Snapping a 22-game losing streak to the Lakers in Los Angeles by a large margin is a good way for the Timberwolves to gain the attention of the NBA.
The L.A. Times summed up the story with this headline: "Lakers play phantom defense, don't have ghost of a chance in ugly loss."
ESPN's J.A. Adande says the Wolves "look the part" of a really good team.
They have a top-five scoring offense and impact players. Love is second in the league in scoring and first in rebounding. Rubio leads the league in steals; he can disrupt the multitude of great point guards he’ll face in addition to running an offense himself. He hit the Lakers with a triple-double Sunday night (12 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds, plus five steals).
Yahoo! Sports notes that Minnesota is trying to win six of its first eight for the first time since winning nine of their first 10 games to start the 2001-02 season.
The Wolves' 47 points in the first quarter were "outrageous," according to Lakers big man Pau Gasol.
Minnesota will try to sweep L.A. when they play the Clippers tonight.