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Love and Martin combine for 53, Timberwolves beat Bucks

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In a tremendous all-around performance, Kevin Love scored 27 points and recorded 10 rebounds and 6 assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, 112-101. The Timberwolves shot 41-85 (48.2%) from the field and turned it over on only seven possessions. This is the seventh win for Minnesota (32-31) in its last 10 games.

Love shot 10-22 (3-9 from three-point range) and 4-7 from the free throw line. He also added 3 blocks. Other key players for Minnesota included Nikola Pekovic with 14 points and 8 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio with 11 points and 10 assists. Despite the loss, Brandon Knight put up 21 points for Milwaukee on 9-17 shooting (1-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 2-5 from the free throw line. John Henson contributed 10 points and 8 rebounds.

After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.57, the Timberwolves are 9-2 on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Bucks are winless (0-4) when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.

This drops Milwaukee (13-51) to 0-2 against Minnesota on the year.

Coming up next, the Timberwolves play the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 30-34 on the year. The Bucks match up with the Atlanta Hawks, currently 27-35 this season. The Timberwolves are 1-0 versus Charlotte this season. The Bucks are 0-1 versus Atlanta this season.

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