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.

Pekovic out with a sprained ankle

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves news Updated: March 30, 2013 - 6:31 PM

 Wolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss tonight's game against Memphis with a sprained left ankle. It is unclear how long he will be out with the injury, which occurred during Friday's victory over Oklahoma City. 

Greg Stiemsma is expected to draw the starting assignment against Memphis center Marc Gasol.

Pekovic had a 22-point, 15-rebound against the Thunder in his eighth game back after missing eight games with an abdominal strain. Pekovic also missed five games in late January with a thigh contusion. He also missed two games in November with an issue in the same left ankle. 

In all, tonight will mark the 16th game Pekovic will miss due to injury this season. 

 

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