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Minnesota Timberwolves star, Kevin Love, did not play Saturday night against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a bruised left quadriceps. The announcement came just minutes before tipoff.
According to The Associated Press, Love said, ''I knew that my quad was bothering me pretty bad so I went out there and tried to move around a little bit and it just wasn't quite right.”
The Timberwolves struggled without Love, losing 117-110. Love has been averaging 25.6 points and 13.3 rebounds a game. His injury is not serious, and he plans on resting and receiving treatment in order to be ready for Monday’s game at home against the Houston Rockets.
Love still plans on playing in Sunday’s All-Star game, marking his third appearance and first start in the fan-voted game.
Love wasn’t the only member of the Timberwolves missing from Saturday night’s game. According to Fox Sports, shooting guard Kevin Martin sustained a broken bone in the tip of his left thumb and is out indefinitely.