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Updated: December 5th, 2013 3:46pm
Kevin Love questionable for Saturday's game after grandmother's death

Kevin Love questionable for Saturday's game after grandmother's death

by Nate Sandell
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As Kevin Love deals with the passing of his grandmother, who died late Wednesday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves forward's status for Saturday's match-up with the Miami Heat is uncertain.

Love has temporarily left to be with his family and as a result won't practice on Friday. In the Wolves' official release, they stated it is "unknown" if Love will play Saturday.

The Wolves have today off after traveling back from their game that never was in Mexico City on Wednesday. An outbreak of smoke, triggered by a generator malfunction in the Mexico City Arena, caused the game to be postponed.

Wolves' statement on the passing of Love's maternal grandmother, Carol Lee Craig:

"The Timberwolves organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing late last night of Carol Lee Craig, Kevin Love's maternal grandmother. The Timberwolves send our condolences to the Love family in this difficult time. Kevin will not be at practice on Friday, and his status for Saturday's game against Miami at Target Center is presently unknown."

"Regrettably, Kevin will not be able to fulfill his scheduled community appearances on Friday at East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center in Minneapolis, and the Sprint store location in Roseville. He was scheduled to be at each location to meet and greet fans and gather coats for the annual Kevin Love Coat Drive."

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