The Lakers extended their winning streak against the Wolves to 18 straight games with a 105-102 victory. That wasn’t the worst part of the game. Ricky Rubio while trying to take a charge from Kobe Bryant in the waning seconds of the game banged knees and appeared to hyper-extended his own. He was seen grimacing on the sideline and during a timeout tried walking on it but to no success. While the loss was very devastating, the impending absence of Rubio could be much worse. He will have an MRI and be evaluated further tomorrow.

Kevin Love missed the game due to back spasms. A 3-point loss without our best player is just another sign of how far this team has come since its abysmal 17-65 season a year ago.