On Monday, Minnesota Timberwolves‘ power forward Kevin Love was named the Western Conference’s Player of the Week.
Here is the official word from the Minnesota Timberwolves:
Love has played a pivotal role for the Wolves as they improved to 3-0 for the second time in club history (2001-02), one of just four undefeated teams in the league. In the season opener on Wednesday, Love erupted for 31 points and 17 rebounds, including draining a game-tying three-pointer with 10.1 seconds left to force overtime.
Two days later Love was at it again, finishing with 24 points on 7-for-12 shooting and grabbing 12 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter of Minnesota’s 100-81 rout of Oklahoma City. He finished his week with a 34-point, 15-rebound performance in New York, his fourth straight 30+ point/15+ rebound performance against the Knicks and 20th of his career as the Wolves closed out a 109-100 win over New York.
With the performance, Love joined Shaquille O’Neal as just the second player since 1985-86 to record four straight 30/15 games against one opponent.
Love is averaging 26.5 points, 13.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. He’s shooting 46.4% from the field, 37.8% from three-point range and 82.5% from the free throw line.