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DENVER -- What could have been a costly two-game trip ended positively for the Minnesota Timberwolves. With Ricky Rubio back in Minneapolis and Kevin Love on the bench due to an injured hand, the Timberwolves came up with an unexpected win Thursday against the Denver Nuggets, shrugging off a poor game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Jose Juan Barea came off the bench to score 17 points -- 12 in the fourth quarter -- Alexey Shved also had 17 points, and the Timberwolves overcame the loss of Love to beat the Nuggets 101-97. "It's huge. It tells a lot about our team," Barea said. "We had a disappointing loss last night, and we come into Denver, a hard place to win, and we get the W." Ty Lawson, who returned from a one-game absence, and Kosta Koufas scored 16 points each for the Nuggets (18-16), who had their eight-game home winning streak snapped. "There's always four, five, six games a year where you embarrass yourself, and tonight was on...
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Kevin Love has reportedly refractured the same hand that he injured before the season, which forced him to miss nine games.
MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Love has re-fractured the third metacarpal on his right (shooting) hand, the Timberwolves announced Saturday. Andy Weiland, the hand specialist who treated Love's previous break, will examine the power forward in New York later this week, and more information about the treatment will be known then.
Love injured his hand in the third quarter of Thursday'...
The season from hell continues for Kevin Love, but Thursday night didn't end quite as badly as did the power forward's last trip to Denver, when he suffered a concussion that ended his 2011-12 season.Love left Thursday's 101-97 win with a sprained finger on his right hand with 4:15 remaining in the third quarter. At the time, his team was down, 66-55, and he had logged...
MINNEAPOLIS As the clock ticked to zero on the Timberwolves' 111-107 win over Phoenix on Sunday, Kevin Love walked to the sideline and enveloped Shawn Respert in a hug.
This wasn't just an "oh, hey, we won, let's hug" sort of embrace. That's hardly Love's style. It was a pointed move after the power forward finished the night with 23 points and 18...
Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love is an all-star, an Olympian, a walk double-double, and possibly the leagues best rebounder. Love definitely continues to receives criticism and has a handful of skeptics and critics who don’t see a max value player in that body. People never question or insinuate that Love is not good, which is exactly [...]
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MINNEAPOLIS There are no simple mathematics to missing Kevin Love.
On Saturday, the Timberwolves lost by five points, 102-97, to the Trail Blazers. Love is good for those five points, easy. He's good for an average of 18 this season, 30 or more when he's on. But that comes at the expense, perhaps, of Derrick Williams' 18 fourth-quarter points Saturday, of Dante Cunningham...
DENVER (AP) -- Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has left Minnesota's game against the Denver Nuggets after spraining a finger on his right hand in the third quarter.
His return Thursday night was questionable.
Love was sliding past a Nuggets player in the lane when he suddenly clutched at his hand and headed into the training room. Love had 12 points and 17 rebounds before departing...
Things are not going terribly well for Kevin Love so far this season.
He missed the beginning of the season with a fractured right hand, and recently returned to play in 18 games for the Timberwolves. Now, it looks like he will have to miss some additional time, as he fractured his right hand once again. Via Real GM:
Kevin Love has refractured the third metacarpal in his right...
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) taken this afternoon at TRIA Orthopadedic Center revealed that forward Kevin Love suffered a re-fracture of his third metacarpal in his right hand. The injury occurred during the third quarter of Thursday’s game at Denver.
Love will be examined by Dr. Andy Weiland, a hand specialist at Hospital...
Kevin Love is hurt again, but the Minnesota Timberwolves withstood his latest injury their last time out.
Having him available against the Portland Trail Blazers hasn't mattered much.
With Love's status unclear, the Timberwolves will try to beat their Northwest Division rivals for just the third time in over five years Saturday night.
Love is nursing a sprained finger...
MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves will be without Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio for Saturday night's game against the Trail Blazers. Love is sidelined with the sprained finger in his right hand that he sustained in the third quarter of Thursday's game, and Rubio has still not recovered from the back spasms that caused him to miss the past three games.Rubio was present at shootaround...
So yeah, anyone who wasn’t sure if the Minnesota Timberwolves were cursed when Ricky Rubio decided to stay in Spain, injured his knee last season when leading something of an offensive revival for a fiesty T-wolves squad, or when lynchpin forward Kevin Love fractured his shooting hand in October which put him out for all but 18 games of this season can now be assured that the...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Something in the water
It seems like you cannot say Minnesota without thinking of injuries. There were the various injuries to Kevin Love at the beginning of the year, including a broken hand. There was Brandon Roy coming out of retirement and then possibly going back into retirement...