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 ride second-half rally to win

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves postgame Updated: March 11, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Well, the Wolves took a while to take care of this game tonight. A loss to the Bucks would have been disastrous. As it is, all the Wolves did by winning was keep pace with Memphis in the Western Conference.

Here are a few reactions to the game:

--On a night when he said his body wasn’t feeling very good, Kevin Love gutted out a 27-point, 10-rebound performance. He also had six assists. And this from a guy who had just nine points and four rebounds at halftime.

--Kevin Martin also shook off a slow start – he was 5-for-13 in the first half – to score 26 points. Twelve of those came in the third quarter, when the Wolves took back control of the game.

--After a stretch of games in which J.J. Barea really struggled, I think he was the most important person in a Wolves uniform tonight. Where would Minnesota have been at halftime if he hadn’t scored 17 points in the first two quarters? Not within six, I can tell you that.

--Ricky Rubio continued his recent efficient play, scoring 11 points on 3-for-4 shooting to go with 10 assists. It was his 10th double-double of the season.

--Minnesota native Nate Wolters had a big group in the stands tonight. And he responded by scoring 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting with three assists for the Bucks.

That’s about all for now. Jerry will be in charge tomorrow. 

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