- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has recorded his 52nd double-double in a row, surpassing Moses Malone for the longest streak since the ABA and NBA merged in 1976.

Love didn’t waste much time in extending the streak. He grabbed 10 rebounds in the first 16 minutes and scored his 10th point at the free throw line with 6:51 to play in the first half.

The crowd gave him a standing ovation and he waved as his achievement was put on the big screen above the court.

Love played with a bulky brace on his bruised left knee and wasn’t sure he was going to play until shortly before game time. He was injured on Monday against Dallas, when he tied Malone’s mark of 51 in a row with 23 points and 17 rebounds.

The last time Love did not have a double-double was Nov. 19 against the Los Angeles Lakers, when he was scoreless with seven rebounds.

(This version CORRECTS Corrects Love’s rebounding total in the Lakers game to seven, not eight.)

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