Kevin Love's 34 points per game in February led the NBA, edged Durant
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The Minnesota Timberwolves finished February with a 5-6 record, but their star forward was anything but lackluster.
All-Star starter Kevin Love wrapped a historic month of scoring by leading the NBA with 34 points per game, just edging Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, who finished with 33.4 points per game in February.
Most PPG This Month Kevin Love 34.0 Kevin Durant 33.4 Carmelo 31.5 LeBron 30.8 Blake Griffin 30.0— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) March 1, 2014
Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Martin to return
The Timberwolves (28-29) have won four of their last five games and will get a much-needed boost when center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and shooting guard Kevin Martin (thumb) return to the lineup on Saturday at the Sacramento Kings.
To recap, Pek and Martin will both be available to play tonight. Pek has missed the last 13 games while Martin has sat out the past seven.— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) March 1, 2014
The Timberwolves are currently 10th in the Western Conference and are 5.5 games back from Phoenix for the eighth and final playoff spot. They have 25 games remaining.
The Timberwolves would be the sixth seed in the inferior Eastern Conference.