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Lakers rally to avoid franchise-worst losing streak, defeat the Timberwolves, 119-115

Lakers rally to avoid franchise-worst losing streak, defeat the Timberwolves, 119-115

The Lakers avoided setting a new franchise mark in futility on Tuesday night, ending a 10-game losing streak with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, 119-115.

While the Lakers have lost 10 straight before, never 11.  When the Timberwolves took an early eight-point lead, the Lakers looked like a squad destined for another defeat.

Instead the team rallied, pushing ahead by as many as 16 points -- the makings of a comfortable win.

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