59 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Team Rebound 
  06:43 Beasley Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:40  
Kapono Substitution replaced by Bryant  06:33  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol  06:33  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Blake Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:14  
  06:14 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:14 Team Rebound 
Barnes Substitution replaced by World Peace  06:14  
  06:14
[MIN 43-34]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
World Peace 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McRoberts (2 AST)  06:00
[LAL 37-43]
 
  05:36
[MIN 45-37]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
McRoberts Violation:Defensive Goaltending  05:08  
  05:08
[MIN 47-37]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:08  
Blake Substitution replaced by Fisher  05:08  
McRoberts Substitution replaced by Bynum  05:08  
World Peace Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (1 BLK)  04:55  
World Peace Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:53  
  04:53 Beasley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
World Peace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:53  
Team Rebound  04:53  
World Peace Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:53
[LAL 38-47]
 
  04:41
[MIN 49-38]
Beasley Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  04:32  
  04:24 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bynum (1 ST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  04:12  
World Peace Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:11  
World Peace Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:10
[LAL 40-49]
 
  04:10 Beasley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
World Peace Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  04:10
[LAL 41-49]
 
  03:55 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:52 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:48 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:44  
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  03:36
[LAL 43-49]
 
  03:36 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:36  
  03:36 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
World Peace Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:20  
  03:04
[MIN 52-43]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:49  
Bryant Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:42
[LAL 45-52]
 
Fisher Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:21  
  02:21  
Fisher Substitution replaced by Blake  02:21  
  02:21
[MIN 53-45]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:21
[MIN 54-45]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:05 Beasley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:05
[LAL 46-54]
 
  02:05 Beasley Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:05
[LAL 47-54]
 
  01:56
[MIN 56-47]
Williams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:30  
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:29
[LAL 49-56]
 
  01:11 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:09  
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.6 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:52.3 Ridnour Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:38.9  
Bynum Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:29.3  
  00:20.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:08.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:07.8 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:05.4
[MIN 58-49]
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (24-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (21-20)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  11:23 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
World Peace Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:22  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST)  10:58
[LAL 52-58]
 
  10:36 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:35  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  10:15
[LAL 55-58]
 
  09:54 Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:53  
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  09:34 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST) 
Bryant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:28
[LAL 57-58]
 
  09:10
[MIN 61-57]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:53 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  08:46 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (3 ST)  08:41  
  08:35
[MIN 64-57]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: World Peace (2 AST)  08:13
[LAL 60-64]
 
  07:56
[MIN 66-60]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Bynum Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Johnson (4 ST)  07:44  
  07:37 Williams Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  07:30 Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
World Peace Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  07:20  
  07:02 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  07:00 Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:59  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  06:49
[LAL 62-66]
 
  06:30 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:28  
Gasol Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  06:22
[LAL 64-66]
 
  06:03
[MIN 69-64]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:38
[LAL 67-69]
 
  05:22
[MIN 71-67]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:03
[LAL 69-71]
 
  04:39
[MIN 73-69]
Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  04:27  
  04:22 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:World Peace (1 ST) 
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bynum (2 AST)  04:11
[LAL 71-73]
 
  04:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
World Peace Substitution replaced by Barnes  04:04  
Bynum Substitution replaced by McRoberts  04:04  
  04:04 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Barnes Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:49  
  03:49
[MIN 74-71]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:49 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Webster 
  03:49
[MIN 75-71]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Team Rebound 
  03:17 Webster Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:16  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
Fisher Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:08  
  02:55 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
McRoberts Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:47  
McRoberts Tip Shot: Missed  02:46  
McRoberts Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:45  
McRoberts Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (3 BLK)  02:43  
  02:41 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Bryant Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:26  
  02:26
[MIN 76-71]
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum  02:26  
  02:26 Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:26 Team Rebound 
  02:14 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Bynum (3 AST)  01:50
[LAL 74-76]
 
