Soon enough, the area known as Block E may be better known as Mayo Clinic Square. The plan to retrofit the much beleaguered Block E in downtown Minneapolis was unveiled on Tuesday afternoon. The transition should be complete by fall 2015.
Nikola Pekovic was no longer wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle at Monday’s practice, but Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman still says he has “no clue” when his big man might return. One thing is clear: they need him back as soon as possible. Kevin Love was almost unstoppable Saturday night with 43 points and 19 rebounds, but that wasn’t enough to pull off a win.
The boot on Nikola Pekovic’s injured right ankle has been removed. There’s no sign yet of his return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, though.
Kyle Korver scored 24 points, including a trio of 3-pointers in a third-quarter stretch that gave Atlanta the lead, and the Hawks overcame Kevin Love’s 43 points to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-113 on Saturday night. Paul Millsap, guarded by Love much of the night in a matchup of All-Stars, had 20 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out late in the game. A jam by Minnesota’s Corey Brewer with 2:55 remaining cut Atlanta’s lead to 107-104. Jeff Teague, who had 19 points, drove for a layup and DeMarre Carroll’s free throws pushed the lead to seven points.
Zach Randolph had 26 points and 12 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame another strong effort by Kevin Love to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 94-90 Friday night.
It was 1979. Music was funky, Jack Sikma’s hair was shaggy, and the Seattle SuperSonics were NBA champions. Thirty-four years later, the city’s only “big four” professional sports championship still belongs to a team that no longer exists.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without center Nikola Pekovic for a while.
Both the Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves were missing their starting centers. The Timberwolves were able to overcome the adversity. Kevin Love scored 31 points to lead the Timberwolves over the Bulls 95-86 Monday night. Ronny Turiaf added 14 points for the Timberwolves, who snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Bulls and won for the fourth time in five games overall.
The idea of Nikola Pekovic making the Western Conference All-Star team is music to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ ears. The Wolves have started a campaign to get their big center into his first All-Star game. The Wolves sent out a vinyl album featuring the “Bruise Brothers.”
Everyone it seems was talking about the showdown between Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge and Minnesota’s Kevin Love. Except Aldridge and Love.
The streak that has haunted Minnesota all season is finally over. After losing 11 straight games decided by four points or less, the Timberwolves wouldn’t let another opportunity slip away.
Surprise, Kevin Love. You’re an All-Star starter. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward was voted a Western Conference starter Thursday night, leap-frogging Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard in the final balloting to earn the first starting nod of his career.
For the second time, Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love has been named to the initial roster for the U.S. Nation Team for 2014-16. The roster was released Thursday morning by USA Basketball, and Love was one of 28 players named.
It took some time for the Montenegrin train to get rolling. Nikola Pekovic spent the first month of the season trying to find his way after signing a monster contract this summer. The big center had to adjust to Kevin Love’s return from injury and Kevin Martin’s addition in free agency.
Kevin Love had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves run past Utah 112-97 on Tuesday night and sweep a home-and-home set with the Jazz.
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