Posted November 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Kevin Love has returned from injury with a pair of his customary double-doubles, but neither helped the Minnesota Timberwolves snap out of their funk. It's been a similar story against the Golden State Warriors in recent years, too. Golden State seeks its 10th victory in 12 meetings versus struggling Minnesota, which it hosts Saturday night. The Timberwolves got off to a surprising 5-2 start without Love, who was recovering from a broken right hand, and injured guard Ricky Rubio, but things haven't gone well despite the return of their star forward. Love scored 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 101-94 loss to Denver on Wednesday, then finished with 24 and 13, respectively, in Friday's 103-95 defeat at Portland for Minnesota's fourth straight loss. Nikola Pekovic added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves (5-6), who allowed Portland to shoot 53.8 percent - the best an opponent has shot against them this season. ''We just didn't defend ...
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