L.A. Lakers 112, Minnesota 95

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 19, 2010 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #13 Monty McCutchen, # James Williams
Attendance - 19356

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 20 31 33 28 112
Minnesota 21 20 30 24 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 11-2 6-1 5-1 W3
Minnesota 4-10 3-3 1-7 L1

Recap

Matt Barnes scored a season-high 24 points and Kobe Bryant added 23 points as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the host Minnesota Timberwolves 112-95 on Friday.

Barnes didn’t miss a shot while helping the Lakers (11-2) to their third straight victory. The reserve forward was 7-for-7 from the field, including five 3-point baskets, and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. Barnes also had seven rebounds and six assists.

Michael Beasley and Darko Milicic both had huge games for Minnesota (4-10). Beasley had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Milicic recorded season highs with 23 points, 16 rebounds and six blocked shots.

Los Angeles forward Pau Gasol had a solid all-around game with 16 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.

Bryant was just 8-for-27 field while registering his sixth consecutive 20-point game.

Timberwolves center Kevin Love was scoreless in 34 minutes after scoring 20 or more points in four consecutive games. Love was 0-for-7 from the field and had just seven rebounds, well below his NBA-leading average of 14.3.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Minnesota
Matt Barnes 24 Scoring Michael Beasley 25
Lamar Odom 7 Assists Darko Milicic 5
Pau Gasol 14 Rebounds Darko Milicic 16
Kobe Bryant 6 Free Throws Made Michael Beasley 6
Derek Fisher 4 Steals Michael Beasley 2
Lamar Odom 4 Blocks Darko Milicic 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 112 47.1 10-19 22-26 30 46 8 10 15
Minnesota 95 39.6 6-26 17-21 20 47 11 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Lakers have a W/L % of .900 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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