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.

Show must go on at New Orleans tonight

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves pre-game, Wolves news Updated: February 7, 2011 - 6:54 PM

The Timberwolves play on tonight without starting point guard Luke Ridnour and reserve guard Martell Webster against a Hornets team they beat 113-98 at Target Center in December.

Ridnour will miss his fourth consecutive game to be with his family. His wife recently delivered twins and there are complications with one that has kept him close to home for the past week.

Webster is out with back spasms after he was injured in a fall with teammate Anthony Tolliver in Toronto on Friday. Webster undercut Tolliver as both players converged on the ball.

Webster tried to cushion Tolliver's fall as he came down awkwardly after attempting to block a shot and Tolliver ended up falling on him.

"He tried to keep me from getting hurt and he ends up getting hurt," Tolliver said.

With Ridnour out, Jonny Flynn again will start at the point, this time against a guy named Chris Paul.

Hornets coach Monty Williams said he has shown his team footage of that December loss in Minneapolis twice in the last week to remind them "how embarrassing we played, how poorly we played in every facet."

The Hornets are playing without starters Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza themselves tonight.

 

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