Friday, one night only, Target Center: See the Timberwolves' past meet their present.

It's the Kevin and Kevin Show.

The Wolves, still clinging to their playoff hopes, face Boston, a veteran team that has heated up as this compressed season has worn down. The Celtics' Kevin Garnett, the best player in Wolves' history, is facing Kevin Love, who keeps staking out bigger and bigger parts of the franchise's record book.

Love is the present and the future, Garnett keeps talking about the past.

Garnett shot a salvo Wednesday, after he helped the Celtics down the red-hot Utah Jazz. Asked about going to play in Minnesota, he told reporters in Boston: "It's always special to come back to true fans and your foundation. But as far as that franchise, I have nothing positive to say. So I'll just let it be that. I think Kevin Love's playing at a high level. I think he's rejuvenated the city as far as basketball goes. Other than that, nothing else."

Oh, but there is so much more.

Especially when you consider the run Love is on. His 40-point performance Wednesday at Charlotte was his third of the month. In 15 March games he has scored 469 points (31.3 per game) with 211 rebounds (14.1). It is the second-most-productive month in the past 15 years in the NBA, behind Shaquille O'Neal's 499 points (29.4) and 218 rebounds (12.8) in 17 games in March 2001. And Love is one more big game away from reversing that order.

Garnett, 35 and in his fifth season away from Minnesota, is the 23rd-leading scorer (24,054 points) in professional basketball history. He isn't scoring as he used to (15.6 points per game vs. his career best of 24.2 in 2003-04), but the Celtics are making a push, and his game is part of it.

But Love isn't interested in drawing comparisons. Not yet, anyway.