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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