NEW YORK (Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has been voted the NBA's most improved player for the season after leading the league in rebounding, the NBA said on Thursday.

Love, 22, set career highs of 20.2 points and 15.2 rebounds per game, and produced the NBA's first 30 point/30 rebound game since 1982. He had 31 points and 31 rebounds against the New York Knicks in a November 2010 game.

He also recorded the league's longest double points-double rebounds streak since 1974, collecting at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in 53 consecutive games between November and March.

LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers finished second and the Golden State warriors' Dorell Wright third in voting by U.S. and Canadian sportswriters and broadcasters.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)