Love in lineup tonight vs. Pacers, aiming for that 52nd consecutive double-double
March 9, 2011 — 8:42pm
Kevin Love did start tonight against the Pacers, despite that bruised knee that made him a game-time decision.
He's aiming for his 52nd consecutive double-double, a streak that would surpass Moses Malone's 51-gamer as the longest in the NBA since the NBA/ABA merger in 1976.
As for other stuff:
* Lazar Hayward is out tonight because of that gastroenteritis thing that has hit Wes Johnson, Sebastian Telfair and Anthony Randolph ever since they all ate at the same place in Philadelphia last week. At least that's what Kurt Rambis thinks the common thread is.
* Randolph is back after missing practice Tuesday and is available to play.
Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.
Those who knew Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler long ago are having their allegiances tested now that the pride of Tomball, Tex., is playing the Houston Rockets tonight in Game 2 of their NBA playoff series.