London, England (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love played a huge role on defense and in rebounding for the United States men's basketball team on Sunday, helping to beat Spain in the gold medal game at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Love scored nine points and had nine rebounds in the winning effort, and his defensive efforts against Spain's Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol were important throughout the championship game.
The United States was led offensively by Kevin Durant, who finished with a game-high 30 points in the 107-100 win. The gold medal is the second in as many Olympic Games for the Americans, who finish the tournament with an unbeaten (8-0) record.
This was the first-ever Olympic appearance for Love, who will return to Minnesota this upcoming fall for his fifth season with the Timberwolves.