MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Love was visibly dejected in the Timberwolves locker room minutes after his team's 87-84 loss to the visiting Houston Rockets. The loss hurt, sure, but Love's cold shooting night also added to the sting.
After missing one game with an eye injury, Love returned to action Wednesday. But Minnesota's star forward was just 3-for-14 from the floor and was 0-for-7 from 3-point range as the Wolves blew a 14-point lead.
Love converted a 3-point play with 3:54 remaining in the first quarter. That would be the last time he would score in the game, however, as he went cold from the floor the rest of the night and finished with seven points. It was one of those nights for the 24-year-old Love, who hasn't looked comfortable shooting since returning from a hand injury that kept him out the first part of the year.
"It was a little bit of both," Love said when asked if it was his hand bothering him or simply an off night.
Through Wednesday's 3-for-14 effort, Love is now shooti...