Kevin Love recorded 31 points and 17 rebounds and hit a game-tying trey at the end of regulation as the Minnesota Timberwolves went on to take 120-115 win over the young and rebuilding Orlando Magic on Wednesday at Target Center.
Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams dunks over a motorcycle while competing in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando, Florida, February 25, 2012.
Notes From The Game
*Love racked up 24 points and 14 rebounds through the first three quarters. Kevin Martin (23 points) and Cory Brewer (16 points) contributed solidly in their first game with the T-Wolves this season. Ricky Rubio dished out 11 dimes to go along with 13 points while Nikola Pekovic had 11 points and 7 rebounds.
*Nikola Vucevic also had a monster game with 22 points and 16 rebounds with 3 block shots. The third-year center has been a double-double machine for the Magic ever since the Philadelphia 76ers shipped him to Orlando as part of the now infamous Dwight Howard trade.
*Aaron Afflalo led the way for the Magic with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists while Jameer Nelson added 18 points and 8 dimes in 41 minutes of playing time.
Best Quotes From The Game
"A little more upset about the 3 they got off," Afflalo told the press after the loss via ESPN. "We should've just had a little more communication and not even been in that position.
"It kind of hurts more when you feel like you've got the game won, after all we've been through last season and trying to build this season, we want to start capitalizing on these type of game," he added.
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