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Wolves Updates 8/26


Love gets double-double in exhibition win over Greece and more


From USA Basketball:

The 2010 USA Men’s World Championship Team turned up its defensive pressure in the second half and ran away with an 87-59 victory over Greece on Wednesday night at OAKA Arena in Athens, Greece. Guard Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers) came off the bench to lead the U.S. with 18 points while shooting 4-of-7 from 3-point range as the American men closed out its pre-FIBA World Championship exhibition schedule with a perfect 4-0 slate.

Also scoring in double digits in the win were Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) with 15 points and seven boards, Player of the Game Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) shot 6-of-7 from the field and scored 13, while Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves) checked in with a double-double of 10 points and a game-best 12 rebounds.


From the Timberwolves twitter account:

Watch #Twolves forward Kevin Love postgame VIDEO following his double-double performance against Greece:


From the NBA's twitter account:

Kevin Love of @USABasketball poses in front of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.


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From the Timberwolves:

At this year's State Fair, fans will be given the opportunity to vote on which former Minnesota ABA team – Muskies or Pipers – they would like the Timberwolves to honor by wearing their uniforms for select games next season (2011-12) as part of the NBA's Hardwood Classic Games. The ABA team receiving the most fan votes during the state fair will be the uniform that the Wolves wear next season for the Hardwood Classic Games. Fans can vote in-person at kiosks located at the Wolves booth in the Fan Central Building (corner of Underwood St. and Dan Patch Ave.). Attached are the Muskies and Pipers logos.  

As part of the NBA's Hardwood Classic Games next season, the league will be recognizing the 35th anniversary of the 1976 merger of the NBA and ABA. Several NBA teams will be sporting ABA uniforms for selected games.