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 at Denver tonight: What will it be?

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves pre-game Updated: January 3, 2013 - 7:37 PM

Rick Adelman calls tonight's game at Denver a test of his team's resolve, just 24 hours after it played probably its worst game of the season in a 106-84 loss at Utah.

"We played bad," he said. "I don't know how else to put it."

Last time the Wolves played that bad -- a loss at Toronto in the season's second game -- they came back the next night and trailed by double digits at Brooklyn before pulling off a spirited comeback that sparked a three-game winning streak.

"In an 82-game season you're going to have games like that and we haven't had one for a while," Adelman said. "The key is not to keep going in that direction. We have to respond tonight."

They will do so against a Nuggets team that is getting point guard Ty Lawson back in the lineup after missing Monday's victory that stopped the Clippers' 17-game win streak at Pepsi Center.

Lawson says he will play despite an Achilles tendon strain.

The Wolves' lineup stays the same, although you might see a bit more of newly signed Lazar Hayward tonight because is the second game of back-to-back games. Hayward played the final six minutes in last night's blowout loss, his first action since being signed on Monday.

 

 


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