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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

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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