Timberwolves lose to Lakers 132-119 at home
The Minnesota Timberwolves suffered their second consecutive loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night at the Target Center. (Star Tribune and Pioneer Press)
The Timberwolves' forward Al Jefferson provided for 34 points 15 rebounds but it wasn't enough to counter the star power of the Lakers. Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol combined for 48 points and 24 rebounds while Kobe Bryant chipped in 30 for the Lakers. (Pioneer Press)
Kevin Mchale, the coach of the Wolves, said, " One thing we can take away for this game is that we can drop 119 on them, i don't like the fact that they have dropped 132 on us. (Pioneer Press)
At half-time the game seemed to be somewhat in control as the Lakers were holding onto a slim 62-58 lead. This changed quickly in the third quarter as the Lakers took the reigns and built the lead to as many as 20 points.
The Lakers length provided issues for the Wolves as evident in the Lakers' 53-43 rebounding advantage, including 19 offensive rebounds. (Star Tribune)
A season record 19,111 people were in attendance at the Target Center to view the high scoring event.
Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_11595400