Kevin Love will attempt to take sole possession of the longest double-double streak of the last 30 seasons when the Wolves take on the New Orleans Hornets tonight at the Target Center.
Love is currently tied with Moses Malone with 44 consecutive double-doubles, a record Malone set back in the 1982-1983 NBA season. Love recently said that the streak is becoming a distraction.
Love said he knew he was approaching another double-double. His streak dates to a scoreless game against the Lakers on Nov. 19.
"Everybody in the whole crowd was yelling it," he said. "In some ways, I was like, 'OK. I'd love to tie this thing.' But in a lot of ways, I was like, 'I just wish this thing would end so I could go out there and just start playing again.' In some ways, it's become a distraction and in some ways, I just need to get past it. It's part of the maturity process, getting past it and keep playing."
Well, I suppose if the streak was a distraction, he could have just not gotten a double-double in one of those games. Honestly, if he gave a less than maximum effort one night, it would be tough to distinguish him from the rest of his teammates for the better part of this season.
The Wolves have had a decent amount of success against the Hornets this season, winning both of the previous meetings between these two teams. Minnesota will be looking to snap a six-game losing streak against New Orleans tonight.
Tip-off for this one is set for 7:00 PM Central time. The television coverage will be handled by My29, and the radio side of things will be handled by KFAN-AM 1130. Or, you could skip all that and just head straight to the best source for Timberwolves coverage on the internet, Canis Hoopus.