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All you need is Love — Kevin gets 31 points, 31 rebounds

Nov 13, 2010, 3:27 AM EDT


The Detroit Pistons were in the visiting locker room at Staples Center, having just beaten the Clippers, when all of a sudden Tracy McGrath just let’s out a “day-am” that turns heads when he saw it on his phone, according to Eric Incus of HoopsWorld.

Rudy Gay was tweeting about it.

Even for other NBA players, Kevin Love’s 31 point, 31 rebound night is insane. You read that right, 31-31.

The last person to have a 30-30 night was Moses Malone 28 years ago. Love had 15 rebounds in the third quarter alone.

We’ve been preaching Love a lot here at PBT, but he has not gotten the love of coach Kurt Rambis, who has kept his minutes down in some games questioning his focus and defense. As we said before, that’s a great theory if you’re replacing him with a quality player, but Love is the best guy on the Minnesota roster. This is why you need to give him lots of run.

What Love did was help the Timberwolves pull a Jazz — they were down by 21 early in the third but came back to win their third game of the season.

  1. lebronsinsecurity - Nov 13, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    The big difference in this game was his intensity.. After the game against the Kings when Beasley single handedly took the game over(Love had something like 7 points, an off night) Beasley echoed what Rambis has been preaching the first 10 games..If Love played with full blown intensity for a full game, he would be ridiculous.. Guess he was right.. Congrats Love! Who knows, maybe Kurt’s angle with playing time will pay off in the long run..I don’t always agree with it, but I’m no coach.. PBT will always disagree, but box scores never tell the story.. Regardless, it was nice to have back to back complete games by the T-wolves, it’s been a long long time..

  2. ibejeph - Nov 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Wow, video game numbers. I guess all that coaching paid off! Just kidding! Helin, your vigil has been rewarded. Seriously, what a game. Just awesome.

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