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Rubio scores career-high 33 as Wolves beat Lakers 119-104

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio had a career-high 33 points, 10 assists and five rebounds and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 32 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

Rubio shot 4 of 5 on 3-pointers and Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points for the Timberwolves (30-44), who have now won more games than they did last season. Minnesota had 30 assists and only 11 turnovers.

Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points and D'Angelo Russell had 14 points and seven assists for the Lakers (21-54), who have lost 17 of their last 19 games. Brandon Ingram missed his third straight game with patellar tendinitis in his right knee.

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Key Players
J. Randle
30 PF
K. Towns
32 C
36.5 Min. Per Game 36.5
23.2 Pts. Per Game 23.2
2.6 Ast. Per Game 2.6
11.9 Reb. Per Game 11.9
48.0 Field Goal % 51.2
47.6 Three Point % 48.4
73.7 Free Throw % 82.4
  Offensive rebound by Julius Randle 0:00
  Thomas Robinson missed jump shot 0:01
+ 2 Ricky Rubio made driving layup 0:07
  Bad pass turnover on Thomas Robinson 0:30
+ 2 Ricky Rubio made driving layup 0:07
  Defensive rebound by Thomas Robinson 0:38
  Gorgui Dieng missed jump shot 0:40
+ 2 Thomas Robinson made driving layup 0:57
+ 1 Ricky Rubio made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:04
  Team rebound 1:04
  Ricky Rubio missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:04
Points 104 119
Field Goals 40-84 (47.6%) 43-89 (48.3%)
3-Pointers 9-27 (33.3%) 10-21 (47.6%)
Free Throws 15-16 (93.8%) 23-30 (76.7%)
Total Rebounds 48 50
Offensive 14 14
Defensive 28 26
Team 6 10
Assists 20 30
Steals 4 9
Blocks 5 5
Turnovers 17 11
Fouls 22 20
Technicals 3 1
away team logo
J. Clarkson PG 6
18 PTS, 3 REB, 7 AST
home team logo
R. Rubio PG 9
33 PTS, 5 REB, 10 AST
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away team logo Lakers 21-54 37232222104
home team logo Timberwolves 30-4437302923119
Team Stats
away team logoLakers 21-54 PPG RPG APG
home team logoTimberwolves 30-44 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
J. Clarkson PG PPG RPG APG FG%
R. Rubio PG 6.8 PPG 3.5 RPG 5.7 APG 40.0 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Clarkson PG 18 PTS 3 REB 7 AST
R. Rubio PG 33 PTS 5 REB 10 AST
47.6 FG% 48.3
33.3 3PT FG% 47.6
93.8 FT% 76.7
Lakers
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Clarkson 40 18 3 7 0 0 4 1 6/13 4/8 2/2 0 3 31 -18
D. Russell 38 14 3 6 3 0 5 5 4/14 2/8 4/4 0 3 27 -12
J. Randle 29 12 13 1 0 1 3 5 5/12 1/3 1/1 6 7 25 -8
C. Brewer 18 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 4/8 0/2 3/4 0 2 17 -14
I. Zubac 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Clarkson 40 18 3 7 0 0 4 1 6/13 4/8 2/2 0 3 31 -18
D. Russell 38 14 3 6 3 0 5 5 4/14 2/8 4/4 0 3 27 -12
J. Randle 29 12 13 1 0 1 3 5 5/12 1/3 1/1 6 7 25 -8
C. Brewer 18 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 4/8 0/2 3/4 0 2 17 -14
I. Zubac 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Black 23 15 9 0 0 2 0 1 7/8 0/0 1/1 5 4 26 -1
T. Robinson 14 12 3 0 0 0 3 3 6/9 0/0 0/0 1 2 12 -3
T. Ennis 19 12 1 3 1 0 0 1 4/8 2/3 2/2 0 1 20 0
L. Nance Jr. 28 4 2 0 0 2 1 1 2/6 0/2 0/0 1 1 7 -13
D. Nwaba 30 4 6 1 0 0 0 3 1/4 0/1 2/2 1 5 12 -1
N. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. World Peace - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Ingram - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Deng - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 241 104 42 20 4 5 17 22 40/84 9/27 15/16 14 28 179 -75
Timberwolves
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Rubio 38 33 5 10 2 0 3 1 12/20 4/5 5/6 1 4 57 +20
K. Towns 41 32 9 2 2 1 3 5 11/22 2/3 8/10 6 3 45 +17
A. Wiggins 40 27 4 2 1 0 0 4 9/20 1/3 8/10 2 2 36 +22
G. Dieng 42 11 15 6 0 3 1 4 4/9 1/1 2/3 4 11 40 +22
B. Rush 20 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2/7 2/5 0/0 0 0 7 +11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Rubio 38 33 5 10 2 0 3 1 12/20 4/5 5/6 1 4 57 +20
K. Towns 41 32 9 2 2 1 3 5 11/22 2/3 8/10 6 3 45 +17
A. Wiggins 40 27 4 2 1 0 0 4 9/20 1/3 8/10 2 2 36 +22
G. Dieng 42 11 15 6 0 3 1 4 4/9 1/1 2/3 4 11 40 +22
B. Rush 20 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2/7 2/5 0/0 0 0 7 +11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
O. Casspi 13 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 2/4 0/1 0/0 0 0 7 -9
K. Dunn 30 2 6 5 3 0 1 2 1/4 0/2 0/0 1 5 20 +5
S. Muhammad 10 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 2 -8
T. Jones 6 2 0 4 0 0 1 1 1/2 0/1 0/1 0 0 9 -5
N. Pekovic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hill - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Aldrich - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Bjelica - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. LaVine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 240 119 40 30 9 5 11 20 43/89 10/21 23/30 14 26 223 +75