Kobe scores 38, leads Lakers to victory in final meeting with Wolves


Minnesota Timberwolves 115

Los Angeles Lakers 119

The Los Angeles Lakers snapped a 10-game losing streak with their 119-115 victory over the Timberwolves Tuesday night at Staples Center.

The loss was Minnesota's 12th straight on the road.

1. Wolves rally to re-take the lead in the fourth

After trailing by 16 points in the third quarter, the Timberwolves went on an 11-2 run between the end of the third and the early part of the fourth quarter to make the lead manageable.

Zach LaVine, who finished the game with 14, sparked a 5-0 run by himself midway through the fourth to give the Wolves a 1o2-101 lead, but it didn't last.

2. Kobe bids the Wolves a final farewell


Few players have liked playing the Timberwolves more than Kobe Bryant. His 64th and final appearance against the Wolves Tuesday night, looked a lot like many of the others.

Bryant finished with a season-high 38 points as he knocked down 7-of-11 from behind the arc. He was especially good in the fourth quarter as Bryant scored 14 points in the fourth including a pair of clutch back-to-back three's after the Wolves had taken the one point lead.


3. Wiggins matches Kobe's efforts

Andrew Wiggins matched Bryant's efforts. Wiggins scored 30 on 13-of-21 shooting. Wiggins' efforts helped the Wolves to 62 points in the paint, and 22 fast break points.


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The Wolves (14-36) remain in Los Angeles to meet up with the Clippers Wednesday night.

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