The Lakers stopped a five-game skid with a 106-98 victory over the depleted Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Ryan Kelly led the Lakers with 21 points, making five of six three-point shots. Rookie Jabari Brown added 20 points and had a career-high seven assists.
Fellow first-year players Tarik Black (career-high 18 points, 10 rebounds) and Jordan Clarkson (18 points, nine assists) also had big games. Wesley Johnson finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Kelly added seven assists, the Lakers dishing 35 on 41 made baskets.
Andrew Wiggins, likely the NBA's rookie of the year, was a force for the Timberwolves, scoring 29...