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Recap - Lakers Defeat Minnesota 116-94

Minnesota was run off the court by the Lakers on Thursday as Los Angeles blasted the Timberwolves 116-94 at STAPLES Center.

The Lakers were a 10-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 205.5.

Los Angeles got 33 points from Kobe Bryant and another 17 points from Antawn Jamison. Steve Nash contributed 7 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.

The Timberwolves got a 20-point performance from J.J. Barea, who was supported by 19 points from Luke Ridnour. Ricky Rubio had 13 assists in a losing cause for Minnesota, while Derrick Williams grabbed 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 57-47 at the break.

Los Angeles had a 49-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hawks. The Timberwolves will aim to get back on the winning track at Portland.