Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins Propel T-Wolves Past Injury-Riddled Lakers | Bleacher Report

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24:  Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks to pass in front of Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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The Los Angeles Lakers dropped their third game in a row, losing 120-105 to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

The Timberwolves outscored the Lakers 62-44 in the second half after a sluggish defensive start.

Karl-Anthony Towns earned his 31st double-double of the season (27 points, 12 rebounds) in the win, while Andrew Wiggins finished with 23 points and eight boards.

Derrick Rose was limited to 12 minutes before the Timberwolves announced he was dealing with a sore right ankle. 

The Lakers were once again without LeBron James, who continues his recovery from a groin strain. Rajon Rondo, however, returned to the lineup for the first time since Christmas Day. He dished out 13 assists in 37 minutes. Brandon Ingram led the team with 20 points.


What’s Next?

The Timberwolves head to Salt Lake City for the second half of their back-to-back. They play the Utah Jazz on Friday night. The Lakers have two days off before hosting the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.

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