  01:29
[MIN 78-74]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  01:08  
Barnes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:07  
Barnes Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:56.9 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:55.9  
Bryant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:48.7
[LAL 76-78]
 
  00:32.9 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:31.6  
  00:18.7 Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:18.7
[LAL 77-78]
 
Fisher Substitution replaced by World Peace  00:18.7  
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:18.7
[LAL 78-78]
 
  00:04.9 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: McRoberts (1 BLK) 
World Peace Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:02.9  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Kapono Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:47  
Bynum Driving Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Blake (4 AST)  11:41
[LAL 80-78]
 
  11:24
[MIN 80-80]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Kapono 3pt Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:56
[MIN 82-80]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:39 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Williams 
Bynum Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:19 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Barnes (1 BLK) 
  10:18 Team Rebound 
Kapono Foul: Inbound (1 PF)  10:18  
  10:18
[MIN 83-80]
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:18 Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  10:17  
Barnes Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  10:02
[LAL 82-83]
 
  09:44 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:43  
  09:27 Milicic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  09:27
[LAL 83-83]
 
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  09:27
[LAL 84-83]
 
  09:15 Beasley Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:14  
Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST)  09:04
[LAL 86-83]
 
  08:48
[MIN 85-86]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Kapono Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:13 Beasley Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  08:13  
  08:13 Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Blake (5 AST)  07:57
[LAL 88-85]
 
  07:35 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:33  
Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  07:25  
Barnes Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:21  
  07:21 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:21 Team Rebound 
Kapono Substitution replaced by Bryant  07:21  
  07:21 Beasley Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  07:21
[MIN 86-88]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:46 Williams Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (3 TO) 
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  06:33  
  06:25 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:23 Williams Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:20
[MIN 88-88]
Williams Putback Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Blake Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:01
[LAL 90-88]
 
  05:44
[MIN 90-90]
Pekovic Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Blake Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
Barnes Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:17  
  05:16 Webster Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gasol Substitution replaced by McRoberts  05:16  
Blake Substitution replaced by Fisher  05:16  
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:16
[LAL 91-90]
 
Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:16
[LAL 92-90]
 
  05:03
[MIN 93-92]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST)  04:38
[LAL 94-93]
 
  04:24 Webster Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Barnes Substitution replaced by World Peace  04:24  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:04  
  03:48 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
McRoberts Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:48
[LAL 95-93]
 
McRoberts Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:48  
  03:48 Team Rebound 
World Peace Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:48  
McRoberts Substitution replaced by Gasol  03:48  
  03:36
[MIN 95-95]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
World Peace Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:17  
Bryant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (30 PTS)  03:05
[LAL 97-95]
 
  02:47 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK) 
Fisher Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:45  
Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST)  02:42
[LAL 99-95]
 
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bynum Violation:Kicked Ball  02:25  
  02:19
[MIN 97-99]
Pekovic Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
  01:59 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Williams Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Bryant Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:43  
  01:33
[MIN 100-99]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (2 AST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  01:19  
World Peace 3pt Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:12 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:56.9 Rubio Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  00:55.4  
  00:34.7 Williams Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:34.7
[LAL 101-100]
 
  00:34.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Barnes  00:34.7  
  00:29.3 Williams Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:28.6 Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  00:28.6
[MIN 102-101]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:28.6  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Fisher  00:28.6  
World Peace Substitution replaced by Blake  00:28.6  
  00:16.4 Rubio Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) 
  00:16.4 Rubio Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  00:16.4
[LAL 102-102]
 
Blake Substitution replaced by Barnes  00:16.4  
Fisher Substitution replaced by World Peace  00:16.4  
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  00:16.4
[LAL 103-102]
 
  00:16.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:05.8 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK) 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:03.9  
  00:03.4 Pekovic Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  00:03.4
[LAL 104-102]
 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Blake  00:03.4  
  00:03.4 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  00:03.4
[LAL 105-102]
 
  00:01.0 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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