Kevin Love scores 33 as Timberwolves dismantle Bucks

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Kevin Love put up 33 points and added 15 rebounds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves blow out the Milwaukee Bucks, 117-95. The Timberwolves were on fire in this one, going 43-90 (47.8%) from the field, including 11-24 (45.8%) from three-point range. This is the second win in as many games for Minnesota (15-15) after beating Washington on Friday.

Love went 11-17 from the field (4-6 on 3-pointers) and 7-9 from the free throw line, in a solid performance. Nikola Pekovic chipped in 19 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota as well. Despite the loss, Khris Middleton scored 23 points for Milwaukee on 10-20 shooting, including 3-7 from behind the arc. He also added 9 rebounds. Brandon Knight chipped in 18 points and 5 assists.

As dictated by the data, Minnesota controlled the offensive backboards in this contest, finishing with an OR% of 41.3%. They rank third in the league in that metric at 29.8%. The defense of Milwaukee, on the other hand, is 30th in the NBA on the glass with a DR% of 70.3%.

Milwaukee (6-24) has now lost three straight contests.

Coming up next, the Timberwolves square off with the Dallas Mavericks, who are 17-13 on the year. The Bucks match up against the Los Angeles Lakers, currently 13-17 this season. The Timberwolves emerged victorious each of the last two times against Dallas.