Sports.ws Game Report
[LOS ANGELES] — The Los Angeles Lakers played host to the Minnesota Timberwolves last night and the hometown crowd got exactly what they paid for in the form of a hard-fought 110 to 109 Lakers victory. The win bumps Los Angeles's record up to 25-55 on the season, while the loss drags Minnesota's down to 31-49. Though a win's a win and Lakers fans will settle for whatever they can get their hands on, there's plenty of room for improvement in the future. Games likes these are essential for any team with bigger aspirations.
Leading the way in one of the finest individual performances of the season was Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns's borderline-historic night of 40 points, 21 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 blocks and 1 steals in 41 minutes will be remembered as one of the nights he truly displayed why he's held in such regard at the NBA level. Unfortunately for Towns, what really matters - the result on the scoreboard - still leans in favor of the Lakers. Perhaps continued performances like this one in the near future will get Minnesota back in the win column before too long.
At the helm for the Lakers in the victory was Larry Nance Jr. and while he may not have posted a more attractive statline than Towns, he did help his club walk away with the victory. Nance Jr. posted 10 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in the win.
Los Angeles's offensive contributions were complemented from a decent showing on the defensive end of the ball. While they didn't exactly shut down the visiting Timberwolves, they did limit them to a point total in line with their season average. Not every performance can be a home run, so the Lakers will settle for the upper hand in this one.
Up next for the reeling Lakers will be a date with the while the visiting Timberwolves will look to bounce back in a matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Towns 80.0 FP
Nance Jr. 44.5 FP
Wiggins 43.0 FP
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