• Timberwolves fans will get a chance to watch Kevin Garnett chase a number of career milestones. He is 14th all-time in NBA scoring at 25,911 points and is within range of No. 13 John Havlicek (26,395) and No. 12 Dominique Wilkins (26,668). Garnett is also only 112 rebounds away from passing Karl Malone is the NBA’s all-time defensive rebound leader.
• Ticket King, a ticket broker for all local sports, sold more Wolves tickets the day of the Garnett announcement than it had in 10 years, and it was able to raise the price for tickets rather than lower them.
• In Garnett’s first season in the NBA as a 19-year-old, he played 80 games, including 43 starts, averaging 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. So far in Andrew Wiggins’ first season in the NBA at 19-years-old, he has played and started all 53 games, averaging 15.2 points and 4.3 rebounds.
• For the first time in Gophers coach Jerry Kill’s four years here, neither Iowa nor Wisconsin were able to recruit a scholarship Minnesota high school football player.
• When Duke rallied to beat North Carolina on Wednesday after trailing by nine with two-plus minutes to play, former Apple Valley guard Tyus Jones not only scored the last nine points in regulation to force overtime, but he scored or assisted on 42 of the Blue Devils’ points for the game.
• Edina High School product Anders Lee is on a hot streak for the New York Islanders. In 11 games this month, he has six goals and seven assists for 13 points, giving him 19 goals and 12 assists in 54 games this season. He had an assist on Ryan Strome’s tying goal in the final minute of regulation in Saturday’s 3-2 shootout loss to Washington. Meanwhile, Warroad’s Brock Nelson is fifth on the team in scoring with 16 goals and 18 assists in 60 games.