And with his arm spread wide and his chin raised in a defiant stare at a quiet Los Angeles crowd with the likes of Billy Crystal and Jessica Alba watching, Kevin Love embraced his rookie Point Guard and sent a message to the league.
|A Nucleus of Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams|
Could spell success forthe baby Wolves.
The Big Bad Wolves are hear.
The game signified a huge victory and possible launching on the young season for the young team, and may have given view to the teams growth. Ricky Rubio, averaging nearly 10 points and 10 assists a game, came into the fourth quarter with no points and 3 assists. Love was quiet in the first have as well, add it up in the box score but disappear behind Blakc Griffin and Mo Williams in the first half and leaving the half with Darko Milicic as the leading scorer for the team. But the budding partnership of Love and Rubio came alive in the fourth, with Rubio making play after play, in one sequence blocking a shot, grabbing the board running the floor nd assisting on a the next play. Love kept the team afloat. Allowing his consistent play and demeanor to keep the young team ready to climb from 9 back in the fourth and give him a chance to shine for Minnesota and sink the Clippers in the same fasion they and Big Shot Chauncey Billups had done over the Mavs a night prior.
Needless to say, this is no longer the hapless Timberwolves team lost without Kevin Garnett and seemingly losing on purpose for draft picks. They are finally a budgeoning bed of young talent, ready to let the two stars lead them with solid play, clutch deliveries and a never say die attitude.
The Minnesota Timberwolve are on the prowl.