Love sets NBA record as T'Wolves down Pistons
Published January 18, 2012
Minneapolis, MN – Kevin Love had 20 points and 17 rebounds double to open the season, leading the Minnesota 85.
Love broke Hall of Famer and former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon's record for the NBA's longest double-double streak to start a season (1992-93).
Nikola Pekovic, Anthony Tolliver and Wesley Johnson had 11 points apiece for Minnesota, which has won three of four.
The Timberwolves, who trailed by 16 at one point, outscored Detroit by a 29-14 margin in the fourth quarter.
Tayshaun Prince ended with 29 points for the Pistons, who have lost three in a row and nine of 10 overall. Ben Gordon added 18 points and Greg Monroe donated 13 points and 12 boards.