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Kevin Love Injury: Late Scratch In Lakers Due To Illness, Not Back Or Ribs

Kevin Love suffered a couple of injuries in Tuesday night's victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, but they weren't expected to hamper him heading into Wednesday's affair against the Lakers. They didn't, either, but the Minnesota Timberwolve All-Star was still scratched for the match-up.

Love wasn't held out of Wednesday night's game due to the rib and back injuries that caused him to miss playing time in the Clippers game, according to the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda, but instead because he was sick.

Love's back and ribs are fine after he got them banged up in Tuesday's victory over the Clippers, but he's inactive tonight because he's feeling ill, what the team is calling your classic "flu-like symptoms."

Derrick Williams started in Love's place, fresh off of a career-high 27 point outing, but hopefully Love isn't out for too long as the Wolves finish their three road games in three nights stint on Thursday against the Phoenix Suns.

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