Love scored 45 points, pulled down 19 rebounds and handed out six assists, making him one of eight players to ever produce a 45/15/5 stat line. The other seven players to put up those kinds of numbers? Michael Jordan, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Chris Webber, Vince Carter (!) and LeBron James, in a playoff game.
Check out the highlights from his big night:
If Love can continue to average 25 points, 14 rebounds and four assists over the course of the season, he’ll join Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Elgin Baylor as the only players to do it in NBA history. That’s some pretty elite company.
Minnesota lost in overtime 120-116, but that shouldn’t take away from how incredible a night — or season — that Love is putting together individually.
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