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Kyle Kuzma Drills First 4 Three-Pointers In First Quarter Against Timberwolves

Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers while playing the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma got off to a great start in the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Los Angeles Lakers were hosting the Timberwolves on Sunday, December 27. Kuzma started his game of the season for the Lakers with Anthony Davis out of the lineup.

The former Ute started the game knocking down his first four attempts from beyond the arc and had 14 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and two blocks in nine minutes in the opening quarter of action.

Minnesota was coming off of a win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. It’s the third game of the 2020-21 season for the Lakers. They are 1-1 with a season opening loss to the Clippers and a win over the Dallas Mavericks on Christmas Day.

Versus the Clippers, Kuzma dropped 15 points off the bench in 27 minutes. On Christmas Day, he had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists on 5-of-11 shooting from the field and 3-for-4 from downtown in 22 minutes.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.