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.

Thunder at Wolves tonight, "24 Hours" with Kevin Love sneak peak

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves pre-game, Wolves news Updated: January 26, 2011 - 6:36 PM

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder -- the model for how to rebuild a franchise in fairly short order -- are in town tonight for the second and final time this season.

I'll update here after pregame availability with any news and notes about the game.


That NBA TV "24 Hours" program that was in town a couple weeks following Kevin Love for about 39 1/2 hours actually will air on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Central time.

Love is the third subject -- Phoenix's Grant Hill and New Orleans' Chris Paul the others -- to be profiled by a four-man TV crew that follows an NBA star around at home, practice and in this case, to Lund's and Manny's.

For a sneak peak, here's a trailer for this episode.

UPDATE (30 minutes before opening tap):

Rambis will have Anthony Tolliver as an option tonight defending Durant, but Corey Brewer will start the game on him.

Tolliver did a pretty effiicient job on Durant in that November game when the Wolves led by 19 points in the second quarter and had a lead midway through the fourth quarter but lost 111-103.

Tolliver was injured with that strained knee ligament when the Thunder won at Target Center in December.



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