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NBA MVP talks include Kevin Love

Kevin Love is starting to hear MVP chants at Target Center. He leads the Wolves in scoring and rebounding, and he's been the go-to-guy in clutch situations. Head coach Rick Adelman believes Love deserves to be included in the MVP conversation, but Love says he's "just trying to go out there and help" the Wolves win.
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Kevin Love is starting to hear MVP chants at Target Center. He leads the Wolves in scoring and rebounding, and he's been the go-to-guy in clutch situations. Head coach Rick Adelman believes Love deserves to be included in the MVP conversation, but Love says he's "just trying to go out there and help" the Wolves win.

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