Kevin Love sets the single season double-double mark.
words // Nick Engvall
The Minnnesota Timberwolves fans haven’t had much to be excited about over the last few years. It seems that every time the team finds some light at the end of the tunnel, it gets traded away or lost to injury. This year has been the exception, thanks to big man Kevin Love. Love scored 23 points and grabbed 17 rebounds on Monday against the Mavericks, making it his 51st consecutive game with a double-double, setting a single season NBA record. Only the great Moses Malone has accomplished the same feat, but Malone’s 51 games were spread over two seasons. Love will undoubtedly hold the mark completely on his own after Wednesday’s match-up against the Pacers.
With only a handful of games on the schedule Tuesday, you might think that the footwear would be a little scarce for our Sneaker Watch coverage, but leave it to Gilbert Arenas to shock the sneaker world as he has done all season. Arenas wore a pair of never-seen-before Player Exclusive Jordan Retro 13s that had everyone buzzing last night.
Check them out below with photos courtesy of ESPN/Yahoo.
Mike Conley in a PE colorway of the adidas adiPURE.
Tony Allen lays it in wearing a PE colorway of the adidas adiZero Rose.
Kyle Korver shoots a jumper in the Converse Star Player EVO.
Derrick Rose in the newly available colorway of the adiZero Rose 1.5.
Blake Griffin wearing the Air Max Fly By PE.
D.J. Augustin in a PE colorway of the Jordan Evolution 85.
Courtney Lee in the Jordan Retro 3.
Gilbert Arenas in an unseen PE colorway of the Jordan Retro 13.
Another look at Gilbert Arenas’ PE colorway of the Jordan Retro 13.
In what may become this generation’s Malone vs. Barkley, Blake Griffin and Kevin Love squared off on Wednesday when the Minnesota Timberwolves visited the Los Angeles Clippers. Both players, who are currently in the midst of All-Star-worthy seasons, made sure to give the fans in attendance their money’s worth.
Love extended his double-double streak to 29-straight games, with 26 points and 11 rebounds (all in the second half). Unfortunately for Blake, his double-double streak ended at 27 games, but he recorded 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists on the night. More importantly, Blake walked away with the win, marking the third straight for the Clippers.
Check out what the two future All-Star power forwards, and several of the league’s other top stars, wore on the court for Wednesday’s games.
Blake Griffin and Kevin Love battle for inside position; Blake laced up his Nike Air Max Fly By Player Exclusive, while Love is wearing his PEAK sneakers.
Andray Blatche continues to hoop in the Black History Month Nike Zoom Kobe VI.
Nets center Brook Lopez drives in the adidas TS Heat Check.
In another showdown of two of the league’s top forwards, Kevin Durant wore the Nike Zoom KD III, while Carmelo Anthony hit the court in his Jordan Melo M7.
Chris Paul looks to make a pass in the Jordan CP3.IV.
Dorell Wright reacts to making a shot in his PEAK Player Exclusives.
Gilbert Arenas, in the Nike Air Penny II, receives some instruction from Coach Stan Van Gundy.
Portland’s Nicolas Batum goes to the rack in the adidas Pro Model 2010.
Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitzki battle it out in Player Exclusive colorways of the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.
Rajon Rondo drives in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse; Tracy McGrady defends in the adidas TS Speedcut XR.
Ramon Sessions attempts a layup in a Player Exclusive colorway of the Reebok Zig Slash.
Knicks point guard Raymond Felton creates in the adidas adiZero Infiltrate.
Tony Parker, wearing the Nike Zoom Brave IV, shows off his soft touch under the rim .