Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 11:00 am  |  29 responses

Kevin Love Records Another 20-20, Eyes Record

Last night in Washington, for the third straight game and 11th time this season, Kevin Love recorded over 20 points and 20 rebounds. Even more impressive, the 20 point 21 rebound performance was his 50th straight double-double. The power forward is now one game shy of tying Moses Malone’s record of 51 straight double-doubles. He could tie the record at home on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks, and break it against Indiana on Wednesday. Maybe then Mike Beasley—who last night said, “Yeah, it’s kind of normal now. Tell me 40-40 and I’ll get excited”—will get pumped by Love’s feats.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    If he gets a 40-40 he should be put on a good team by stern.

  • dma

    Anybody know what Mose’s team’s record when he set it?

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lightsout

    dma, they (rockets) went 47-35.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    i don’t know if these records really represent greatness. i’ve seen this dude take 2-3 steps back from his man, hopes he misses and grabs the rebound.

  • Eugene

    @Jono if he did that no coach would put him on the court. Also I really dont belive that you have watched a wolves games all year.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Eugene, it’s true. KLove is a stat padder. I respect Love but his gaudy stats honestly dont contribute to his teams’ victory as much as you’d think. The Wolves record proves it.

  • logues

    u guys are idiots. have u seen the twolves roster? have u even watched a twolves game? they are terrible, its almost like watching a wnba game. i should know, im from sota. his lack of “contributions” is not why they are not winning games

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Logues, you’d think that someone averaging 21 and 15 would be able to lead his team to a few more wins than his rebounding average wouldn’t you? Don’t blame the team, Beasley is good, Darko is defense inside, Wes is coming along, and Flynn and Ridnour are ok at the point.

  • Thijsie

    @Jono does the opposing team also let him intentionally get all those offensive rebounds?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Jonny Flynn is okay at the point?! You obviously dont know what youre talking about.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Germs

    Kevin Love in the same sentence as Moses Malone. Too bad he plays for the Wolves. Wondering if he would average the same figures if he was on a good team.

  • youngmuggsy

    Nice anecdote Jono, Love is by no means a stat padder. I wish more people could get to watch him play and see how baseless these sorts of claims are.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    If Kevin Love is a stat padder, he must be the best stat padder of all time, because you don’t snag 15 rebounds a game “padding” your stats… You umm, actually have to be a GREAT rebounder. It’s hilarious when people try and disparage the accomplishments of these players, sort of like saying Amare Stoudmire can’t score without Steve Nash…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Granted, Kevin Love’s help defense does suffer because he’s so focused on boxing his own man out, but most great rebounders (Rodman especially) do it. He shouldn’t, but he does.
    Still, Jono trying to downplay 50 STRAIGHT double-doubles is ridiculous.

  • http://www.sunlustxxx.com RunNGun

    K-LOVE to the Knicks… make it happen, Walsh.

  • Warren

    Eleven 20-20 games this season? Fantastic Kevin!
    But how many 20-20 games did Wilt have in his career? I believe he had 70 of them in one season! He even had a triple 20 in one game. The Stilt’s 20-20 record is rock solid and won’t be broken.

  • hoodsnake

    If they get a win more than once in a while I will be more impressed

  • bails1

    I have the luxury of not watching any Wolves games this year, but I am an NBA fan and hating on this dude is straight rediculous

  • flippity

    lol…dude said that Flynn was ok at point guard in his argument on why ‘sota should be winning more games.

  • Riggs

    lol @ saying darko is good at anything

  • Waters1981

    @Riggs, darko is good at telling refs he will engage in sexual congress with their mothers. That must count for something.

  • rich

    it is the coach’s job to get him to stop cheating on D to get more rebounds, and speaking of which that retard needs to go and get someone who can teach these talented players some defense. if the wolves had a defensive coach love would have even more rebounds

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Actually, Darko is a pretty good player, and he’s still young. He’s also one of the best passing big men in the league right now. Riggs obviously hasn’t seen a single Timberwolves game.

  • ai come back

    i wanna see love on the heat……

  • youngmuggsy

    @Warren – I don’t mean to undermine Wilts achievements, but you must remember that Wilt played during an era when teams took considerably more shots and converted a much lower percentage. There were simply more misses to grab, check basketball-reference if you don’t believe me.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ That is a good point, but I still don’t see anybody in the NBA getting a Triple 20 any time soon, if ever. While there were more rebounds, it was much harder to get an assist (the ball couldn’t touch the floor after the pass was made). Granted, there were a tonne more possessions, but still. Not even ONE dribble counted.

  • youngmuggsy

    Good point about Wilt Teddy, but Darko is not one of the best passing big men in the league. He can hit a cutter and will make some nice passes from the high post every now and then. However if he has to make any sort of decision with the ball he struggles mightily.

  • http://www.sunlustxxx.com RunNGun

    K-Love said it himself after the loss to the Wizards. He’s miserable and wants to be traded to the New York Knicks.

  • Omar

    Yes, he’s overrated. Yes, he pads his stats, and yes, his team is horrendous in large part because of him but this is a big deal.