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Ex-UCLA Bruin LaVine has 18-point 2nd quarter to lead T-Wolves over Lakers 120-119

  • Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine takes the ball between Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, and Wesley Johnson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine takes the ball between Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, and Wesley Johnson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant grabs a rebound in front of Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant grabs a rebound in front of Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant celebrates after teammate Nick Young scored while being fouled against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant celebrates after teammate Nick Young scored while being fouled against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)  (The Associated Press)

Rookie guard Zach LaVine scored 18 of his team-high 28 points off the bench in the second quarter, and Mo Williams had 25 points and 11 assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Los Angeles Lakers 120-119 on Friday night. Kobe Bryant missed a 3-pointer as time expired that helped seal the win for Minnesota.

LaVine, the 13th overall pick in the draft out of UCLA, played 25 minutes in his Staples Center debut and made 11 of 14 shots. He was the fifth and last player off the Timberwolves bench as they snapped a three-game losing streak.

Bryant finished with 26 points on 10 for 18 shooting and Nick Young scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter. Wesley Johnson had 19 points against his former club and Jeremy Lin had 18 points and 11 assists in the Lakers' fourth straight loss. Seven of their 13 defeats this season have been by seven or fewer points.