Report: Love a lock as All-Star reserve

Kevin Love is expected to make the NBA's Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve. The full roster will be announced at 6 p.m. Central. Love has missed the past two Timberwolves games due to a suspension. He’s back in the lineup tomorrow night when the Wolves host Dallas.
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Kevin Love is expected to make the NBA's Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve. The full roster will be announced at 6 p.m. Central. Love has missed the past two Timberwolves games due to a suspension. He’s back in the lineup tomorrow night when the Wolves host Dallas.

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