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Tweet Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love is known to fill up a stat sheet, but the numbers he put together against the Clippers Sunday night were out of this world. Love scored 45 points, pulled down 19 rebounds and handed out six assists, making him one of eight players to ever produce a 45/15/5 stat line. The other seven players to put up those kinds of numbers? Michael Jordan, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Chris Webber, Vince Carter (!) and LeBron James, in a playoff game. Check out the highlights from his big night: If Love can continue to average 25 points, 14 rebounds and four assists over the course of the season, he’ll join Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Elgin Baylor as the only players to do it in NBA history. That’s some pretty elite company. Minnesota lost in overtime 120-116, but that shouldn’t take away from how incredible a night — or season — that Love is putting together individually. -ALR
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There is something to be said about an all around great player in today’s game. Over the last decade or so, too much emphasis has been placed on scoring and flash when discussing and ranking the league’s best players.
With scoring and highlight reel capabilities receiving most (if not all) of the media attention, the ability to rebound the basketball, see the court, play lock...
Despite an amazing game from Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime 120-116 on Sunday.
Chris Paul scored nine of his 19 points in overtime and Blake Griffin scored 32 points to help the Clippers rally in the face of what appeared to be imminent defeat.
Kevin Love turned in a fiery 45 point performance as he brought down 19...
Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman frequently refers to his group as one that's "still figuring it out."
Include the Clippers somewhere near the top of that category.
Despite a career night from Nikola Pekovic, a season-high point output from Kevin Love and victory seemingly in hand with 13 seconds remaining, Minnesota let Los Angeles force overtime and never recovered...
Kevin Love's 45 points wasn't good enough to beat L.A. (image: Keith Allison)Kevin Love's fourth double-double in as many games was his biggest: 45 points and 19 rebounds to go with two 3-pointers, six assists and a steal, but the Minnesota Timberwolves still fell 120-116 in overtime to the Los Angeles Clippers.Love made 15-of-23 shots and 13-of-15 free throws, and he...
Marv Wolfenson hadn't co-owned the Timberwolves for nearly 20 years, but as recently as last month, the first thing he did each morning was put on his Wolves hat and his credential.
"That's pretty meaningful," said team president Chris Wright. "Shows how close he felt to our team."
Wolfenson, who helped bring NBA basketball back to Minnesota after a...
Blake Griffin gets the outlet on a Timberwolves turnover Sunday night, fakes a lob in transition and dunks it on Ricky Rubio:
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Could be just me, but if it’s just Blake Griffin & myself on a fast break I’m sitting that one out. Not going to put me on a poster. H/T Beer Mug Sports
Last night in the Staples Center, the Timberwolves seemed like they were going to coast through 3 quarters, and snatch a win in the 4th … they coasted through all 4. I maintained a positive outlook heading into the 4th quarter because I had faith that we would get to see at least 5 minutes of play from the team that blew the game open against the Blazers on Wednesday. That incarnation...
The Timberwolves all but secured a win over the Clippers Monday night, up 2 with 13.2 seconds left. However, on the inbounds, Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford forced Kevin Martin into a turnover as they stole the ball in the backcourt after the inbounds pass and scored on a Crawford dunk, forcing a 106-106 tie and OT.
The post Clippers Get Steal Vs. Timberwolves To Force OT (Video...
You have to give Ricky Rubio for trying and not giving Clippers star Blake Griffin an uncontested layup. Still Rubio was no match for Griffin, and got a nice elbow to go with this poster dunk.
Blake Griffin threw down a big-time transition dunk on Ricky Rubio during Sunday's Clippers-Timberwolves game.
The Clippers withstood 45 points from Kevin Love and stole an overtime victory on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Blake Griffin and Kevin Love engaged in quite the duel on Sunday night at the Staples Center, and it was Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers who emerged victorious, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-116 in overtime thanks to a Jared Dudley three with 38 seconds left...