It was another disappointing night for the LA Lakers as they fell to another defeat, this time at the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In the clash of the bottom two in the Western Conference, Minnesota ran out one point winners in Los Angeles beating the Lakers 120-119.
It was high drama all night long as Kobe Bryant was the biggest star on the night despite the Lakers loss.
Bryant hit 26 points with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Lakers loss.
That wasn't enough for the Lakers and it all came down to Bryant in the end who choked when it came to his really big moment.
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The Lakers were outscored in the final three quarters as they fell at home, but the night will be disappointing for one man in particular.
Once the Timberwolves Thaddeus Young scored a free throw with two seconds left in the game to put the Wolves up by one point, the fans knew they were in for a big finish.
The ball found it way to the games star man in Bryant who took a 25-foot three point jumper but saw his effort miss and confirm the Lakers loss.
Mo Williams shone for the Timberwolves as the Point Guard scored 25 points in the game as well as 11 assists and one rebound.
The nervy ending in Los Angeles ended a big night in the NBA on a dramatic note as the Timberwolves got their first win in three games.
Clash of the bottom
The Timberwolves ended their three game losing streak in Los Angeles whilst the Lakers losing streak extends to four.
The Lakers will now have Saturday to reflect on their shortcomings during the game with Minnesota and try and go one better against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday Night.
The 13-3 Raptors who top the Eastern conference will travel to Los Angeles and pose a very tough task for the Lakers who are desperate to get off of the bottom of the standings.
As for the now 4-10 Timberwolves, they continue their road trip along the West coast by visiting the Portland Trail Blazers whose nine game winning streak came to an end tonight.
With the Blazers in the third seeded position in the West, they will be looking to get back to winning ways against the struggling Timberwolves.
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