By Kent Youngblood
Even those in the middle of the fray — pushing, shoving, running, competing — knew something special was going on Wednesday night.
At one point J.J. Barea looked up at the scoreboard and was stunned by how many points Kevin Love and Paul George had already scored. For much of the night, but especially in the third quarter, the two All-Star forwards went at it. Shot for shot, point for point.
“Just a great all-star battle,” Corey Brewer said, shaking his head. “Great one-on-one battle. And Kevin Love won.”
So did the Wolves.
With two starters still out with injuries, with the second-best team in the NBA visiting the Target Center, Love outdueled George and the rest of the Pacers, scoring 42 points with 16 rebounds as the Wolves began their stretch run with a 104-91 victory.
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