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Timberwolves Vs. Lakers: Kobe Bryant Goes For 31 In 105-85 Rout

Kobe Bryant did not seem to be feeling the effects of his All-Star Game injury on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Lakers easily-handled the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-85.

The masked Bryant scored 31 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished eight assists. Andrew Bynum added 13 points and 13 rebounds as well.

The Wolves played without All-Star Kevin Love, who missed the game due to sickness and not the rib and back injuries that caused him to miss playing time in the Clippers game. In his place, Minnesota was led by Michael Beasley (14 points) and Martell Webster (14 points).

Ricky Rubio only scored three but made the highlight of the night on a through-the-legs pass past Derek Fisher.

Minnesota plays the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, the third game of a three games in three nights road trip. Hopefully they'll have Kevin Love back in the line-up.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.