Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

Kevin Love wanted to be a quarterback

Kevin Love flashed back Saturday to his UCLA days. Or maybe even earlier.

“My parents never let me play football,” the Wolves forward said, “and I always wanted to be a quarterback.”

It shows. Love, who built a reputation with the Bruins for length-of-the-floor outlet passes, had not displayed his unusual skill much this season — until Saturday. Love fired five passes of 50 feet or longer from under the Wolves basket and completed three of them for easy scores, a success rate that Brett Favre would appreciate.

“I’ve told the coaches, I’ve told the front office, that we need to engage that a little more,” said Love, who made long connections with Ryan Hollins and Damien Wilkins for breakaway dunks, and Ramon Sessions for a layup. “It loses [the opponent] a rebounder if they want to get back, or if they crash the boards, it’s going to be tough for them to get back.”