The Timberwolves traveled to Los Angeles on Sunday night for their last game before the holiday break, facing a Clippers squad that had previously defeated them in their two earlier matchups this season. Despite an output of 79 points from their starting frontcourt and a four point lead with 18 seconds left in regulation, Minnesota fell in overtime to the impressively deep Clippers squad who improved to 12-2 at home.
This was no ordinary loss for Minnesota as they were unable to take advantage of a pair monster performances from Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic. Love, playing out of his skull, scored a season-high 45 points (15-23 FG, 2-6 3pt, 13-15 FT) while pulling down 19 rebounds and dishing out 6 assists in 43 minutes of action. His frontcourt counterpart Pekovic added a career-high 34 points (16-28 FG, 2-3 FT) and grabbed 14 rebounds in 46 minutes. [Read more…]