Kobe Leads Lakers Over the Timberwolves 119-115
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant hit seven 3-pointers while scoring a season-high 38 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their 10-game losing streak with a 119-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
Lou Williams scored 20 points for the Lakers, who avoided the longest losing streak in the 16-time champion franchise's history despite blowing a 16-point lead in the second half. Los Angeles had lost 10 straight for the first time since 1994.
Bryant took charge with a vintage performance in his farewell season, repeatedly scoring from the perimeter in the Lakers' first win since Jan. 12.
After Minnesota took the lead in the waning minutes, Bryant put the Lakers back ahead with dramatic back-to-back 3-pointers. He scored 14 of the Lakers' 18 points in the final 5:02.
Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost five straight and 16 of 18.