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At one point in the third quarter, Kevin Love leaned over to Michael Beasley on the bench and whispered in his ear.

“I’m going for 30 tonight,” Love said.

With Love having only seven points at the time, Beasley looked at him and said, “Thirty what?”

Incredibly, Love was talking about rebounds. But he didn’t stop there.

Love grabbed a franchise-record 31 rebounds and scored 31 points, the NBA’s first 30-30 game in 28 years, and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to stun the New York Knicks 112-103 on Friday night.

“I just got a good mindset that every single one was mine,” said Love, who had 23 points and 24 rebounds in a loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.

Love grabbed 15 boards in the third quarter alone to will the Timberwolves to victory. Moses Malone was the last player to do it with 32 points and 38 rebounds for Houston against Seattle in 1982. (more…)