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Updated: April 15th, 2014 12:23am
Kevin Love sets Timberwolves' single-season scoring record

Kevin Love sets Timberwolves' single-season scoring record

by Nate Sandell
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It's been a disappointing season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but it has still been a historic year for All-Star forward Kevin Love.

Love claimed the Wolves' single-season franchise scoring record (1951 points) on Monday in Minnesota's 130-120 loss to Golden State, surpassing Kevin Garnett's 10-year-old record.

And he did so in a big way.

Love, who posted 43 points Sunday against Sacramento, entered the night needing 36 points to tie Garnett. He was more than halfway there after just the first quarter. Opening the game with three straight 3-pointers, Love went on to tie his career-high for points in a quarter by putting up 22 points in the first frame.

Love finished Monday's game with 40 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.

Back in March, Love broke the franchise's record for 3-pointers in a season, passing Rashad McCants (142). The 6-foot-10 forward has 184 made threes on the year, with one game remaining.

To the Wolves' dismay, the majority of Love's highest scoring games this season have gone to waste. Minnesota has lost seven of the nine games in which Love has scored 36 points or more.

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