DALLAS _ Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has nothing but high praise for Kevin Love. Even if the Minnesota All-Star forward won’t play (groin) Thursday when the Mavs host the Timberwolves.
“He’s become a high impact player, obviously, this year,’’ Carlisle said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t know his situation, but if he doesn’t play they’ll have another high energy guy out there running around.’’
Love had a streak of 53 straight double-doubles snapped Mar. 13 at Golden State when he scored just six points to go with 12 rebounds. Then he was injured the very next game -- last Wednesday at Utah.
Carlisle, however, believe the Timberwolves will just plug in Anthony Tolliver to match with Michael Beasley on the frontline and keep on trucking.
“Tolliver or Beasley will move over to (power forward) and then they’ll be harder to guard because they’ll be smaller,’’ Carlisle said. “We’ll see.
“But it’s not about who plays. It’s about how we play.’’
-- Dwain Price
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