Love Returns But Timberwolves Lose
The Timberwolves surprisingly welcomed top scorer and rebounder Kevin Love back Wednesday night but Minnesota still fell to Denver 101-94. Denver out-scored the Wolves 32-21 in the 4th quarter to spoil Love's return. Love wasn't expected back until early December from a broken right hand. He wore a brace around the knuckles but it didn't effect his shot. Love was 12-25 from the field for 34 points and he added 14 rebounds.
Love was just 2-9 from 3-point range. J.J. Barea added 12 points in 20 minutes coming back from a sprained foot. Nikola Pekovic returned from a sprained ankle to score 10 points. Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 19 points.
The Wolves fall to 5-5 and will start a west coast swing in Portland Friday night at 9pm, pregame on WJON at 8:30.