We broke down some of the more intriguing numbers from LAL’s 111-100 win at Minnesota:
Boards for the Lakers, who owned a plus-17 in that category. It was the largest margin an opponent had outrebounded the Wolves this season, even with L.A. missing Dwight Howard in the middle. Three Laker players grabbed double figure rebounds, led by Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant, who had 12 apiece.
Free-throw percentage for Minnesota (8 for 18), while the Lakers made 21 of 25 attempts (84 percent). Gasol converted all five of his tries after shooting 15 for 31 in his last five games (48.4 percent).
Consecutive wins over the Wolves for the Lakers, the longest active streak against any opponent in the NBA. L.A. also snapped its 8-game road skid, winning away from STAPLES for the first time in more than a month.
Made 3-pointers for the Wolves, out of 22 attempts (45.5 percent). Prior to the contest, Minnesota had ranked dead last in the league in 3-point field-goal percentage (29.5). Guard Alexey Shved drilled half of those triples (5 for 11), a career-high for the rookie from Russia.