Tuesday (Inside the numbers of Kevin Love's double-double streak) edition: Wha' Happened?

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • March 1, 2011 - 8:59 AM

On Nov. 19 in Minneapolis, Kevin Love was held without a single point. He also had just seven rebounds. All of this in 34 minutes of play.

This is significant for a couple of reasons: The opponent in that home game was the Los Angeles Lakers, who happen to be the Wolves' opponent tonight at Target Center. And three nights after getting shut down by L.A., Love had 24 points and 17 rebounds against the OKC Thunder -- starting a string of 46 consecutive double-doubles he brings into tonight's game.

As such, we thought now would be a good time to go inside the numb#rs of Love's streak for a deeper look at what he has accomplished:

*Number of times he's scored at least 20 points during the streak: 30 (though he's been held under 20 in five of his last seven).

*Number of times he's had at least 20 rebounds during the streak: 7.

*Number of times he's had at least 15 rebounds during the streak: 32.

*Number of 30/20 games during the streak: 3.

*Close calls: Love entered the fourth quarter against Memphis on Feb. 2 with just four points. But he scored six in the final quarter to finish with exactly 10 points and 10 rebounds. ... In total, he's had 8 games with 10 or 11 rebounds and 7 games with 10, 11 or 12 points. ... Until his 37/23 game the other night, he seemed a little vulnerable -- posting lines of 12/11, 15/11, 11/14 in three of his previous five games.

*Number of individual games during the streak in which he has shot 50 percent or better from the field: 20.

*Number of times during the streak that he's had at least seven offensive rebounds in a game: 13.

*Wolves' record during the streak: 10-36 (.278 winning percentage).

*Wolves' record before the streak: 4-10 (.286 winning percentage).

*Number of times he failed to get a double-double before the streak started: 5 of 16 games.

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