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 lose 11th consecutive game 91-84 with Love in the house

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves players, Wolves postgame, Wolves news Updated: April 18, 2012 - 3:11 AM

Kevin Love dropped by Target Center for part of Tuesday night's 91-84 loss to Memphis, the Wolves' 11th consecutive loss and their 27th consecutive in the month of April dating to 2009, an NBA record for consecutive losses in a single month.

He said Tuesday is the first day he hasn't felt disoriented since he sustained a concussion last week in Denver.

He said he hopes to play the season's final two games -- Sunday against Golden State and next Thursday against the Nuggets -- and intends to start taking the league-mandating testing on Wednesday to prove he now is concussion symptom free.

Here is the notebook top I wrote from a brief visit with him in the hallway outside the team's locker room as he appeared to be headed back home during the third quarter.

At this point, it doesn't make much sense for Love to come back and risk another blow, does it?

Not with just three games remaining and the Wolves in a spin they don't appear capable of escaping.

Here's the game story from Tuesday that touches on a fourth quarter when neither team could make a shot for the longest of time until the game turned with a little less than four minutes left, when Anthony Tolliver appeared to be headed to a three-point play and the Wolves to an 84-80 lead until he was whistled for an offensive foul that the Wolves vehemently protested.

There should be about six minutes of locker-room video embedded here in the blog by morning in which both Tolliver and J.J. Barea talk about that play and the Grizzlies' 11-3 finishing run that ensued.

I'll keep it short and sweet from Target Center here on Tuesday night.

The Wolves after these back-to-back games in Indiana and against the Grizzlies will take Wednesday off and fly to Detroit for Thursday's final road game of the season.

I'll catch up with you from Detroit.

 

 

 

 

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