Love returns from 2-game suspension

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is returning from his two-game suspension and ready to get Minnesota back on the winning track.

Love was suspended for stepping on Rockets forward Luis Scola last weekend. He missed a win over Sacramento on Tuesday and a loss at Memphis on Wednesday.

Love says it was difficult to watch the team at home on television. He was named the Western Conference All-Star team on Thursday, and the Wolves will welcome his scoring and rebounding.

Love is averaging 25 points and 13.7 rebounds per game this season. He will be back in the starting lineup when the Timberwolves host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.