In his first game back from a broken hand, Kevin Love had a monster game dropping 34 points and 12 rebounds. Last night however as the Timberwolves took a 103-95 loss the Trailblazers, Love admitted he still wasn’t at 100 percent yet. Read more after the jump.
The numbers appear to be Love on track with 24 points and 13 rebounds but he was 6/15 from the field and just 2-of-7 near the rim.
And after the game Love was the first to admit he’s not all the way back in an exclusive interview with Comcast Sportsnet Northwest via CSNNW.com.
“(I’m) not too close (to 100 percent). Still got a ways to go conditioning wise, still need to get my legs, and my hand back, too,” Love said. “I was originally scheduled for eight weeks and I came back in five, so the ball just doesn’t feel right in my hand yet and I mentioned being in shape, too, that goes a long way. There’s just nothing that can replicate getting out there and playing.”
About playing with the brace on his hand…
“It’s just not the same but more than anything just not getting the practice in and not being able to really get a rhythm out there and get into the flow of the offense with the guys that’s the toughest thing. It’s just a number of things that need to come together for myself and also the entire team, because we have the makings to be a pretty good team.”