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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Timberwolves' Kevin Love expects to play versus Spurs


By on 4/08/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves dropped back to .500 on the season following a 100-92 loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday. At 38-38, the Timberwolves are third in the Northwest Division and 10th in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves were without Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger, Shabazz Muhammad and Kevin Love. A bit of good news on the injury front is that Love is expected to play today against the Spurs.

 Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons

Jerry Zgoda, who covers the Timberwolves for the Star Tribune, tweeted the following on the Timberwolves' injuries.

With the Timberwolves shorthanded, expect Dante Cunningham, Corey Brewer, Robbie Hummel and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to continue to see extended playing time.Cunningham had 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 34 minutes against the Magic, while Brewer added 15 points in 33 minutes. Mbah a Moute had 10 points and three rebounds off the bench. Hummel had 12 points and six rebounds in 33 minutes.

Love has missed four games this season due to injury.  The six-year veteran out of UCLA is averaging 26 points, 12.6 rebounds and a career best 4.4 assists per game this season.  In 359 career games, Love has averages of 19.1 points and 12.2 rebounds per game.

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