Kevin McHale, then the Timberwolves’ vice president of basketball operations, was the one who traded for 19-year-old UCLA star Kevin Love in the summer of 2008.
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Four memorable Kevin Love games
- August 23, 2014 - 8:57 PM
Love was a stats machine with the Wolves. Here were four standout games:
Nov. 12, 2010
Wolves 112, New York 103: Early in his third season, Love put up the first 30-30 game in the NBA in 28 years, with 31 points and 31 rebounds at Target Center. The game was not televised locally.
March 23, 2012
Oklahoma City 149, Wolves 140 (2OT): Love scored a career-high 51 points, but Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 85 for the host Thunder.
Dec. 13, 2013
San Antonio 117, Wolves 110: Love scored 42 points on the road against the Spurs, who would go on to win the NBA championship. Love made eight of nine threes. He also had 14 rebounds.
Feb. 22, 2014
Wolves 121, Utah 104: Love posted the first triple-double of his career with 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. He did all that in just 33 minutes of playing time.
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