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Associated Press, Published March 28 2012

Love records double-double, Wolves win over Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kevin Love had 40 points and 19 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Charlotte Bobcats, 88-83 on Wednesday night.

Love scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and the Timberwolves (25-27) led the entire second half to win a game they had to have.

Minnesota 24 21 23 20 – 88

Charlotte 21 26 18 18 – 83

MINNESOTA (88): Johnson 2-4 0-0 5, D.Williams 2-11 1-2 5, Love 14-31 8-10 40, Ridnour 6-13 3-3 15, Webster 3-7 0-0 8, Tolliver 4-7 2-5 11, Ellington 0-5 0-0 0, Lee 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 33-81 14-20 88.

CHARLOTTE (83): Maggette 7-15 7-7 22, White 7-12 0-0 14, Biyombo 3-4 0-2 6, Augustin 0-4 0-0 0, Henderson 5-14 5-6 15, Brown 1-3 0-0 2, R.Williams 1-7 0-0 2, Walker 6-13 6-7 20, Mullens 0-3 0-0 0, Najera 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 31-78 18-22 83.

3-Point Goals– Minnesota 8-21 (Love 4-7, Webster 2-5, Tolliver 1-2, Johnson 1-3, D.Williams 0-2, Ellington 0-2), Charlotte 3-13 (Walker 2-6, Maggette 1-2, Henderson 0-1, R.Williams 0-2, Augustin 0-2). Fouled Out– None. Rebounds– Minnesota 58 (Love 19), Charlotte 47 (Najera 8). Assists– Minnesota 22 (Ridnour 14), Charlotte 22 (Augustin 8). Total Fouls– Minnesota 17, Charlotte 21. A– 10,540 (19,077).