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Timberwolves Fall 106-98 Against Los Angeles - Game Recap

The Lakers got a 25-point performance from Pau Gasol as Los Angeles ran past Minnesota 106-98 on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 14-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 200.5.

Los Angeles got 18 points from Kobe Bryant and another 14 points from Shannon Brown. Kobe Bryant contributed 5 assists, while Andrew Bynum cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.

Minnesota got 29 points from Wes Johnson in a losing cause and another 18 points from Michael Beasley. Luke Ridnour contributed 8 assists for the Timberwolves, while Kevin Love had 13 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 51-49 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Minnesota as they grabbed 45 boards, while Los Angeles only had 44.

Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Portland looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Sacramento.