Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Timberwolves Lose Nicola Pekovic To Foot Injury

The Minnesota Timberwolves has seen a rash of injuries and its lineup in a state of flux and was hoping for an injury-free game Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks.
It didn't happen.
Center Nikola Pekovic became the latest Timberwolves player to have an injury Monday night when he exited late in the third quarter with a sprained left ankle and didn't return. He had turned his ankle when he stepped on the foot of Dallas guard Vince Carter running down the court with 2:46 left in the quarter. He was down on the court for several minutes before hobbling to the locker room. The 6-foot-11 Pekovic is the team's leading scorer and had scored 20 points before leaving the game.

Wolves coach Rick Adelman doesn't think Pekovic's injury is serious. "I don't know when it's going to stop. Hopefully, we can get some guys back and maintain the same energy level we've had."
The Timberwolves dressed only 10 players Monday night and were without Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Chase Budinger (scheduled to have surgery on his knee), Brandon Roy, and J. J. Barea. Even without key players, the Wolves kept the Mavericks to a season-low 36.3 shooting percent and never led after the opening three minutes. The Wolves (5-2) are off to their best start since 2001-02. "I credit our character," said Wolves forward Andrei Kirilenko. "Nobody really looks down and nobody feels sorry. Everybody just keeps coming out and trying to give their best. I think as a team, we played good team defense." 

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