However, after a 113-90 drubbing at the hands of the T'Wolves, the Lakers ceded bragging rights to Rick Adelman's squad for the time being.
In a blowout of epic proportions, Minnesota led wire-to-wire thanks to a franchise-record 47-point first quarter. It was the first time a team had scored 47 points in a single quarter since 2007, according to Basketball-Reference.
The Lakers were out of sorts defensively all night long. They were gashed by Minnesota's big guns to the tune of 48.9 percent shooting from the floor and a 50 percent rate from beyond the arc.
Kevin Love put forth yet another dominant performance, scoring 25 points and pulling down 13 rebounds while Ricky Rubio recorded his second career triple-double, compiling 12 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in the win.
For L.A., there were few bright spots. Only three players in purple and gold finished the night in double figures.
As a team, the Lakers shot a putrid 38 percent from the field, but they did manage to convert on a respectable 10-of-26 three-pointers.