Kevin Love the New Double-Double King

by March 10, 2011

Love gutted it out through a knee injury and set a new modern NBA record for most consecutive double-doubles (an incredible 52). From the Pioneer Press: “Love woke up Wednesday morning in discomfort and spent the entire day thinking there was no way he would be able to play. He even had a conversation with reserve forward Anthony Tolliver to prepare him for an assignment change. ‘I told A.T. to be ready tonight,’ Love said. ‘He told me, ‘I’m always ready.’ I said, ‘Be ready to start.’ Tolliver’s role off the bench didn’t change, and Love didn’t let down his team or the crowd of 15,153 that gathered in Target Center hoping to see a semblance of NBA history. Shaking off stiffness in his knee, Love solidified his place among some of the NBA’s legendary big men with 6:51 left in the second quarter, sinking a free throw to give him 10 points and 11 rebounds and his 52nd consecutive double-double (points-rebounds) during the Wolves’ 101-75 victory. The free throw came after Love drew a foul on one of his four offensive rebounds.”