Thursday, March 10, 2011

Love Overcomes Moses 52nd Double-double With

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)-Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (notes) recorded his 52nd double-double in a row, beating Moses Malone for the longest streak since the ABA and NBA merged in 1976.

Love does not waste much time in extending the streak. He grabbed 10 rebounds in the first 16 minutes and scored his tenth point in the free-throw line with 6:51 to play in the first half.

The crowd gave a standing ovation and waved his achievement has been on the big screen above the court.

Love has played a major reinforcement on his bruised left knee and was not sure he would play until shortly before the match. He was injured Monday against Dallas where he scored 51 in Malone tied a line with 23 points and 17 rebounds.

The last time Love has no double-double was Nov. 19 against the Lakers in Los Angeles when he was without direction, with seven rebounds.

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