The Road to Double-Double Supremacy

The Road to Double-Double Supremacy

Jonah Ballow
Wolves Editor/Writer

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Take a look back at Kevin Love’s historic double-double ride past Moses Malone's 1978-79 streak and the remarkable achievements for the Wolves All-Star power forward this season.

November 22, 2010 @ Oklahoma City - 24 points, 17 rebounds
After the Lakers held Love scoreless and below double digit boards on November 19, the Wolves power forward quickly regained his double-double stride. With 24 points and 17 rebounds, Love started the historic streak against a division foe and his good friend Russell Westbrook.

November 27, 2010 vs. Golden State - 21 points, 22 rebounds
Love posted his fourth 20-20 outing just two months into the 2010-11 season. The 22-year old became the first player since Kevin Willis in 1991 to record four 20-20 games in one month.

December 4, 2010 vs. Cleveland - 28 points, 19 rebounds
In a resounding 129-95 Wolves victory, Love drilled all five of his attempts from the arc while Minnesota captured its sixth largest win in franchise. Love's five treys were also a career-high and the Wolves hit 18 from downtown as a team.

December 18, 2010 @ Denver - 43 points, 17 rebounds
Love dropped a career-high 43 points in the Mile High City and became the first player in NBA history with at least 40 points and 15 rebounds while remaining perfect at the 3-point line with a minimum of five attempts.

January 3, 2011 @ Boston - 12 pts, 24 rebounds
To celebrate the New Year and with Kevin Garnett out of the lineup, Love broke Dikembe Mutombo's record for most rebounds on Boston's parquet floor.

January 7, 2011 vs. Portland - 30 points, 19 rebounds
Love faced another premier Western Conference power forward and did not disappoint with another monster performance. In back-to-back games, Love registered a combined 65 points off 21-for-31 shooting from the floor and 6-for-10 behind the 3-point line. Oh, and he snatched 34 rebounds in a two-day span.

January 26 vs. Oklahoma City - 31 points, 21 rebounds
In a narrow 118-117 overtime loss, Love notched his third career 30-20 game, fifth among active players next to Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan, Garnett, Dwight Howard, and Zach Randolph.

February 4 @ Toronto - 20 points, 15 rebounds
Prior to stepping on the floor in Toronto, head coach Kurt Rambis surprised Love in front of the team by announcing his All-Star selection. David Stern picked Love to replace the injured Yao Ming and represent the Wolves for the first time since Garnett in 2007.

February 8, 2011 @ Houston - 20 points, 14 rebounds
Etching his name in the Wolves record books, Love passed Garnett for the longest double-double streak in franchise history. Garnett's mark of 37 consecutive double-doubles stretched over two seasons while his 33 in 2005-06 was accomplished in one season.

February 27 vs. Golden State - 37 points, 23 rebounds
Love helped the Wolves top the Warriors 126-123 behind his fourth 30-20 game of the season. Along with scoring his 3,000 point in a Minnesota uniform, Love tied Shaq and Charles Barkley for second most 30-20 games in a single season in the last 25 seasons. The Wolves big man also connected on 18-of-23 free throw attempts in the victory.

March 5 @ Washington - 20 points, 21 rebounds
Concluding a three-game road trip, Love posted his third straight game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds and the 11th 20-20 outing of the 2010-11 season. It was the first time since 1991 (K. Willis) that a player tallied three consecutive 20-20 games.

March 9 vs. Indiana - 16 points, 21 rebounds
Move over Moses Malone, the modern day double-double king has emerged as Kevin Love posted his 52nd consecutive double-double on Wednesday night. Love jumped ahead of Malone for the longest streak of consecutive double-doubles since the NBA / ABA merger and captured a mark that has not been touched since Malone in the 1978-79 season.

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