Anthony Edwards shines, but Lakers defeat Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards scored a career-high 28 points, but it wasn't enough to defeat the defending champs.
Author:
Publish date:
Anthony Edwards / Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves hung with the Los Angeles Lakers for most of the game on Tuesday night, but the Lakers withstood a career night from Anthony Edwards to dispatch the Timberwolves by a score of 112-104.

Despite the loss, the big story of the game was the play of Edwards. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft had a career night as he scored 28 points to go with seven rebounds, five assists, and a pair of blocks.

With Edwards leading the way, the Timberwolves opened up a five-point lead in the first half but went to the locker room down 57-56.

In the second half, Minnesota stayed in it thanks to a strong effort from their bench. Jordan McLaughlin scored 13 points and Naz Reid chipped in with 10 to head into the fourth quarter down 88-86.

Although the Lakers opened things up in the fourth quarter, the Wolves got within five points late in the game. Just as the Wolves looked to make a run, LeBron James put an end to it, posting 30 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists to help secure the victory.

The Timberwolves fell to 7-21 on the season and will look to get back in the win column when they host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

Hornets erupt in 2nd half to blow out Timberwolves

The Timberwolves were outscored 73-46 after halftime.

BetterBloomingtonFirePhoto

Authorities investigate fatal Bloomington house fire

One person has been reported dead in the fire.

Minneapolis skyline

New tool helps Minneapolis homeowners disavow racial covenants in deeds

A new free program connects homeowners with the City Attorney's office to complete the process

Kyle Rudolph

Watch: Vikings create tribute video for Kyle Rudolph

Rudolph's 10-year tenure with the Vikings ended when he was released on Tuesday.

Zach Parise

Wild scratch Zach Parise for Wednesday's game vs. Vegas

Parise will be a healthy scratch for the second time in his 16-year career.

shawn myers 1

Charges: Windham hospital patient threatened to kill staff, spit on them

Shawn Myers is charged with felony terroristic threats.

kaplans tiktok

Minnesota grandparents go viral for 'distancing duo' songs on TikTok

Their most recent duet about getting their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has gotten more than 67,000 likes.

CHS Field

Start of St. Paul Saints season delayed to May

Major League Baseball says it's being 'prudent' in delaying the minor league season.

caribou beyond meat sandwich

Caribou Coffee is the latest to add plant-based meat to its menu

The plant-based protein market is exploding, expected to reach $74.2 billion in the next six years.

Related

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Anthony Edwards / Minnesota Timberwolves

Malik Beasley, Anthony Edwards help Wolves end losing streak

Beasley and Edwards both scored 23 in a rare Timberwolves victory.

Anthony Edwards / Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA analyst Nate Duncan slammed for Anthony Edwards criticism

Edwards had a highlight dunk, but Duncan was quick to point out his rough night overall.

Naz Reid / Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves can't complete sweep over Cavaliers

The Timberwolves bench scored 44 points, but Cleveland walked away with a 100-98 victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns' return can't save Timberwolves from 7th straight loss

The Timberwolves star returned in an overtime loss to the Spurs.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves hang on for another win in Utah

Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell helped the Timberwolves to a 2-0 start.

Jaden McDaniels

Wolves lose to Magic on Cole Anthony's buzzer-beater

The Wolves blew a 20-point lead as the Magic defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.