T-Wolves Love snubbed from NBA All-Star gameMinnesota Sports
-- Reserves for this month's NBA All-Star Game were announced yesterday, but Timberwolves star Kevin Love was not among them.
TORONTO - Reserves for this month's NBA All-Star Game were announced yesterday, but Timberwolves star Kevin Love was not among them.
Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Deron Williams and Russell Westbrook will be reserves for the West. Duncan made the squad despite career lows in season scoring and rebounding averages. Former Wolves star Kevin Garnett was named a reserve on the Eastern Conference roster. Love could still be named as an injury replacement for Rockets center Yao Ming, who is out for the season. That replacement player will be named by NBA Commissioner David Stern. He will likely decide amongst Love, Portland 's LaMarcus Aldridge, and the Lakers' Lamar Odem.
The Minnesota Timberwolves hit the hardwood tonight as they take on the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The T'wolves have dropped seven of their last eight games and are coming off a 102-84 setback to Memphis on Wednesday to fall to 11-37 on the season. Toronto has been even worse, dropping its last 13 games. The T'wolves wrap up this week's play on Saturday as they host the Denver Nuggets.
Toronto Raptors forward Linas Kleiza is expected to miss nine-to-12-months after undergoing right knee surgery, the club announced on Thursday. The Lithuanian-born Kleiza was originally selected by Portland with the 27th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. Toronto hosts Minnesota tonight.