Kevin Love: ‘This is My Time Right Now’

by March 06, 2012

After taking down Blake Griffin and the visiting Los Angeles Clippeers last night, Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love was feelin’ himself, and with good reason. The Star Tribune explains: “This, Kevin Love said afterwards, is his time. But what does that mean? After he scored 39 points in a 95-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night at Target Center, in front of the Timberwolves’ sixth sellout crowd this season, Love explained. Others had played well for the Wolves coming out of the All-Star break. ‘The past two games, it’s been my time,’ he said. Guess so. Saturday, Love scored 42 at Portland. Monday, he fell a point short of becoming the first Wolves player with back-to-back 40-point games. Guess he’ll have to settle for his 13th game with 30 or more. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Love became the first player in NBA history to record 35 points, 10 rebounds and hit five three-pointers in consecutive games. In the continuing sage of Love’s ever-expanding game, we’re seeing another step — consistent crunch-time production, putting the team on his shoulders and bulling his way to victories. In a relentlessly physical game against a Clippers team that never quit, Love opened the game with 16 first-quarter points, then ended it with nine in the fourth quarter, including six of the Wolves’ final seven. The last two came on a drive into the lane with 43.4 seconds left that gave the Wolves a 95-90 lead.”