Timberwolves beat Suns with Love

Minnesota centre Kevin Love scores 33 points and 13 rebounds in his side's 110-101 NBA win over the Suns.

    Kevin Love (42) scored 30-plus points for the sixth straight game, a franchise record [AFP]
    Kevin Love (42) scored 30-plus points for the sixth straight game, a franchise record [AFP]

    Minnesota centre Kevin Love had 33 points, 13 rebounds and narrowly missed out on a second triple-double in a week with nine assists as the Timberwolves rallied from eight points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Phoenix Suns 110-101.

    Love's six straight games with 30 or more points extended his own franchise record. It was also his 11th straight double-double.

    Elsewhere, Guard Damian Lillard tallied 31 points and nine assists as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 100-95.

    Forward Paul George scored 20 points and guard George Hill added 14, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 118-98 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Hinrich accuracy

    Chicago guard Kirk Hinrich made 6-of-7 free throws in the final 43 seconds to give the Bulls a 107-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

    All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan fired in a game-high 33 points in the Toronto Raptors' 99-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    John Wall scored 27 points and forward Trevor Ariza had 22 as the Washington Wizards downed the Orlando Magic 115-106 for their season-high fourth straight victory.

    James Harden scored 22 of his season-high 43 points in the opening quarter as the Rockets built a 31-point lead in the first 14 minutes en route to a huge 129-103 win over the Sacramento Kings.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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