Lakers vs Timberwolves Final: 105-102 - Recap
Kobe Bryant went off for 34 points and added 4 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 105-102 win over Minnesota on Friday at Target Center.
Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 3.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 190.5.
Los Angeles got 26 points from Andrew Bynum and another 12 points from Pau Gasol. Steve Blake contributed 5 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Minnesota got 25 points from Nikola Pekovic in a losing cause and another 22 points from Derrick Williams. Ricky Rubio contributed 10 assists for the Timberwolves, while Nikola Pekovic had 13 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 58-49 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 45 boards, while Minnesota only had 34.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face New Orleans.