Kevin Love is Western Conference Player of the Week for second time
Get the 1500 ESPN SportsWire delivered to your inbox daily, and keep up with all the news in Twin Cities Sports
The NBA on Monday named Kevin Love the Western Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Love set a club record with five consecutive games in which he scored 30 or more points.
Here are some notes on Love's stretch of incredible basketball, courtesy of the team's public relations department.
Love averaged 36.7 ppg on 57.1% shooting, 12.7 rpg and 3.7 apg. He had 13 treys (46.4% from 3) and 25 free throws (86.2% from the line)— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 24, 2014
Love then recorded the first triple-double of his career during the week with 37 pts, 12 rebs and a career-high 10 assists vs. Utah on Sat.— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 24, 2014
The Wolves lost to the Blazers in demoralizing fashion Sunday. Love, however, had a strong individual game. It was his 10th consecutive game with 25 or more points and 10 or more rebounds.
The game was Love's 10th straight 25+ point, 10+ rebound game, the longest streak in the NBA since Shaquille O'Neal had 13 in 2001— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 24, 2014
After being named Player of the Week for the West, Love posted this to his Instagram and Twitter accounts:
Can always throw this movie on when I'm feeling down. Within the first 10 minutes I am moved through... http://t.co/8tDjByDoxv— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) February 24, 2014
Cheer up, Kevin. The accolade is a good thing. But the outlook for the team is considerably less optimistic now than it was the first time he won the award, in the first week of the season.