This is the Kevin Love we so fondly remember.
With 12 seconds left and the Wolves down 103-100 to 2012's worst Eastern Conference team, Love gave the team and fans exactly what they needed, a game tying bucket and assurance that he is bringing to the court the Kevin Love that was an upper-echelon player in 2011-12.
How do we know this is the K-Love of old?
Because we've seen it.
That was Love in early 2012 against the Clippers to win it as time expired, one of the indelible moments of his career.
After an opener like that, strap yourselves in, these next 81 games could be a heck of a ride.