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.

Halftime update: Beasley bruises hip vs. Heat, done for the night

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves news Updated: November 2, 2010 - 8:09 PM

That hard fall you might have seen Mike Beasley take tonight in Miami is a bruised hip.

He fell hard after making a layup and ended up sprawled on the court in great pain.

Teammates Darko Milicic and Corey Brewer helped him to the locker room.

X-rays taken at the arena were negative and his injury was called a "left hip contusion" by a team representative.

That's bruised.

He cannot return the game whether he's healthy enough to or not because Kosta Koufos had to shoot his free throw for him after a foul was called on the play.

By NBA rules, that makes him done for the night.

The Heat lead 69-53 at the half on a night when LeBron James didn't score a field goal until the first half's final minute .

 

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