Timberwolves' Kevin Love Sets Franchise Record for Points in a Season

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffApril 15, 2014

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Per 1500 ESPN's Nate Sandell, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love broke a franchise record for most points in a season Monday, pouring in 40 against the Golden State Warriors to bring his season-long total to 1,991 points.

The previous record was held by current Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett, who scored 1,987 points for the Timberwolves in 2003-04.

Garnett, widely acknowledged as the best player in franchise history, played all 82 games during his record-setting season, averaging 24.2 points per contest.

Love, a clear choice as the second-best player in franchise history, needed just 76 games to break Garnett's record, as the former UCLA Bruin is averaging 26.2 points per game.

Of course, a comparison of their respective record-setting seasons shouldn't just be about points, and Garnett's '03-04 campaign bested Love's current one in terms of team success.

This year's Timberwolves sit at 40-41 with one game remaining, well out of the Western Conference playoff picture. Owners of the NBA's longest ongoing playoff drought, The T-Wolves will miss out on postseason basketball for a ninth consecutive year.

On the other hand, Garnett's 2003-04 T-Wolves cruised to a 58-24 record, then advanced to the Western Conference Finals, where they ran into a Lakers team led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.

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Love is already a better stat compiler than KG ever was, but it's getting harder and harder to ignore the fact that he still hasn't played in a playoff game.


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