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, Rubio out tonight vs. Blazers

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves pre-game, Vikings, Packers, Wolves news Updated: January 5, 2013 - 12:03 PM

The Wolves will play on tonight with either Kevin Love or Ricky Rubio against Portland at Target Center.

Yes, there is another game going on tonight at 7 p.m., sports fans.

Love is out because of what the team is calling a sprained finger sustained against the Nuggets in Denver on Thursday night, although it looked like the swelling was more in the hand on that third metacarpal he broke in October than up his middle finger.

Rubio will miss his third consecutive game because of a stiff back/back spasms.

He worked long after shootaround this morning shooting and running with assistant coach Terry Porter.

Btw, the Wolves will show tonight's Vikings-Packers game -- which also starts at 7 p.m. -- on the Target Center concourse televisions and will provide in-game score updates on the P.A. system.

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