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.

Love to play in All-Star game

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves news Updated: February 9, 2012 - 6:13 PM

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love will play in his second consecutive All-Star Game, later this month in Orlando.

Western Conference coaches picked Love as one of seven reserves for the Feb. 26 game in voting announced tonight on TNT's Thursday night pre-game show.

It's a bit of expected good news in a week when he was suspended for the team's last two games -- Tuesday against Sacramento, Wednesday at Memphis -- for stepping on Houston forward Luis Scola's face and chest in a game on Saturday.

Love finished finished fifth among Western Conference forwards in fan balloting that picked the game's two starters, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin.

Last year, he was named by commissioner David Stern to the game as an injury replacement.

He played nearly 12 minutes and had two points and four rebounds while playing for the winning West team last year in Los Angeles.

 

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