PRINT SCHEDULES BASKETBALL | HOCKEY
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Wed Mar 04 23:06:39 EST 2015
TOP NEWS
KEVIN LOVE RETURNS AHEAD OF TIME
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:08 PM EST

The Target Center crowd stood and watched in denial as Kevin Love was introduced in the starting lineup, maybe a week in advance of schedule from a damaged right hand that had kept him out for the first 9 games of the season.

The only problem was his Timberwolves squad spent the rest of the night standing and watching Love also.

Andre Iguodala had 18 points and 9 rebounds to ruin Love’s surprise season debut in the Nuggets’ 101-94 victory.

Love had 34 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Wolves take a 17-point lead in the 1st half. But he didn’t get a whole of help in his 1st game in nearly 5 weeks. Nikola Pekovic had 10 points and 7 rebounds, and J.J. Barea was the only other Wolves player in double figures with 12 points.

”You’ve got to be able to go to other players instead of just him,” Coach Rick Adelman expounded.

Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points for the Nuggets, who withstood a furious start by a Minnesota Timberwolves team buoyed by the return of their All-Star power forward.

Ty Lawson had 18 points and 9 helps, and Kenneth Faried had 14 rebounds for the Nuggets, who beat 20 turnovers. After a sluggish start to the season, the Denver Nuggets (6-6) have picked up 2 straight quality road wins against Grizzlies and Minnesota.

”Kevin Love’s an All-Star player, but it’s a 48-minute game and thank God we hung around,” Nuggets coach George Karl asserted. ”The balance at both ends of the court was probably the best we’ve played all year.”

Adelman even evaded a query about Love’s progress about 75 minutes before the game, but word leaked out a few minutes later that Love was back in the starting lineup.

”I didn’t want to make a big deal about it,” Love said. ”I told my colleagues, and they did not really believe me. When they saw a jersey in my locker, they believed it was true.”

Love scored 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting in the 1st quarter, an incredibly fluid performance considering his long layoff. Barea and Pekovic returned from injuries too, and the Timberwolves led by 17 points in the 1st half, but Iguodala helped Nuggets come roaring back in the 3rd quarter. Football scores

Still, Love stated that he didn’t feel like his normal self over almost 35 minutes. He missed 6 free throws and was just 2 for 9 from 3-point range and was continually flexing his hand to work out some of the residual pain.

”I have not even practiced, so I just kind of threw myself into the game hoping something good was going to happen,” Love announced. ”I missed some free throws, missed some 3s that I don’t usually miss. Lots of those could have saved us the game.”

Iguodala hit 3 three -pointers and then unleashing a spin move in transition and a dunk over 2 Timberwolves to tie the game at 67. Lawson added another from long range and Faried threw down a dunk that gave the Nuggets a 92-87 lead with 2:41 to play, and Denver was in a position to hold on


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASKETBALL 2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
1/13/2015 - 2/8/2015
HOCKEY 2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
1/13/2015 - 2/8/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Oregon
2
Illinois
3
Portland Trailblazers
4
St. John's
5
Cleveland Cavaliers
03/04/2015
2015 World CupScotland at Bangladesh2:00 PM PST
NHLOttawa at Winnipeg4:30 PM PST
NHLNY Rangers at Detroit5:00 PM PST
WTA - Monterrey, MexicoBabos, T vs. Errani, S5:00 PM PST
NBA76ers vs Thunder5:05 PM PST
NBANuggets vs Timberwolves5:05 PM PST
NBAPistons vs Pelicans5:05 PM PST
NBALakers vs Heat5:05 PM PST
NBAKings vs Spurs5:35 PM PST
College BasketballUSC vs UCLA6:00 PM PST
WTA - Monterrey, MexicoIvanovic, ANA vs. Parmentier, P6:15 PM PST
NHLPittsburgh at Colorado7:00 PM PST
NHLMontreal at Anaheim7:00 PM PST
NBABlazers vs Clippers7:35 PM PST
NBABucks vs Warriors7:35 PM PST
03/05/2015
NHLCalgary at Boston4:00 PM PST
NHLSt. Louis at Philadelphia4:00 PM PST
NHLMinnesota at Washington4:00 PM PST
NHLToronto at Tampa Bay4:30 PM PST
NHLDallas at Florida4:30 PM PST
NBAThunder vs Bulls5:00 PM PST
NHLNY Islanders at Nashville5:00 PM PST
NHLVancouver at Arizona6:00 PM PST
NHLVancouver at Arizona6:00 PM PST
NHLMontreal at LA Kings7:30 PM PST
NBAMavericks vs Trail Blazers7:35 PM PST
2015 World CupWest Indies at India10:30 PM PST
03/06/2015
NHLColumbus at NJ Devils4:00 PM PST
NHLMinnesota at Carolina4:00 PM PST
NHLBuffalo at Ottawa4:30 PM PST
NHLCalgary at Detroit4:30 PM PST
2015 World CupPAKISTAN at SOUTH AFRICA5:00 PM PST
NHLEdmonton at Chicago5:30 PM PST
NHLPittsburgh at Anaheim7:00 PM PST
2015 World CupIRELAND at ZIMBABWE7:30 PM PST
03/07/2015
NHLPhiladelphia at Boston10:00 AM PST
2015 World CupAFGHANISTAN at NEW ZEALAND2:00 PM PST
NHLSt. Louis at Toronto4:00 PM PST
NHLDallas at Tampa Bay4:00 PM PST
NHLNy Islanders at Florida4:00 PM PST
NHLBuffalo at Washington4:00 PM PST
NHLColorado at Columbus4:00 PM PST
NHLWinnipeg at Nashville4:00 PM PST
NHLMontreal at Arizona4:00 PM PST
NHLPittsburgh at LA Kings7:00 PM PST
NHLVancouver at SJ Sharks7:00 PM PST
2015 World CupSRI LANKA at AUSTRALIA7:30 PM PST
03/08/2015
NHLDetroit at Boston10:30 AM PST
NHLEdmonton at Carolina12:00 PM PST
NHLPhiladelphia at NJ Devils2:00 PM PST
NHLColorado at Minnesota3:00 PM PST
NHLCalgary at Ottawa4:00 PM PST
NHLNY Rangers at Chicago4:30 PM PST
2015 World CupBANGLADESH at ENGLAND9:00 PM PST
03/09/2015
NHLNY Islanders at Toronto4:30 PM PST
NHLEdmonton at Detroit4:30 PM PST
NHLAnaheim at Vancouver7:00 PM PST
NHLNashville at Arizona7:00 PM PST
NHLPittsburgh at SJ Sharks7:00 PM PST
03/14/2015
UFCG De Randamie vs L Pacheco3:30 PM PST
UFCJ Lindsey vs J Duffey3:55 PM PST
UFCR Benoit vs S Pettis4:20 PM PST
UFCJ Copeland vs J Rosholt5:05 PM PST
UFCB Dariush vs D Cruickshank5:25 PM PST
UFCR Narvaez vs E Theodorou5:50 PM PST
UFCS Stout vs R Pearson6:20 PM PST
UFCC Cariaso vs H Cejudo7:05 PM PST
UFCR Nelson vs A Overeem7:30 PM PST
UFCM Brown vs J Hendricks7:55 PM PST
UFCJ Jedrzejczyk vs C Esparza8:25 PM PST
UFCR Dos Anjos vs A Pettis8:55 PM PST

x