Kobe Bryant scored 33 points to lead the Lakers over the Wolves, 116-94 in Los Angeles Thursday night. It's the Lakers' 21st consecutive win against Minnesota.
J.J. Barea led the Wolves with 20 points off the bench. Ricky Rubio nearly had a triple-double. He finished with 13 points, 13 assists and 8 rebounds.
Minnesota is off Friday before playing at Portland on Saturday night.
During the blowout, Rubio tried to encourage Alexey Shved with this great quote: "Change your face. Be happy. Enjoy it."