Scoreless game started Love's stunning streak

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 2, 2011 - 7:24 AM

Kevin Love (right), Kobe Bryant

Photo: Jerry Holt, Star Tribune

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love hasn't forgotten the last time he didn't have a double-double.

He just can't tell you exactly when it was. "A long, long time ago," he said.

Well, it was more than three months ago when Love went scoreless Nov. 19 vs. the Lakers, who returned to Target Center on Tuesday for the first time since Lamar Odom vexed Love so.

Ten days before that scoreless game, Love had 23 points and 24 rebounds against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

"It's weird, it just happened like that," Love said. "I have no idea why, just polar opposite games. Sometimes things happen for you, and sometimes not so much the next time against the same team."

Love scored the first two points to ensure he wouldn't have another scoreless game and reached a 47th consecutive double-double in the third quarter. He was mostly matched against Andrew Bynum, who was injured in November, rather than Odom.

"He gets a lot of numbers," said Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who wondered how Love got invited to the All-Star Game over Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge while playing for the Western Conference's worst team. "He's a guy that really goes after rebounds, gets all the missed free throws and the ones at the end of quarters. He gets a lot of numbers. It's quite significant."

Bye-bye, Eddy

The Wolves reached a contract buyout with Eddy Curry, the always-injured center whose contract they acquired from New York last week in the trade that also brought them Anthony Randolph. By waiving him before midnight Tuesday, Curry now can sign with a team in time for the playoffs if anybody is interested.

Meanwhile, the Knicks waived Corey Brewer, acquired from the Wolves, while signing Jared Jeffries and claiming Derrick Brown off waivers.

Fare thee well?

If this is really Jackson's final year of coaching -- as he says it is -- then he worked the Target Center sideline for the final time Tuesday (playoffs notwithstanding, of course).

Asked whether he believed this really is it for his friend and mentor, Wolves coach Kurt Rambis said, "It is for next year, yes, I believe that," implying perhaps that Jackson could return after a season away. Jackson has stepped away once before from the Lakers bench, for a season.

Somebody asked Rambis what he learned most from a guy who has coached his teams to a record 11 NBA titles.

"Just learning how to manage players and egos and making sure players are in a system where they're playing basketball the same way," he said. "Players have a different mindset and view the way the game should be played. "


• Wolves guard Martell Webster missed his fourth consecutive game because of a bad back that has bothered him since he needed October surgery. He was not expected to accompany the team to Detroit for Wednesday's game there, but Rambis suggested he might join the team later in the three-game trip.

• The Wolves launched their "More" new season ticket sales campaign for the 2011-12 season, offering lower-level seats for as little as $15 through April 13.

  • related content

  • Knicks waive Corey Brewer

    Wednesday March 2, 2011

    The New York Knicks brought back forward Jared Jeffries and claimed forward Derrick Brown off waivers Tuesday, adding some size for the stretch run.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


Cleveland 4 Suspended
Kansas City 2
Baltimore - W. Chen 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - M. Pineda
Kansas City - D. Duffy 6:05 PM
Cleveland - C. Carrasco
Seattle - J. Paxton 6:07 PM
Toronto - J. Happ
Chicago WSox - C. Bassitt 6:08 PM
Detroit - K. Lobstein
Pittsburgh - F. Liriano 6:10 PM
Atlanta - A. Harang
Houston - N. Tropeano 7:05 PM
Texas - D. Holland
St. Louis - A. Wainwright 7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - T. Wood
Arizona - J. Collmenter 7:10 PM
Minnesota - R. Nolasco
LA Angels - C. Wilson 9:05 PM
Oakland - J. Samardzija
San Francisco - J. Peavy 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
Colorado - T. Matzek 9:10 PM
San Diego - E. Stults
Chicago 7:30 PM
NY Jets
NY Giants 9/25/14 7:25 PM
Buffalo 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Green Bay 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Tennessee 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Carolina 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Detroit 9/28/14 12:00 PM
NY Jets
Tampa Bay 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Miami 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Jacksonville 9/28/14 3:05 PM
San Diego
Atlanta 9/28/14 3:25 PM
Philadelphia 9/28/14 3:25 PM
San Francisco
New Orleans 9/28/14 7:30 PM
Ottawa 2 FINAL
NY Islanders 3
Ottawa 5:00 PM
NY Islanders
New Jersey 0 2nd Prd
NY Rangers 0
Detroit 6:00 PM
Toronto 6:00 PM
Washington 6:00 PM
Minnesota 7:00 PM
St. Louis 7:30 PM
Anaheim 8:00 PM
Colorado 9:00 PM
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
Arizona 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
Texas Tech 9/25/14 6:30 PM
(24) Oklahoma State
Appalachian St 9/25/14 6:30 PM
Ga Southern
(11) UCLA 9/25/14 9:00 PM
(15) Arizona State
Middle Tennessee 9/26/14 7:00 PM
Old Dominion
Fresno State 9/26/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico
Texas-El Paso 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(25) Kansas State
Tennessee 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(12) Georgia
Vanderbilt 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Wyoming 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(9) Michigan State
Northwestern 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Penn State
TCU 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Iowa 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Tulane 9/27/14 11:00 AM
So Florida 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(19) Wisconsin
Colorado State 9/27/14 11:30 AM
Boston College
Western Mich 9/27/14 11:30 AM
Virginia Tech
Maryland 9/27/14 12:30 PM
Akron 9/27/14 12:30 PM
Bowling Green 9/27/14 2:00 PM
Arkansas 9/27/14 2:30 PM
(6) Texas A&M
Kent State 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Western Ky 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Minnesota 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Wake Forest 9/27/14 2:30 PM
FIU 9/27/14 2:30 PM
(1) Florida State 9/27/14 2:30 PM
NC State
Miami-Ohio 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Colorado 9/27/14 3:00 PM
Louisiana Tech 9/27/14 3:00 PM
(5) Auburn
Texas 9/27/14 3:00 PM
Temple 9/27/14 3:00 PM
(16) Stanford 9/27/14 3:15 PM
TX-San Antonio 9/27/14 4:00 PM
Fla Atlantic
South Alabama 9/27/14 4:00 PM
Cincinnati 9/27/14 5:00 PM
(22) Ohio State
Rice 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Southern Miss
Missouri 9/27/14 6:00 PM
(13) So Carolina
Boise State 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Air Force
North Carolina 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Central Mich 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Troy 9/27/14 6:00 PM
New Mexico St 9/27/14 6:30 PM
(17) LSU
Memphis 9/27/14 6:30 PM
(10) Ole Miss
Duke 9/27/14 6:30 PM
Texas State 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Washington St 9/27/14 7:00 PM
(8) Notre Dame 9/27/14 7:00 PM
(7) Baylor 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Iowa State
UNLV 9/27/14 7:00 PM
San Diego St
Illinois 9/27/14 8:00 PM
(21) Nebraska
Oregon State 9/27/14 9:30 PM
(18) USC
Nevada 9/27/14 9:30 PM
San Jose St
Toronto 40 FINAL
Brt Columbia 23
Edmonton 23 FINAL
Hamilton 25
Calgary 15 FINAL
Montreal 31
Ottawa 32 FINAL
Saskatchewan 35
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters





question of the day

Poll: How many games will the Timberwolves win this season?

Weekly Question