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.

Nine days after Mexico City, Wolves and Spurs finally meet tonight

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves pre-game, Wolves news Updated: December 13, 2013 - 7:07 PM

That Spurs-Wolves meeting that never got played in Mexico City last week gets played tonight in San Antonio in what was an already-scheduled home game for the Spurs.

That game postponed because of smoke at Mexico City Arena will be rescheduled for Target Center in April, but for tonight the two teams will go at it with basically the same scouting reports they had prepared nine days ago.

The Spurs will be missing starting center Tiago Splitter and reserve forward Aron Baynes.

Somebody mentioned that to Rick Adelman before tonight's game and asked him what kind of advantage that might give his Wolves.

"Is Parker playing?" he asked a San Antonio reporter.





Well, yes.

"I don't know how much we're going to be able to do," Adelman said. "They still have a lot of ways they can go."

One other thing: The Spurs are one of the NBA's most active teams when it comes to using their D League affiliate, just an hour up the freeway in Austin, Tex.

Adelman said Wolves management will discuss using their Des Moines, Iowa, -- with rookies Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng and maybe even Alexey Shved -- "once we get through December" and a schedule that remains hectic through Christmas.

The Wolves, btw, have won the last two meetings between the teams, dating back to the final month of last season.

  • 0
  • Comments

Be the first to comment


St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn 4 FINAL
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle 5 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber 0
LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 5
Baltimore - LP: B. Norris 2 FINAL
Boston - WP: J. Tazawa 4
Minnesota - LP: K. Correia 4 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: B. Chen 5
Cincinnati - LP: T. Cingrani 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: E. Jackson 8
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 3 FINAL
Oakland - WP: D. Otero 4
Milwaukee - WP: J. Henderson 8 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Grilli 7
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 7 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: B. Colon 5
NY Yankees - LP: I. Nova 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: C. Archer 16
Seattle - LP: R. Elias 0 FINAL
Miami - WP: H. Alvarez 7
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 3 FINAL
Texas - WP: C. Lewis 6
Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick 1 FINAL
Colorado - WP: J. Lyles 3
Arizona - LP: M. Bolsinger 6 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: D. Haren 8
San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson 1 FINAL
San Diego - WP: E. Stults 3
Brooklyn 94 FINAL
Toronto 87
Golden State 109 FINAL
LA Clippers 105
Atlanta 101 FINAL
Indiana 93
Memphis 86 FINAL
Oklahoma City 100
Chicago 3 FINAL(OT)
St. Louis 4
Columbus 4 FINAL(OT)
Pittsburgh 3
Minnesota 2 FINAL
Colorado 4
Houston 0 FINAL
Philadelphia 0
New England 1 FINAL
Chicago 1
San Jose 0 FINAL
Colorado 0
Los Angeles 2 FINAL
Vancouver FC 2
Columbus 1
Toronto FC 1 FINAL
FC Dallas 2
Montreal 0 FINAL
Sporting Kansas City 4
Portland 0 FINAL
Real Salt Lake 1
Seattle 2 FINAL
Chivas USA 1
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters





question of the day

Poll: Grade the Timberwolves season

Weekly Question