Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The game was almost an afterthought, and the size of the Timberwolves' loss was anyone's educated guess. What the fans came to see Tuesday night at Target Center, the real show, were the youngest of NBA superstars, the next generation of talent that makes any ticket worth its price. Derrick Rose and Kevin Love were what mattered, the reason to watch a 111-100 Minnesota loss to the Chicago Bulls. Each is the face of his team, a young leader, but in the years since they were drafted just minutes apart in 2008, the two players have followed divergent paths. Picked first, Rose went to his hometown team, rich in basketball tradition but coming off a series of mediocre years. Chosen fifth, Love landed in Minnesota, with less tradition and more mediocrity in its recent past. Both 23-year-olds have delivered on the early promise their teams recognized in them, but Rose has helped to transform the Bulls back into competitors. Love, for all his spectacular numbers and the res...
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