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 not dwelling on blown call

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves practice news Updated: December 31, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Tuesday morning the NBA announced that the refs had made a mistake at the end of Monday’s Wolves-Mavericks game, that Shawn Marion did foul Kevin Love, and that Love should have had a chance to tie the game with two free throws with 1 second left in a 100-98 loss.

Tuesday afternoon Love and Wolves coach Rick Adelman said, basically: So what?

“It doesn’t matter,” Adelman said, rather gruffly. “It’s over with. It doesn’t do any good to think about it now.’’

Love, while considerably more verbose, essentially said the same thing:

“Coach told me they said they messed it up,” he said. “I said, ‘Well, how does that help?’ We both just shook our heads. But life goes on. We had a good day at practice today. We’ve got another team coming in tomorrow that’s in the same position we’re in. They need a win. And we just need to get over the hump.”

After the game Adelman talked about how he felt other high-profile players might have gotten the call Love didn’t. Love was asked about that. “I don’t know if it’s a thing about superstar calls or star calls,” he said. “I don’t know what it is. I just think, like I said last night, when you see an obvious foul out there, you call it. We just move on today. (The league) acknowledged it, but it’s not like they’re gonna do anything different now the next game. We’re just gonna keep on playing.’’

Indeed, both Adelman and Love talked about working on things they could change – like better energy to start games, better defense throughout games and doing better at closing out games  -- than to free about a call they could not change.

That’s about it for now. Have a great rest of your day.


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