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Lakers blow late lead before beating Timberwolves in overtime, 101-99

Lakers blow late lead before beating Timberwolves in overtime, 101-99

Jordan Clarkson sank a pair of free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Lakers a 101-99 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in Minnesota. Chase Budinger made a three-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force the extra session, with Minnesota overcoming a late five-point deficit. Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng made two huge plays, making a jump shot with 18.7 seconds left in overtime followed by a block on Wayne Ellington's layup in the final seconds, but Clarkson grabbed the offensive rebound and was fouled by Zach LaVine to set up the winning free throws. Clarkson finished with 20 points, making all eight of his free...

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