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Notes, Quotes

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Notes, Quotes · Timberwolves deal with home-court disadvantage in loss to Celtics · Roster Report
 

--Kevin Love missed his third consecutive game because of a groin injury, but he says he is not -- repeat, not -- done for the season.

That notion was spread nationwide last week when Wolves coach Kurt Rambis was asked in Dallas if there's a chance that Love could be done for the season.

Rambis said, well, yes, with fickle groins, he supposed there's always a chance, but he also said it was a very outside chance. A wire service story that night implied there's a good chance Love's done for the season.

"Most of the pain is gone, and it's just a little tight right now," he said on Saturday. "But I'm not out for the season. I'm OK. I'll be back."

--Newly-acquired Anthony Randolph averaged 27.5 points and 13 rebounds in his first two starts for Kevin Love.

On Sunday, he collected two quick fouls, played fewer than 17 minutes and had just three points and four rebounds.

Part of that night can be attributed to foul trouble.

Part of it was due to the Celtics' game plan designed to muscle him at every turn.

"It was hard for him to get into the game," Wolves coach Kurt Rambis said. "It's hard for young players whenever they get taken out of a game like that to find a rhythm, but he made a contribution. But clearly he was taken out of the ballgame and didn't make an impact the way he could have had."

QUOTE TO NOTE
"It's a team full of veterans. They understand how to win. They understand what they need to do to win. And we're the total opposite, a team full of first-, second- and third-year players. We've got to learn how to win." -- Wolves forward Michael Beasley, after Sunday's home loss to Boston.

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