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Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

Posted on: November 12, 2010 10:33 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2010 11:44 pm
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Wolves forward notches insane numbers, of 31 points and 31 rebounds in win over Knicks
Posted by Matt Moore

Kevin Love notched 31 points and 31 rebounds tonight in the greatest performance across the two categories in 28 years. The last player to notch a 30-30? Moses Malone in 1982. Absolutely unbelievable. And on top of it all, the Wolves beat the Knicks for their second consecutive win 112-101.

Love actually hit 30 rebounds first is the insane part. He nailed a three-pointer with 1:17 remaining to hit the 31 point mark, and naturally received a standing ovation from the crowd. 31 rebounds is a team record for Minnesota.

Love gets a ton of his own offensive rebounds which some say pad his stats, but in reality, don't you want your player to pursue his own miss? Meanwhile, a performance of this magnitude is simply overwhelming. That it drowns out Michael Beasley's 35 points is something in and of itself. As Walt Frazier said, Love was "rebounding and astounding."

It may be time for Kevin Love to start getting these minutes regularly that he's been denied. What's stunning is the team still likely still not big on him due to their own steadfast scouting of him as a poor defender with attitude problems, which no one else can figure out.

For one night at least, Kevin Love is a legend. A simply amazing performance for one of the league's young stars.

For comparison, here's a list of players who didn't have 31 rebounds total coming into tonight's games, this entire season.

Yao Ming (5 games)
Shaquille O'Neal (4 games)
DeAndre Jordan (9 games)
Carl Landry (7 games)
Spencer Hawes (8 game)
Timofey Mozgov (8 games)
Hasheem Thabeet (8 games)
Hamed Haddadi (8 games)
DeSagana Diop (8 games)
Ronny Turiaf (7 games)
Jermaine O'Neal (7 games)

And hey, Love was only 24 rebounds short of the record of 55 set by Wilt Chamberlain!
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Yeah, Wilt was insane. But Love's pretty good, too.

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Comments

Since: Jul 15, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2010 9:13 pm
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

What a great performance!!
I wish I could have witness it in person. There is no way anyone will come close to repeating this feat this year or this decade.




If the NBA has any smart executuves, then they will tout the hell out of this achievement.





Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2010 5:01 pm
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

I remember my buddy called Kevin Love a bust only after his rookie season. He ate his own words last night after that game. Its amazing what happens when Love gets more playing time with Al Jefferson now in Utah.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 4:11 pm
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

Geez. it's funny that this blog was about Love, who is this Lowe you speak of? Can you fill us all in on this guy? What was his stat line for the night? Huh Wheels-off, what's that? Oh, you meant Love, I clearly thought you were talking about someone else. Don't be a dick when you can't even spell right, and the letter V isn't even close to the letter W on a keyboard, do you have anything intelligent to say or do you like looking like an idiot when you attempt to insult someone? LOSER!!!!



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2010 2:47 pm
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

"31 points is a team record for Minnesota."

"[I]t drowns out 's 35 points."

Really?  I defend writers on this site a lot, but I'm not sure what to say about that. 


I'll tell you what to say. NOTHING.  You and half of the rest on these boards are a joke for even complaining about it.

The worst part is all of you know exactly what he meant to say, it was an honest mistake, not a big deal.

Blogging isn't comparable to writers for a newspaper.  Writers on sites like this are constantly writing, blogging, etc   There isn't the time for proofing things other publications have and mistakes will happen.

Once again. Not a big deal.  You guys complaining really need to get a life.





Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2010 12:21 pm
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

really? stop being a dick geez. some people on these message boards really need to chill out. it's not that big of a deal we al knew what he meant.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2010 3:27 am
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

In a rush to do what?  You had the time to sit down and write, didn't you?  Either make it right or don't do it at all.  Seems they'll let anyone have a blog these days.




Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 11:50 pm
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

Thanks for the quick correction.



Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 11:45 pm
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

I was in a rush! It happens. I obviously meant boards.



Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 11:36 pm
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

"31 points is a team record for Minnesota"

Pretty sure that must be typo, since Beasley scored 42 last night. Must have been refering to rebounds.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2010 11:11 pm
 

Kevin Love goes berserk with 31-31 in Wolves win

And once again, the Knicks suck and are incredibly overrated.  


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