Love apologises to fans after missed tip-in at buzzer.
With nine games on the NBA schedule on Monday night, there was plenty to talk about after a battle in the Western Conference and an unbeaten streak goes on in the East.
Having impressed so far this season with a healthy roster, the Minnesota Timberwolves travelled to the Staples Center hoping to inflict a first home loss on the Los Angeles Clippers.
Despite a game-high 30 points from Kevin Martin, the hosts were able to hold on to seal a 109-107 win with Kevin Love missing a tip-in at the buzzer.
It was a disappointing conclusion to the night for the power forward who has made a brilliant return to action so far this season, but he took to Twitter after the game to apologise to the fans for the missed opportunity.
Nevertheless, both teams now sit with a 5-3 record so far this year, with double doubles for Chris Paul (21 points and 11 assists) and Blake Griffin (25 points, 10 rebounds) ensuring that the Clippers come away with the win.
Meanwhile, it is becoming somewhat of a winning habit for the Indiana Pacers as they made it eight consecutive wins to start the season with their 95-79 triumph over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Paul George led the way with 23 points but coach Frank Vogel received good production across the roster as the Pacers continue to make the early running for the first seed in the East.
Divisional rivals Chicago Bulls also picked up a victory on Monday night, following their 96-81 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center.
Carlos Boozer had a game-high 17 points, while Derrick Rose had 16 points and 7 assists before being replaced in the fourth quarter due to a tweaked hamstring.
Initial reports suggest it is only a minor strain, but the point guard is expected to undergo further tests on Tuesday.
Elsewhere, the Boston Celtics sealed their fourth straight win with a 120-105 triumph over the Orlando Magic while the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets continued their strong starts to the season with wins over the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors respectively.
Atlanta Hawks 103-94 Charlotte Bobcats
Memphis Grizzlies 79-95 Indiana Pacers
San Antonio Spurs 109-85 Philadelphia 76ers
Orlando Magic 105-120 Boston Celtics
Cleveland Cavaliers 81-96 Chicago Bulls
Toronto Raptors 106-110 Houston Rockets
Denver Nuggets 100-81 Utah Jazz
Detroit Pistons 103-109 Portland Trail Blazers
Minnesota Timberwolves 107-109 Los Angeles Clippers