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NBA Game Summary - Minnesota at LA Lakers



(Sunday, November 10th)

Final Score: Minnesota 113, LA Lakers 90

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves can breathe a sigh of relief after Sunday's 113-90 dismantling of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Love totaled 25 points and 13 rebounds and the Timberwolves ended their ghastly 22-game losing streak to the Lakers in convincing fashion. They had not beaten LA since March 6, 2007 and recorded their first win over the Lakers at Staples Center in nearly eight years.

"We had lost so many to the Lakers. We were due for one," Love said.

Kevin Martin led all scorers with 27 points while Ricky Rubio finished with 12 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double for Minnesota, which improved to 5-2 on the young season.

Steve Blake and Jodie Meeks scored 19 and 16 points, respectively, to pace the Lakers, losers in three of their last four.

The blowout started early as Love and Martin combined for 34 of Minnesota's absurd 47-point showing in the first quarter, which featured seven 3-pointers and an 18-0 run that lasted a little over three minutes.

Love drilled four 3-pointers in the first seven-plus minutes. His fourth gave the Timberwolves a 26-14 cushion, and after Pau Gasol got a jump hook to fall, the visitors put down the hammer with 18 consecutive points.

"We came out soft," Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We just didn't have enough intensity on defense, and we paid for it."

It was a 47-23 contest after 12 minutes, and although they took the foot off the gas in the second quarter, the Timberwolves still brought a healthy 67-48 cushion into the break.

The difference grew to 29 early in the third, but a quick spurt sparked by Blake and Meeks cut the Lakers' deficit to 90-76 going to the fourth.

That was as close as the Lakers got, however, as an early three-point play from Love began a 9-0 run that put the game away.

Game Notes

The Timberwolves had not won in LA since Dec. 2, 2005, a string of 13 straight losses ... Steve Nash did not play in the second half, and the Lakers announced the point guard will see a doctor Monday to have his back examined ... Minnesota shot 49 percent from the field, including 10-of-20 from behind the arc, and held the Lakers to 38 percent shooting ... Corey Brewer scored 17 points for Minnesota and Nikola Pekovic recorded of double-double of 14 points and 10 boards.

11/11 00:51:01 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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