Love re-fractures hand
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has re-fractured his right hand.
The team said an MRI revealed that Love re-fractured his third metacarpal in the hand and that he will be examined by a hand specialist in New York.
The original injury, suffered Oct. 17, forced Love to miss the first three weeks of the season and has hampered his shooting. He reinjured the hand during the third quarter Thursday night at Denver.
Love is averaging 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds, both team highs, in 18 games.
Los Angeles belongs to the Clippers right now, and they're looking for much more than city dominance at this point.
Chris Paul had 30 points and 13 assists, Blake Griffin added 24 points, and the Clippers led all the way in a 107-102 victory over the Lakers on Friday night, giving them two wins in two games this season against their Staples Center cotenants. They also stopped a two-game skid and maintained the NBA's second-best record at 26-8.
"Right now we're just focused on being one of the best teams in the league, not just the city," said Lamar Odom, one of four former Lakers on the Clippers.
The Lakers have lost three of their last four games.
This article contains information from the Associated Press.