Mar, 23, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) fights for position against Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE
In 1972 Steve Carlton had a very good year on a very bad team, going 27-10 for a team with a .372 winning percentage.
Last season, Kevin Love had a very good year on a very bad team, posting a .342 wp48 and 18.6 wins produced on a 17 win squad. It was something of a unique event.
This year, Mr. Love has found himself surrounded for decently long stretches by two players who, when not injured, have been able to produce at above average levels, and 2 or 3 more who have scratched at almost being average. Unamazingly, Love's production + 2 players worth of above average production = competent pro ball. Anything else is gravy. This isn't rocket science.
Unfortunately, Agape has recently lost the above average production of his two bearded buddies and he has once again been thrust back into a situation where his gigantic amounts of production are being surrounded by heaps and heaps and heaps of subpar basketball and the team has, unamazingly, reverted to an all-too-familiar form.
Earlier tonight Kevin Love became the first Timberwolf in franchise history to score over 50 points in a game. 16-27 from the floor, 7-10 from beyond the arc, 12-16 from the line. He added 14 rebounds and only 4 turnovers in 49 minutes of action. He was assisted by the following:
- Starting shooting guard Wesley Johnson: 16 minutes, 1 shot attempted, 0 shots made, no ftas, 4 rebounds.
- Starting Manna from Heaven center Darko Milicic: DNP-Twinkie
- Brad Miller: 4 minutes and fewer points than a doe.
- Non-Love starters' line: 9-28, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 7 turnovers, 29 points.
- Anthony Randolph: 1 minute of extremely long and very athletic non-scoring action.
- Martell Webster: Barely outdid Wes with 4 points and 2 free throws attempted.