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 still displaying concussion symptoms

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves players, Wolves pre-game, Wolves news Updated: April 14, 2012 - 6:50 PM

Kevin Love is back in Minnesota, but he will not be in the house tonight for the Wolves game against Oklahoma City at Target Center.

Rick Adelman said Love still isn't feeling well, which means he's still showing signing from that concussion he sustained Wednesday night in Denver.

And he'll continue to stay at home and rest until he feels better.

With just six games left, the nature of such a head injury and the league-mandated tests he still must pass to prove his brain has healed, is the clock ticking out on Love's season?

"I have no idea, I just don't know," Adelman said. "I don't know how they're going to base their decision or whatever. We'd like to see him come back for whatever he can play. But  the doctors, the trainers and Kevin himself will be the ones who finally make that decision."

Boston's Mickeal Pietrus recently missed 17 days because of a concussion before he was ready to return to work.

The Wolves are getting Wayne Ellington (back spasms) and Anthony Tolliver (hit in the head Wednesday) back tonight while the Thunder is getting Sixth Man favorite James Harden back after he missed Friday's victory over Sacramento because of a sore knee.

Adelman said before tonight's game that Luke Ridnour still wants to play again this season, but didn't sound confident that it will be anytime soon.

The Wolves might need another triple-double from J.J. Barea -- who had one the last time these teams played, a 149-140 Thunder double overtime victory last month in OKC -- just to stay in sight tonight.

Here's a couple things to look for tonight: Expect Adelman to put Wes Johnson on Russell Westbrook to start tonight's game and Martell Webster on Kevin Durant while Barea draws Thabo Sefolosha.

 

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