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.

Dallas' Vince Carter suspended for tonight's Wolves game

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves pre-game, Wolves news Updated: November 8, 2013 - 11:46 AM

Dallas veteran forward Vince Carter is out for tonight's game against the Wolves at Target Center.

He was suspended by the NBA this morning for one game -- tonight's game -- for throwing an elbow and hitting Oklahoma City rookie Stevens Adams in the head during Wednesday's game in OKC.

Carter was accessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected in the third quarter.

How much does that help the Wolves' cause in a meeting of two 3-2 teams from the West?

"I think it helps," Wolves star Kevin Love said. "He's a long-term vet guy, knows how to play, been in (coach Rick Carlisle's system.  To not have him in there gives another guy a chance, but still, Carter can get hot from 3."

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