Wolves rally without injured Love

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 4, 2013 - 6:25 AM

J.J. Barea came up big down the stretch after the All-Star forward had to depart in the third quarter with the Wolves down 10.

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panzoonJan. 3, 1310:20 PM

Love injures, Wolves are down 10, then they win by 4 on the road against the best home team in the NBA... I'm just saying...

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sidhartmannJan. 3, 1310:32 PM

Good call panzoon. Dare I say the Wolves are better without Love right now? Until his shot comes around, until he stops whining, until he starts hustling on defense...

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wisstinks4Jan. 3, 1310:41 PM

Great 4th qtr by dropping 32 on the Nuggz. Big road win tonight. After no one earning their paychecks last night they gave good effort and win tonight. It's odd what kind of game this team will play each night. Tonight was a big win to get over .500 again. Can you string a few wins together and go 5-1 over the next few weeks. Great job tonight.

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yvesbabetteJan. 3, 1310:47 PM

Trade Love.

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slammanJan. 3, 1310:48 PM

You guys have it all wrong. Tonights win is proof that the Wolves are a team that is fighting back from adversity and challenges. Beating Denver at home is a huge win. Kevin Love is fighting back against challenges this year also. Saying the Wolves are a better team without Kevin Love is ridiculous. How many rebounds did he have in less than 3 quarters? His teammates and coaches are not bailing out on him just because he is having struggles with his shot this year. He will overcome this as he continues to fight back from his hand injury. This team will continue to get better as Rubio fights back from his injury. They are a deep team with a lot of good team players. Railing on Kevin Love constantly shows your lack of understanding of the game of basketball.

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snoozecruiseJan. 3, 1311:14 PM

Props to Barea. Love his heart along with his extraordinary skillset to FINISH at the rim (below it, of course). He makes big guys, oftentimes centers, look a little bit like the defensive linemen who used to chase Tarkenton back in the day. JJ simply shreds these guys. And if defenders back off him, he knocks down the three. He's a heck of a player when healthy.

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sane09Jan. 3, 1311:17 PM

If the Wolves are forced to play without Love, who is going step up and WHINE for all 48 minutes...I guess they could spread it out among the other players...But do they no how to whine is Spanish, Russian and Montenegran?

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fdrebinJan. 3, 1311:18 PM

I would implore all sports reporters to promise to never again mention the absurdly unbelievable excuse that Love's injury was due to "knuckle push ups". Love does seem to have poisened the well here by complaining that the players around him aren't very good. They play with a lot more determination when Love is out.Love has become a not as good Randy Moss. here.

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sidhartmannJan. 3, 1311:21 PM

Slamman, I think Love will eventually come around to being our best player, but he is hurting the team right now. We will need last years Love to advance to the next level and hopefully be competitive in the playoffs.

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kuren444Jan. 3, 1311:22 PM

I am a little confused. The Wolves are stronger without Love? Anyway great game, thanks guys.

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