New Orleans Hornets defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, 98-89

NEW ORLEANS — There couldn't have been just one guy who made his long-awaited return Friday night in the Timberwolves' 98-89 loss at New Orleans.

There had to be two, didn't there?

Given the Timberwolves' timing and fortune being what it is, of course there had to be.

Wolves forward Kevin Love made his season debut seven weeks after he broke his left hand in a preseason game. He delivered an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double while playing half the game off the be...

Kevin Love's imminent return to the Wolves' lineup is a thrill, a relief and a blessing -- and that's just Jonny Flynn's opinion. Imagine how Love must feel.

"I can't wait," Love said Thursday after receiving clearance from his doctors to play NBA basketball again, seven weeks after surgery to repair a broken left hand. "It'll be very soon. I want to help this team."

The addition of a 6-10 colossus who averaged 11.1 points and 9.1 rebounds as a 20-year-old rookie und...