Found April 05, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS For a month, Kevin Love pushed the limits of what one man can do. In March, he became the first player in NBA history to lead the league in points, rebounds and 3-pointers for a single month, his heroics the only thing wedged between the Minnesota Timberwolves and a full-scale collapse.Love was holding reality at bay, the reality of a team depleted by injuries and riddled with youth and a hint of immaturity, but that all has crashed down around him in the past few weeks. Sure, there's still the pride of being that guy, the pillar of a team, but that pride is becoming less and less of an antidote with every loss.This season, Love has been as close to perfect for the Timberwolves as a 23-year-old player can be. With every game-winning shot and 30-point night, he's upped the expectations, and for most of the season, he wouldn't have had it any other way. But now, with a flagging defense and uninspired offense, Love is beginning to feel like those expectations a...

Wolves stunned into silence after setback

MINNEAPOLIS The worse the loss, the more he stares at the carpet. The bigger the disappointment, the closer his voice drops to a mere whisper. On Wednesday night, Kevin Love never once looked up. In the moments after the most disappointing Timberwolves' loss of the season, he was barely audible. His was the wavering voice of frustration, a far cry from the confidence of an...

Minutes taking their toll for Kevin Love

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer All those minutes on the court finally seem to be catching up to Kevin Love. The Minnesota Timberwolves' All-Star leads the NBA in minutes played this season. After another 43 of them in a loss to Golden State on Wednesday night, Love admitted that he's starting feel the toll. Love still...

Wolves' roster largely returns to full health

MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves' lineup on Wednesday will look very different than it did Monday, as both J.J. Barea and Nikola Pekovic are healthy and starting.Pekovic, who played 19 minutes in Monday's loss in Sacramento, missed seven games with bone spurs in his right ankle. Barea has been out since March 23 with a thigh contusion that he suffered at the end of a game in...

WAG – Zuleyka Rivera

Today’s WAG is former Miss Puerto Rico Universe & Miss Universe, Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza. She’s been dating J.J. Barea of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the two have a child together. addthis_url = ''; addthis_title = 'WAG+%26%238211%3B+Zuleyka...

Wolves seek skid-stopper vs. Warriors, again

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors are in the process of falling completely out of playoff contention. That trend will continue for one team Wednesday night when Minnesota looks to end another three-game slide by beating the visiting Warriors for the second time in just over two weeks. The Timberwolves (25-30) have dropped 4 12 games behind Houston for the eighth...

Unlike others, Love's story has lasted

MINNEAPOLIS On March 24, Jeremy Lin injured his knee, thereby dealing the death blow to the NBA's feel-good story of the moment. But don't call it fleeting the Lin phenomenon lasted a whole month and a half. Yes, that's right, a month. Exactly 49 days separated Lin's breakout 25-point night and his season-ending injury, and yet it somehow became an era. Linsanity...

Timberwolves-Hornets Preview

Fading out of playoff contention in the Western Conference, the banged-up Minnesota Timberwolves are looking for anything positive to help them get back on track. A visit to New Orleans might be what they need. Looking to avoid a season-high fifth consecutive defeat, the Timberwolves try to take advantage of a matchup with the conference-worst Hornets on Saturday night. Without...
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