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OKC Thunder: Minnesota's Kevin Love expected to miss Saturday's game against Thunder

Minnesota's Kevin Love is not expected to play Saturday when the Thunder visits the Target Center for a 7 p.m. contest. He's one of several injured Timberwolves players.
BY JOHN ROHDE Modified: April 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm •  Published: April 13, 2012
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/articleid/3666126/1/pictures/1694704">Photo - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was examined by a doctor after he took a shot to the head during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Karl Gehring) MAGS OUT  TV OUT ORG XMIT: CODEN301
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was examined by a doctor after he took a shot to the head during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Karl Gehring) MAGS OUT TV OUT ORG XMIT: CODEN301

The Timberwolves listed eight players on their injury report for Thursday's game.

“It can't get any worse, man,” said Barea, who received eight stitches to his lip after a collision late in the first half against the Clippers. “It can't get any worse.”

Minnesota coach Rick Adelman said he's never seen anything like it in his 20-year coaching career.

“It's just been one thing after the other,” Adelman told The Associated Press. “It seems like the way this season has gone, as a coach I took the first 40-something games and saw the progress we made and now I'm seeing it go in the other direction quickly.”

On March 12, the Minnesota Timberwolves owned a 22-21 record and were in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race.

One month later, they are riding an eight-game winning streak, have lost nine of their last 10 and are one of the league's most injury riddled franchises.

Friday's box score: Thunder 115, Kings 89

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