Love's Surprise Return Not Enough

Scott Takushi/St. Paul Pioneer-Press

With the Timberwolves' luck, you never know. So even though Kevin Love knew 24 hours in advance that he'd be in the starting lineup against the Denver Nuggets, he kept it hush-hush.

After all, a piano could fall on him. He could stumble into a manhole. A rare, poisonous spider could bite him on the tush.

So he and several teammates sat on the news until game time Wednesday night, Nov. 21, when he was announced amid great fanfare as a starting forward. It wasn't exactly Willis Reed walking onto the Madison Square Garden court in Game 7 against the Lakers, but it definitely got the cash customers all shook up. Heck, they came to Target Center expecting Lou Amundson, and they got Kevin Love.

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