New Jersey Nets backup point guard Jordan Farmar will be sidelined for a third time with a groin injury.
Farmar missed four games last month after injuring his groin and four more games March 16-21 after aggravating the injury. The Nets said Monday, before their game with Utah, that Farmar has again aggravated it, and his status wonít be discussed again until April 5.
New Jersey also said that backup shooting guard Anthony Morrow would miss Mondayís game against the Jazz with a bruised right shoulder. His status is day to day.
Loving playing time
There was a time in Minnesota when Kevin Love was openly disappointed about the lack of minutes he was getting with the Timberwolves.
Now he can hardly get a momentís rest.
Love is averaging a league-leading 39.8 minutes per game. Heís also fourth in the league in scoring with 26.3 points per game and second in rebounds with 13.8.
Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman says he worries about the load his star power forward is carrying. But the coach also canít afford to take Love off the court while the Timberwolves chase a Western Conference playoff berth.
The Wolves started Monday 2õ games out of the eighth seed in the playoff field.
Love joked on Monday that heíll never complain about getting minutes again.
Love started only 59 games in his first two seasons in the league, and clashed in 2009-10 with former coach Kurt Rambis, who didnít want to play him and Al Jefferson together in the frontcourt.
Timberwolves President David Kahn shipped Jefferson out that summer and chose to build around Love, and the minutes started coming last season.