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 to play tonight; Lee out

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves pre-game Updated: November 30, 2012 - 7:10 PM

 Greetings from Target Center. We were just given word that Kevin Love, who missed shootaround this morning due to an illness, has warmed up and deemed himself able to play tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks.

 

Meanwhile, guard Malcolm Lee was a late scratch with a sore left groin. J.J. Barea replaced him in the starting lineup.

 

With that out of the way, now the Wolves have to figure out how to slow yet another talented backcourt, in this case Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. The Wolves have had their problem defending talented guards so far this season.

 

“They can attack,” Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. “They haven’t snot the ball like they have in their careers, but they’re capable of putting up big numbers. I shouldn’t have said they haven’t shot the ball well. They’ll probably do it tonight.”

 

Andrei Kirilenko will miss a second game with back spasms. But, talking before the game, Kirilenko said he expects to be ready to play Tuesday in Philadelphia.

 

That’s about all for now. I’ll get back to you after the game. 

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