Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Must-see TV?: Wolves at Nets tonight

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves pre-game, Wolves news Updated: December 23, 2009 - 5:59 PM

Sorry, folks, but this one isn't on back home in Twin Cities tonight.

Your loss.

Add the records of the Timberwolves and New Jersey Nets and you get a combined 7-50 record.

Consider that and the fact that it's Christmas Eve eve, the location is the swamps of New Jersey and, well, as one press-room wag put it:

Plenty of good sections remain.

These two teams met on opening night way back in October and the Wolves prevailed.

By a bucket.

The Nets went on to lose their first 18 games of the season.

The Wolves went the next month without winning again, a mere 15-game losing streak.

They meet again, with the Nets 2-26 and losers of seven straight and the Wolves 5-24 and losers of only two consecutive games.

The Wolves will play their sixth consecutive game without small forward Ryan Gomes, who made the trip to Jersey after last night's home loss to Atlanta.

He will be held out at least until Saturday's game against Atlanta because of that high ankle sprain.



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