Hey, you. Were you in Minneapolis last night around 7 p.m. Central Time? Did you go see the Timberwolves play the Kings in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day showdown at Target Center?
Well, boy, does Kevin Love have a deal for you. The Minnesota All-Star forward is putting together another crazy year statistically -- averaging 25.0 points per game and 14.6 rebounds per game -- and, joined by Ricky Rubio, Minnesota is suddenly a team everyone wants to see.
Home attendance at the Target Center is at an eight-year high and the team is ninth in the league in total attendance according to Basketball-Reference. It is the first time the team has averaged more than 17,000 in attendance since Kevin Garnett was traded. The team may find success at flirting around .500, but the Target Center is once again a place people go to see basketball.
There were 16,159 fans in attendance at Minnesota's 99-86 win over Sacramento on Monday night to see Love post 33 points and 11 rebounds. That num...