by Adena Andrews
Kevin Love‘s 30-30 night was truly historical but what made it even more enjoyable was narration by the league’s most eloquent color analyst, Walt “Clyde” Frazier. If you watched on NBA League Pass (which is still available for a low, low price, BUY NOW!), the game was called by Frazier and you probably had to pull out your thesaurus to understand what was going on. We here at All Ball thought we’d give our vocabulary a work out and recap last night — Frazier style.
In a truly serendipitous night, Kevin Love conveyed a grandiloquent, slam-tastic presentation of 30-for-30 (31 points and 31 rebounds) in front of a boisterous Minnesota multitude. New York’s defense was hushed and crushed by Love, who seized approximately 1.29 rebounds for each minute of participation. An omnipotent performance of this temperament has not occurred since 1982 by Moses Malone.
“My dad always said if you can’t get close enough to the basket throw it up there and get the rebound like Moses Malone,” Love declared.
In factual Knickerbocker methodology, New York permitted a 21-point third-quarter lead to dissipate. In all actualization, Love pontificated his individual astounding rebounding evening.
“K-Love just whispered in my ear and said, ‘I’m going for 30 tonight.’ I was like 30 what? I didn’t know he had 18 at the time,” Minnesota bruiser Michael Beasley affirmed.
Scintillating, smoldering presentations of this nature should be no revelation for the ostentatious center of Minnesota, who dispatched a 23-point, 24-rebound contest three nights ago against the reigning champion Lakers.
Not to be deprived of his appreciation, dedication and admiration, Beasley perpetuated a sizzling, scorching and slashing scoring streak by dropping 35 points subsequent to a career-high 42-point deed against the Kings on the left coast.
The dynamic, dishing and dunking duo of Love and Beasley will make its next manifestation on the hardwood of the Highlight Factory in Atlanta on Sunday.