Kevin Love poses after his game-winner (Yahoo!)

Kevin Love Attaining Superstar Status: Timberwolves / Clippers Recap

I’m sure you’ve heard that Kevin Love stole the show on Friday night with his dramatic 28 ft 3-pointer as time expired to win the game against the Clippers.   Love is putting up statistics that have not been seen in the NBA in several decades, but now that he’s hitting game-winning shots it’s time to give him the superstar status that he deserves.   Along with his “superstar-in-the-making” sidekick Ricky Rubio, the Timberwolves completed an unprobably comeback that has rarely been seen by this franchise.  Or at least not seen in the last 8 years.  Ricky overcame an atrocious start (starting 0-10 from the field) to hit the game-tying 3-pointer, and finish with a solid stat line of 9 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals.  

Let’s get right down to the nitty-gritty and discuss the most important things to take away from Friday’s nights exhilerating victory:

  • ESPN sideline reporter Ric Bucher’s hair is shiny and golden like this planet has never seen since Dennis The Menace!
  • It was getting DARKO! in Los Angeles!   Darko had a career game with 22 points and 7 rebounds.  He even played some solid “d” on Blake Griffin at times.   Thank you for the one game output Darko, now will you please think about waking up from your nap the rest of the season?   Good job Darko, I’m happy for you. 
  • Wayne Ellington is proving he might be reliable as a shooter off the bench.  He’s had several games this year where he’s been very solid.  I don’t see him as a full-time player by any means, but he has value as a contributer off the bench.
  • Derrick Williams.  He still can’t seem to find his rhythm in the NBA, but still shows his potential here and there.  Friday night he struggle throughout, but put together a nice 4th quarter and was on the floor for most of the comeback.   
  • The Battle of the Cro-Magnon Man:   Blake Griffin vs “Pek”.  Notice any similarities?   The two belong in a Flintstones cartoon.   Compliments to Blake’s bicepes, and Pek’s neck.
  • Timberwolves resiliency.   Last year they would have crumbled being down to such a good team so late in the game.  But the team has new leadership and it’s a new era.   Thank you for your time, Kurt Rambis.

The Timberwolves will try to build on their great victory as they face another tough opponent in the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.  No word yet on if Kevin Love and Al Jefferson will meet up for a pre-game footlong meatball sandwich at Subway.  We do know this:  Jeff Hornecek and Luke Ridnour will potentially be meeting to have a skim milk to discuss aloe skin gel, LA Looks hair gel, and how their jump shots remind them of a goose neck.  Hornecek will undoubtably being trying to convince Luke out of his facial hair.  (so not true!) Should be an exciting match-up!


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