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NBA: Lebron James Delivers The Lakers To A 3rd Win Of The Regular Season

LeBron James had 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and Kyle Kuzma scored six of his 21 points in the final minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 114-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Josh Hart scored 21 points and Brandon Ingram added 20 for the Lakers, who avenged a loss at Minnesota nine days earlier with a tenacious finish at Staples Center.

Kuzma’s fourth 3-pointer put the Lakers up 111-104 with 1:51 to play for their biggest lead of the night. Derrick Rose promptly hit back-to-back 3-pointers for the Wolves, trimming the lead to one with 1:06 left.

Kuzma hit one of two free throws with 9.5 seconds left after two huge offensive rebounds by Tyson Chandler, who had nine boards in an auspicious Lakers debut. Rose missed a 3 under heavy defensive pressure from Chandler, and Hart hit two free throws to seal it.

Rose scored 31 points and Jimmy Butler added 24 for the Timberwolves, who dropped to 0-7 on the road this season with their fourth consecutive loss overall. Minnesota had won five straight over the Lakers.

James fell just shy of his 75th triple-double, but scored nine points in the fourth quarter.

Next is Lakers at the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

Wednesday night results;

leveland Cavaliers 86:95 Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic 96:103 Detroit Pistons
Atlanta Hawks 107:112 New York Knicks
Miami Heat 95:88 San Antonio Spurs
Indiana Pacers 94:100 Philadelphia 76ers
Memphis Grizzlies 89:87 Denver Nuggets
New Orleans Pelicans 107:98 Chicago Bulls
Utah Jazz 117:102 Dallas Mavericks
Sacramento Kings 105:114 Toronto Raptors
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