Portland: While there was certainly some pride at play in the way Kevin Love attacked the team he grew up watching, more than anything he just wanted the Timberwolves to win one against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Love, who grew up just south of the Rose Garden in Lake Oswego, had a season-high 42 points along with 10 rebounds in Minnesota's 122-110 victory over the Blazers on Saturday night. The victory snapped the Timberwolves' 16-game losing streak to Portland.
"It's my hometown team. I've always been a big fan, so in some ways it means a lot," he said. "But more than anything we wanted to stop that 16-game losing streak."