-- MINNEAPOLIS -- All-Star forward Kevin Love missed Minnesota's game against Portland Saturday because of a bruised left quadriceps.
Love limped noticeably a couple hours before the scheduled tipoff. He told reporters he took a knee from New Orleans' Greg Stiemsma on Friday night in Minnesota's road loss.
Before the injury was announced, Love -- averaging 25.6 points and 13.3 rebounds -- said he had no plans of skipping the All-Star Game.
The Timberwolves also are without starting center Nikola Pekovic. He's sidelined by bursitis in his right ankle.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.