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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. L.A. Lakers: Postgame Grades and Analysis for L.A.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The L.A. Lakers throttled the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, 116-94, and they did so with efficient and well-balanced production.

The only part of the Lakers' production that was lopsided was Kobe's, and that's because he absolutely went off for 33 points in three quarters, on 13-of-22 shooting from the field.

Whenever the Timberwolves looked like they might be getting ready for a comeback, Kobe put an end to it with his smooth jumper or an aggressive finish in the paint. 

While the Timberwolves aren't the most formidable Western Conference foe, it's still encouraging for Lakers' fans to see the Lake Show put together an efficient and dominant performance.

It was a true team effort for the Lakers, with Kobe dropping 33 points in 32 minutes of action, and the second unit adding support by accounting for 52 points on 57.6 percent shooting, 

All in all, the Lakers showed fans the kind of team they can be with production from their bench and disciplined, team basketball. 

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