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Kevin Love put up a monster line against Clippers (VIDEO)

Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 22: Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at STAPLES Center on December 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Minnesota lost another close game — they do that a lot — but you can’t blame Kevin Love for this one.

He had a monster game — 45 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists on the night. He got those 45 points on 15-of-23 shooting, hitting shots from the arc out to the post. He looked like a guy on a mission (maybe one motivated by going up against Blake Griffin, who leads Love in All-Star votes from the fans so far).

Despite all that, it wasn’t enough as Minnesota lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 120-116 in overtime. Why Nikola Pekovic got the shots at the end of regulation and OT and Love didn’t touch the ball is beyond me.