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Kevin Love out Saturday vs. Heat due to death in family

Dec 6, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

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Kevin Love will not suit up Saturday night when the Timberwolves host the Miami Heat for the one time this season.

Love’s grandmother has passed away and he is not with the team right now. Timberwolves assistant coach Terry Porter said Friday Love will not play Saturday, tweets the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The Timberwolves released this statement the other day:

“The Timberwolves organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing late last night of Carol Lee Craig, Kevin Love’s maternal grandmother. The Timberwolves send our condolences to the Love family in this difficult time.”

Our thoughts go out to Love and his family as well.

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Love is averaging 23.7 points and 13.6 rebounds a game this season and with those numbers has moved into the fringes of the early MVP conversation. Minnesota will certainly miss his rebounding against a Heat team where crashing the boards is a weakness.

  1. timberwolvesbrisin - Dec 6, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Thoughts with the family.

    Not to be in sensitive but I still think we can compete with them if wade is out.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 6, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      you can say that….. wtf is wrong with you?

  2. timberwolvesbrisin - Dec 6, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Thoughts with the family.

    Not to be insensitive but I still think we can compete with them if wade is out.

  3. antistratfordian - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Condolences to the Love family. Miami is still going to get outrebounded though.

  4. saint1997 - Dec 7, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    This is surreal. I’m 16 and yesterday I just lost my final grandparent – he’s in his mid 20s and he just lost one of his

    • mydoghasfleez - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      Sorry for your loss (& the millions more around the world recently), but what’s your point?

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