Chris Paul and Blake Griffin each scored 19 points as the Clippers smacked the Timberwolves, 111-95, at the STAPLES Center. Nikola Pekovic posted 20 points and five boards in the loss. Minnesota shot 39-percent from the field as a team. The T’Wolves are 29-and-49. The T’wolves wrap up their three-game road trip tomorrow in Utah.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has underwent successful season-ending surgery on his left knee. Love will miss about four-to-six weeks after an arthroscopic procedure to remove a buildup of scar tissue. Love has played just 18 games this season, averaging 18.3 points and 14 rebounds.