Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/28/12
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SACRAMENTO -- Minnesota All-Star power forward Kevin Love says his game is nowhere near his normal level. However, the Timberwolves badly needed a victory Tuesday, and he made sure they got one. Minnesota executed down the stretch and ended a five-game losing streak with a 97-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings before a small crowd of 10,741 at Sleep Train Arena. Love finished with 23 points and an NBA season-high 24 rebounds. He did most of his work around the basket, but his biggest hoop came on a 15-foot turnaround launch as the shot clock expired with 12 seconds left. The basket gave the Wolves a 95-89 lead and ended Sacramento's comeback bid. Thanks to Love, Minnesota dominated the Kings on the boards, 51-36. Love was playing in just his fourth game of the season as he comes back from a broken right hand. "I'm still a ways away," he said. "I came back and played three games in four nights with no practice. I had one practice (Monday), and then right into a back-t...
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