Love doubtful vs. Lakers with back spasms

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love was scratched from

the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night

because of back spasms.

The team said Love was doubtful for the game, but did not rule

out him trying to play.

Love is averaging 25.5 points and 13.8 rebounds per game for the

Wolves and has been on a tear during their three-game winning

streak. He had 42 points in a win at Portland last weekend, 39

points and 17 rebounds in a win over the Clippers on Monday and 29

points and 16 boards in a win over the Blazers on Wednesday.

Rookie Derrick Williams started in Love’s place at power