Lakers 104, Wolves 96

Kobe Bryant scored 22 points and added 13 assists to lead the Lakers over the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at Staples Center. The Lakers have won five consecutive games and have a 10-game streak against the Timberwolves. Lamar Odom added 18 points in a reserve role, Pau Gasol had 17 points and a team-leading 14 rebounds. Jordan Farmar scored 12 points and Ron Artest had 10. Andrew Bynum scored 11 before he suffered a strained left Achilles tendon in the third quarter and could not return to the game.

Here’s what Bynum said as he walked from the arena with his foot in a walking boot: “I was running back on (defense). It was just really sharp and really quick. It was one or two seconds and then it calmed down. I didn’t do anything. I was just running this time. I’m calm right now. It doesn’t hurt real bad.”

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