Posted by Ben Golliver
All-Star forward Kevin Love hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to push the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Los Angeles Clippers, 101-98, at the Staples Center on Friday night.
Love's 3-pointer came on a side out of bounds play after Clippers guard Chauncey Billups missed a lay-up with just seconds to go and the Timberwolves called timeout. Love came open, caught the inbounds pass from Luke Ridnour at the top of the circle and let fly from well behind the 3-point line. He hit nothing but net, sending the Timberwolves bench into hysterics.
Love's winner came after Timberwolves rookie guard Ricky Rubio hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to tie the game at 98. It was Rubio's first made field goal of the evening, and he finished 1-for-11 with 9 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds.
Love finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 36 minutes. Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 38 minutes.
Here's the video of Kevin Love's game-winner to send the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Los Angeles Clippers at the buzzer.