Timberwolves forward Kevin Love scored 31 points and pulled down 31 rebounds Friday night against the New York Knicks. This was the first time a player scored 30 points and had 30 rebounds in an NBA game since Moses Malone did it in 1982.
The feat was made sweeter by the player’s last name: Love. This gave headline writers the opportunity to indulge in creative punning.
The Star Tribune gets romantic: Love blooms with 31 points, 31 rebounds in win over Knicks
The Saint Paul Pioneer Press channels Zeppelin: Whole lotta Love
The New York Daily News: T-Wolves show Knicks tough Love
The New York Post is too bitter to come up with a pun: Love’s 30-30 night sinks woeful Knicks
And of course, the New York Times is above such things: Knick Collapse Under Weight of a 21-Point Lead