Welcome to your Daily NBA Fix for Sunday, Feb. 23, the morning after Mr. Double-Double, Kevin Love, posted his first career triple-double as the Minnesota Timberwolves blasted the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.
Love posted 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in just 32 minutes, getting his 10th assist on one of his patented long outlet passes to Corey Brewer early in the fourth quarter.
Heady stuff for a guy who entered Saturday night’s game with a whopping 236 double-doubles in 338 NBA games—just less than 70 percent of time—including 45 in 51 games this season going into the game at Utah.
“I thought at some point it would happen,” Love told the Associated Press. “I’ve been very close. Happy it was [Saturday night] and more happy we got the win. This is one I’ll definitely remember.”
Elsewhere, more of the players moved at the trade deadline made their debuts in new places. Ramon Sessions had seven points in 23 minutes in his first game back with the Bucks, while Jeff Adrien had six points and 11 rebounds in 18 minutes in his Milwaukee debut. Andre Miller had five points and three assists in 16 minutes for the Wizards, his first game Dec. 30.
The Daily NBA Fix will deliver highlights, game capsules, the top and bottom five players, the dreaded Goose Egg, Clean and Sober and Ironman awards, we’ll recap who’s circling the drain, there will be some interesting pieces of relevant (and not-so-relevant) information and we’ll look at today’s daily lines for those people who like to wager a buck or two.
Check out the highlights below from the night that was, then get into the game capsules (home teams in CAPS).