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Kevin Love drains three to send game to OT, saves Timberwolves win (VIDEO)

Oct 30, 2013, 11:18 PM EDT

Minnesota was in danger of dropping their home opener to an Orlando team on the second night of a road back-to-back — then Kevin Love showed he has the clutch gene.

As our own D.J. Foster noted on twitter, Rick Adelman loves this elevator screen on the sideline out of bounds — and it worked to perfection here (they beat the Clippers with it last season). Love springs out for the three while Orlando defenders clearly expect someone to switch out on him, that doesn’t happen and watch Nikola Pekovic do a really good imitation of a Minnesota Vikings guard blocking for Adrian Peterson by moving his feet and keeping his man in front of him (which is not legal in the NBA but he got away with it).

Love buried the shot and the Timberwolves went on to win 120-115. It wasn’t all pretty but if your goal is to make the playoffs they aren’t all going to be that way and the Timberwolves got the win.

  1. doorharp11 - Oct 31, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    i thought this was a good win klove having 31 pts 17 reb pek with 20+ pts 10+ reb kmartin 20+ pts brewer with 17 rubio with a double double. i like what i am seeing and this season is only going to get better!

  2. lofty35 - Oct 31, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Pekovic had 11 points and 7 rebounds. Yes Martin had 23 points but he was 6-19 shooting

  3. pbtunpaidwriter - Nov 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Doors stay open during the elevator screen? I thought they should close like the Warriors run the play.

    Either way..Wolves ran it to perfection.

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