Halftime: Lakers 64, Timberwolves 60

MINNEAPOLIS — The Lakers learned why the Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-3 in January, struggling to stay ahead of them in the first half. Andrew Bynum scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 64-60 lead. Kobe Bryant had 14 points and five rebounds and Pau Gasol had nine points for the Lakers. Ryan Gomes led the Timberwolves with 14 points, and Al Jefferson added 11 points. Kevin Love, a former UCLA standout, had a much better showing than in his first game against the Lakers. Love had eight points and six rebounds.