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Love Gets 50th Straight Double-Double In Loss To Wizards

Kevin Love is seeing more 20/20s lately than your local optometrist, but despite Love's third consecutive game of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds, the Wolves lost their second of those three games tonight in Washington, D.C.

John Wall led the Wizards with 18 points and 11 assists, as the Wizards snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 103-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the Verizon Center. Andray Blatche led the victors with 20 points, while Maurice Evans chipped in with 15.

Love put up 20 points and 21 rebounds for Minnesota tonight, giving him his 50th consecutive double-double. That puts him one short of the mark that Moses Malone set in the 1978-79 season, the longest post-merger streak in NBA history. Michael Beasley added 18, and Wayne Ellington put up 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists.

The Wolves had a four-point lead going into the fourth quarter, but the Wizards outscored Minnesota 35-24 in the final stanza to take him the victory in front of their home fans.

Minnesota's next game will take place on Monday when they return to the Target Center to host the Dallas Mavericks.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.