There was a lot of quality players who took the floor and performed well on Sunday night. Kevin Durant dropped 28 points, grabbed down 9 boards and dished out 8 assists in the Oklahoma City Thunders’ victory over the Orlando Magic. Arron Afflalo paced the Magic with 25 points of his own to keep his squad in the game. Stephen Curry scored 30 points in the Golden State Warriors’ loss to the Phoenix Suns. Yet, Saving the Skyhook’s prestigious POTG award is more deserving of someone who, well, just gave a bit more love.
Kevin Love led all scorers with 30 points on 11-of-21 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves bested the Memphis Grizzlies 101-93 on Sunday night. The 25-year-old forward added 9 rebounds and 4 assists to improve his team’s record to 12-12 on the season.
With the victory, the Timberwolves snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Grizzlies. It was also the first time Minnesota has won in Memphis since January 6, 2009 – Love’s rookie season.
“I can’t [remember winning in Memphis]. It’s been a long time, if ever, that we’ve won in Memphis. It’s a very tough place to play,” he told NBA.com
Love is averaging 24.7 points and 13.8 rebounds per contest, shooting 44.5 percent from the field in just under 36 minutes per game. The sixth-year player out of UCLA looks to lead the Wolves to the playoffs for the first time since the 1996-1997 season, when Love was just eight-years-old.