Kevin Love, Wolves
The forward known for stretching the floor with his three-point shooting turned to an inside game in Nikola Pekovic’s absence, making 13 of 18 free throws on the way to 31 points. He also had 17 rebounds, in his other area of expertise.
By the NUMBERS
7 Consecutive losses for the Lakers.
25 Minutes played by Lakers guard Steve Nash, 10 more than he was supposed to play in his first game back since Nov. 10 because of nerve problems in his back.
0 Points in 31 minutes for Lakers guard Steve Blake, playing for the first time since Dec. 10 because of a torn ligament in his right elbow.
70 Points by the Lakers’ reserves.
19 Losses for the Lakers in their past 22 games.
7 Years the Lakers had gone (nearly) since they last lost at Target Center.