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 finishes third in NBA Most Improved Player voting

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves news Updated: May 4, 2012 - 1:13 PM

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic finished third in media voting that chosen Orlando's Ryan Anderson the NBA's Most Improved Player today.

Pekovic received 10 first-place votes and finished with 104 total points from first, second and third-place votes, behind Anderson's 260 total points and Milwaukee's Ersan Ilyasova's 159.

Players got five points for a first-place vote, three for a second-place vote and one for a third-place vote.

Kevin Love got one first-place vote and three third-place votes after winning the award last season.

Here's how the top 10 voting went:

 

Ryan Anderson        33        27        14             260
Ersan Ilyasova          21       15          9              159
Nikola Pekovic          10       15          9              104
Greg Monroe             10         9        19                96
Andrew Bynum          13         8          7                96

Jeremy Lin                  10        8        17                91
Goran Dragic                4        8        10                54
Avery Bradley                 4        4          4                36
Danny Green                 3        3          3                27
Jeff Teague                    1        5          7                27

 

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