G Chris Paul scored 14 points for Los Angeles. Paul managed 5-of-18 shooting and misfired on all eight of his 3-point attempts.
G Bradley Beal added 27 points for the Wizards, who are 19-7 when all five starters score in double figures.
F Carmelo Anthony did not play for his second straight game because of a sore left knee.
F Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points for the Timberwolves (28-44), who lost their fifth straight game.
G/F Bojan Bogdanovic sat out with lower back stiffness. He scored 17 points in 26 minutes against Brooklyn on Friday.
G Dejounte Murray missed his eighth straight game with a left groin injury.
F DeMarre Carroll sat out Saturday’s game with a sore lower back. PJ Tucker started.