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.

How could Wolves fall so flat with so much at stake?

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves postgame Updated: March 5, 2014 - 10:58 PM

Greetings from Target Center for the last time tonight.

I find it rather difficult to understand how the Wolves could come out so flat with so much at stake. Guess that first home game after a long road trip is a tough one.

Still….

This one hurt. Especially with Memphis and Dallas both losing tonight. Especially after the Wolves had rebounded from a poor start to get within two points heading into the fourth quarter.

Here are some final thoughts on the game:

--Once again some poor offensive execution from the Wolves bench contributed to the loss. The Knicks opened the fourth quarter on a 15-2 run and the rest is history.

--The one bright spot on the night was Shabazz Muhammad’s 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting. He also had three rebounds and a steal. But don’t get too excited. He also had four turnovers and his defense wasn’t stellar.

--The Wolves very much need Chase Budinger to start hitting open shots. He was 3-for-10 tonight, 1-for-5 on three-pointers.

--J.J. Barea had another tough night, going 1-for-9.

--Nobody on the Wolves roster could slow Carmelo Anthony tonight. Not Corey Brewer, not Luc Mbah a Moute. Nobody.

--When was the last time Kevin Love went an entire half without a field goal? He had only one point in the second half Wednesday.

That’s about it for tonight. I’ll get back to you after Thursday’s practice.

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