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 end three-game losing streak

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves postgame Updated: March 26, 2014 - 10:49 PM

Greetings one final time from Target Center tonight.

Given that Atlanta had so much to play for, it’s odd that the Hawks came out with such a listless effort tonight. The Wolves, meanwhile, are all but out of it in the West, but they still came out with a very strong effort.

Here are some final notes on the game:

--This was the team’s 11th 20-point win of the season, a franchise record and a league high. And yet the team is still .500. Go figure.

--Gorgui Dieng was the talk of the locker room after the game after his fifth double-double in six starts. Even the normally reserved Rick Adelman was wowed, especially by Dieng’s sweet spin move along the baseline.

--Ricky Rubio took 15 stitches in the first half but still finished with 10 assists, his 23rd double-digit assist game of the season. He also had six steals, his third game with six or more. He has 174 now, just two away from passing Tyrone Corbin’s single-season franchise record of 175 set in the 1989-90 season.

--This was the Wolves fifth game this season in which they’ve scored 30 or more points off of turnovers.

--This was just the ninth time this season the Wolves have held an opponent under 40 percent shooting.

--This is the 19th time since the season started that the Wolves have been at .500.

That’s about all for tonight. I’ll get after you after tomorrow’s practice. 

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