(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Los Angeles Lakers found a way to win a game on the road this season. It wasn’t easy but they got the job done.
The Lakers let an 18-point lead slip away in the second half to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday but their veteran leader Kobe Bryant would have none of that.
Bryant scored 35 points in the game but his jumper with 1:16 to go that made it 101-96 put the game away for good. During the game he passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most field goals made in franchise history.
“We needed to get a win on the road,” said Bryant.
Pau Gasol finished with 28 points for the Lakers, followed by Andrew Bynum’s 21-point effort.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN