Su­pers­port: Kevin Love

The Washington Post Sunday - - SC4 -

Kevin Love was hav­ing one of those un­for­get­table nights on the bas­ket­ball court. Flip the cal­en­dar back to Nov. 12. Min­nesota’s cen­ter/for­ward kept swish­ing shots, crash­ing the back­boards and bash­ing the New York Knicks. Re­sult: 31 points and 31 re­bounds.

As of early De­cem­ber, Love’s sea­son av­er­age was 19.0 points and 14.9 re­bounds per game.

Son of for­mer NBA player Stan Love, Kevin was a stu­dent of the game as a young­ster. He stud­ied tapes of greats like Michael Jor­dan and David Robin­son. Later he be­came an All-Amer­i­can at UCLA, then turned pro in 2008 af­ter his fresh­man year in col­lege.

Now, in just his third NBA sea­son, the big man is play­ing like an old pro.

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