Jerry Zgoda has covered just about everything there is to cover in sports -- the NHL, NBA, college athletics, media, outdoor recreation -- in 30 years on the job and now is back covering the Minnesota Timberwolves after doing so during the franchise's inception. He's back after missing the entire...
As Memphis, Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah all went before them this past decade, the Timberwolves have turned toward age and experience to elevate a young rising team. The Grizzlies added forceful veterans Zach Randolph and Tony Allen beside youngsters Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. The Thunder nurtured young stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and then sprinkled enough veteran winners around them to reach the 2012 NBA Finals.
Ricky Rubio came "home" to Target Center Friday morning and almost didn't recognize the place. "It doesn't feel like I'm here," he said. Traded by the Wolves to Utah last summer after six seasons here, he came back to a freshly renovated Target Center that makes its debut tonight just as Rubio does back here with his new Jazz team. He spent part of Thursday night visiting friend and renter Nemanja Bjelica and Bjelica's newborn son at the home Rubio still owns in the area.
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau told you there’d be night like this. Friday’s home-opening, tense 100-97 victory over Utah in both Ricky Rubio’s return to Target Center and the arena’s return itself after an extensive remodel proved Thibs right. Thibodeau said 18-year NBA veteran Jamal Crawford still could win games all by himself in fourth quarters when he signed Crawford to a free-agent contract in July.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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