VIDEO: Kevin Martin’s Injury
By Jonathan Hartzell, NBA.com
The injury bug which is currently being felt by the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs now seems to have found its way to Minnesota.
All-Star forward Kevin Love will miss tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a left quad contusion. Love reportedly suffered the injury in Friday night’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Joining Love on the bench is second-leading scorer Kevin Martin, who broke his left thumb Friday night. Martin is averaging 19.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game for the Timberwolves.
Center Nikola Pekovic will miss his sixth straight game with bursitis in his right ankle.
The Timberwolves’ offense has sputtered as of late, and injuries to their top two scorers certainly won’t help. At 24-26, Minnesota will need to weather through this storm if they hope to still be in the playoff conversation come March.