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Towns, Timberwolves Pull Away to Beat Reeling Lakers 124-104

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) celebrates with Patrick Beverley (22) and D'Angelo Russell (0) during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) celebrates with Patrick Beverley (22) and D'Angelo Russell (0) during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
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Minneapolis (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have been gobbling up wins against struggling teams, including this one against the uncharacteristically reeling Los Angeles Lakers.

The next stretch for Minnesota, closing in on just the second postseason appearance for the franchise in 18 years, will provide a much tougher test.