Greetings. Youngblood here with Jerry back recuperating after the recent road trip.
Couple of things, pre-game:
1. It was nice to visit with Corey Brewer before the game. What a whirlwind couple weeks for him. He went with the Wolves to Milwaukee on Feb. 21. The next day he sat in the hotel room as the Wolves finished their part in the deal that sent Carmelo Anthony to New York. Brewer left Milwaukee for the Big Apple, was inactive for a couple games then bought out. Then he fielded a bunch of offers from teams (he said he felt like he was being recruited again) before choosing the Mavericks over such teams as the Miami Heat, San Antonio and Boston.
He had a fairly festive reunion with his old teammates in the tunnels of Target Center before going out for his warmups. I'll have more on Brewer in tomorrow's paper.
2. Wolves coach Kurt Rambis has everybody available for tonight's game. That means Darko and Wayne Ellington are back, Wes Johnson and Martell Webster are healthy and Wayne Ellington is back in town after seeing to a personal matter.
Johnson and Darko! are back in the starting lineup. Rambis said he expects Ellington and, especially, Webster to be a bit rusty tonight. It will be interesting to see what rotation Rambis goes with tonight.
3. We'll see if Love's double-double streak continues. One more and he matches Moses Malone for the longest since the NBA-ABA merger.
Have a good night, and I'll get back to you after the game.