Martin, Towns Lift Timberwolves Over Lakers, 123-122 In OT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Martin scored 37 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 123-122 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
Martin went 6 for 9 from 3-point range and scored 17 in the fourth quarter to help the Timberwolves (9-12) improve to 3-9 at home this season. Towns made 11 of 19 shots and tied a career high for rebounds.
D'Angelo Russell scored a career-high 23 points and Julius Randle had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers (3-19) in what was likely Kobe Bryant's last game in Minnesota. Bryant scored 11 points on 5-for-13 shooting in 24 minutes.
The Lakers had a chance to win in overtime, but Russell and Roy Hibbert missed jumpers in the final 9.4 seconds.