L.A. Times: It wasn’t easy, but the Lakers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 111-108, this evening at Target Center.
The Lakers clinched the victory only after Timberwolves guard Randy Foye air-balled a three-point attempt at the final buzzer.
Kobe Bryant had 28 points, and Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom each added 25 as the Lakers (46-10) improved to a league-best 20-6 on the road.
The Timberwolves never shrunk back from the Lakers, getting 20 points from Ryan Gomes and Sebastian Telfair.
Odom’s tip-in off Bryant’s miss from the left wing gave the Lakers a 108-105 lead with 20.5 seconds left.
Foye’s fadeaway three-pointer brought the Timberwolves to within 109-108 with 9.2 seconds left, but Bryant made two free throws at the other end and Foye couldn’t hit another three-pointer as time expired.