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Timberwolves Snap 22-Game Losing Streak vs. Lakers

Updated: 11/11/2013 7:14 AM
Created: 11/10/2013 10:52 PM KSTP.com

Kevin Martin scored 27 points, Kevin Love had 18 of his 25 points during Minnesota's 47-point first quarter, and the Timberwolves snapped a 22-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Lakers with a 113-90 victory Sunday night.

Ricky Rubio had 12 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who hadn't beaten the Lakers since March 6, 2007. Minnesota took a 28-point lead during the highest-scoring quarter in franchise history and maintained a healthy advantage all night in their first win over the Lakers at Staples Center since Dec. 2, 2005.

Steve Blake scored 19 points with five 3-pointers, and Jodie Meeks added 16 for the Lakers, who have lost five of seven.

Steve Nash played 13 minutes before sitting out with a back injury.

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill.
Photo: AP/Mark J. Terrill

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