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.

Beavis and Butt-head and a Wolves weekend sweep

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves postgame Updated: December 28, 2013 - 11:13 PM

Kevin Love was about to talk with reporters after Saturday’s game when he noticed a Milwaukee reporter wearing a Beavis and Butt-head tie. Love stopped the interview and called over to Nikola Pekovic, asking him to come over, which he did.

“See this?” Love said, pointing to the tie. “This is what I’m going to get you.”

Pekovic responded by mimicking Buttheads signature laugh.

I share this only to point out how loose the Wolves locker room was after the team finished off a back-to- back by beating the lowly Bucks here at Bradley Center.

Beating the Bucks is no big deal. But the Wolves had displayed a frustrating habit of following up a nice win with a listless loss.

Not tonight. Love was very great, Pekovic was very good and the rest of the starting lineup was pretty good, too. Good enough to build a lead so big even a horrible fourth quarter by the Wolves bench couldn’t sully it.

Now the Wolves have a two-game winning streak coming home to play three straight at home.

Here are some thoughts on the game:

--The Wolves bench played very well in the second quarter, but started the fourth quarter a combined 1-for-14. Coach Rick Adelman was forced to put his starters back in.

--Saturday’s game marked just the ninth time in franchise history the Wolves had 100 points by the end of the third quarter.

--Alexey Shved made his first three-point attempt Saturday, then missed his final four.

--Ricky Rubio was just 1-for-5 tonight. But he had a very, very good game despite scoring just four points. He had eight assists and six steals.

--Corey Brewer hit on five of nine shots and three steals of his own today.

That’s about it for now. Have a great rest of your weekend. 


Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa 0 FINAL
Toronto - WP: M. Stroman 8
San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson 1 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 2
Texas - LP: C. Lewis 2 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy 4
Houston - LP: S. Feldman 1 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Samardzija 13
Miami - WP: H. Alvarez 3 FINAL
Atlanta - LP: C. Kimbrel 2
San Diego - WP: T. Ross 13 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 3
NY Mets - LP: D. Gee 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: M. Garza 9
Chicago WSox - WP: H. Noesi 5 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2
Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski 1 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: A. Crow 2
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 6 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: G. Richards 4
Baltimore - WP: W. Chen 4 FINAL
Seattle - LP: H. Iwakuma 0
Montreal 1 FINAL
Real Salt Lake 3
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 7/26/14 6:00 PM
Toronto 7/26/14 9:00 PM
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
New York 84 FINAL
Seattle 80
Phoenix 93 FINAL
Los Angeles 73
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