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.

Wolves-Raptors: Adelman goes for 1000, Love not cleared

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves pre-game, Wolves news Updated: April 5, 2013 - 6:34 PM

It figures, doesn't it?

Tonight's Wolves-Raptors game from Target Center is not being televised locally -- one of four Wolves game this year not so carried -- and of course it's the night Rick Adelman goes for career victory No. 1000.

Just off the top of my head...Wolves fans also never saw Kevin Love's 30-30 game back in 2010 and Ricky Rubio's first career start last year as well.

Adelman's wife Mary Kay, btw, will attend tonight's game, as she has done most home games recently.

And as long as I mentioned Love...

He was not cleared today for full contact -- remember last week they said he'd be re-evaluated this week? -- and now he'll be evaluated again early next week, the team says.

The leaves only about a week in the season and only a handful of games.

Sure sounds like he's not going to play again, right?

Adelman says he still would like to see Love play, even if for a few games.

"My stance is still the same," he said. "If he's cleared to play, we'll address it at that time. But it has been going on sl long now that we'll just stay with the guys we have and see what happens."

 

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