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.

He's back: Love will participate in All-Star Saturday 3-point contest

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves news Updated: February 6, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Kevin Love will defend his All-Star Saturday three-point championship next week in New Orleans.

Well, a year late, he will.

Love won the contest in 2012, but did not participate last season because of that hand he broke twice.

The NBA announced on tonight's TNT doubleheader pre-game show that he'll be back after a year away.

Provided, of course, that his stiff neck and the rest of him recovers by then.

He will compete against Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, Washington's Bradley Beal, Brooklyn's Joe Johnson, Orlando's Arron Afflalo, Golden State's Steph Curry, San Antonio's Marco Belinelli and Portland's Damian Lillard.

Love missed Wednesday's game at Oklahoma City when he deemed his neck too stiff to play after he fell hard in Tuesday's home victory over the Lakers and his head whipped back violently in the fall.

Love survived a first-round tiebreaker with Miami's Mario Chalmers in Orlando two years ago and advanced, eventually beating Kevin Durant in the finals.

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Texas - WP: N. Martinez 5 FINAL
Miami - LP: N. Eovaldi 4
Seattle - LP: J. Paxton 3 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 4
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 9 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 5
NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler 8 FINAL
Oakland - LP: J. Samardzija 5
Atlanta 2 Top 8th Inning
Pittsburgh 0
Houston 1 Top 7th Inning
NY Yankees 2
Arizona 0 Top 7th Inning
Washington 2
LA Angels 6 Bottom 5th Inning
Boston 3
Detroit 6 Bottom 7th Inning
Tampa Bay 0
Cincinnati 0 Bottom 6th Inning
St. Louis 4
San Francisco 7 Bottom 3rd Inning
Chicago Cubs 2
Baltimore 3 Top 5th Inning
Chicago WSox 2
Cleveland 2 Top 4th Inning
Minnesota 0
Kansas City 1 Bottom 2nd Inning
Colorado 0
San Diego - E. Stults 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - R. Hernandez
Pittsburgh 8/21/14 6:30 PM
Philadelphia
Carolina 8/22/14 6:30 PM
New England
NY Giants 8/22/14 6:30 PM
NY Jets
Jacksonville 8/22/14 6:30 PM
Detroit
Oakland 8/22/14 7:00 PM
Green Bay
Chicago 8/22/14 9:00 PM
Seattle
Tampa Bay 8/23/14 3:30 PM
Buffalo
Tennessee 8/23/14 6:00 PM
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Cleveland
Houston 8/23/14 8:00 PM
Denver
San Diego 8/24/14 3:00 PM
San Francisco
Cincinnati 8/24/14 7:00 PM
Arizona
Los Angeles 0 1st Half 44:55
Colorado 0
San Jose 9:00 PM
Seattle
Montreal 8/22/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Toronto 8/23/14 3:00 PM
Edmonton
Calgary 8/24/14 2:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/24/14 6:00 PM
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