Kevin Love Drops 31 as T’Wolves Top Lakers in 4-Game Night

Kevin Love Shot

Kevin Love had a 31 point, 17 rebound night as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised by the L.A. Lakers 109-99, with Kevin Martin dropping a game high 32 points.

The win brings the Timberwolves back to .500 as they reached a 24-24 record, whilst the Lakers fell to 16-32 for the season.

The talk pre-game was surrounding Pau Gasol and his on and off trade with Phoenix, which has now seemingly been called off, but when came down to business, the Lakers simply couldn’t walk the walk.

Steve Nash and Steve Blake both started for the Lakers, but were no match for Martin and Love, who combined for 63 points for the hosts.

In the other games of the night, the Indiana Pacers continued their superb form behind a David West double-double, taking a 89-85 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

The Chicago Bulls took the 101-92 win over the Phoenix Suns in Arizona thanks to a strong 1st half performance, with Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah both going for double-doubles.

The final game of the night saw the out of sorts Charlotte Bobcats travel to Golden State, and despite their record, the visitors pulled out a seemingly comfortable 91-75 win at the Oracle Arena, behind an Al Jefferson 31 point, 13 rebound double-double.

Tonight we will see a 12-game night in the league, with Cleveland hosting the Lakers, Boston travelling to Philadelphia, Washington welcoming the San Antonio Spurs, Detroit making the trip to Orlando, Portland taking on New York at MSG, Phoenix travelling to Houston, Dallas taking on Memphis, Atlanta facing New Orleans, Minnesotta taking on Oklahoma, Denver hosting the Bucks, Toronto taking on The Kings and Miami travelling to LA to take on the Clippers.

Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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