Jerry Zgoda

Adrien Payne into game at 5-minute mark. KG and other starters were minus-10 to begin game.

Jon Krawczynski

KG sits. Wolves 0-9, 4 TOs and down 11-1

Jerry Zgoda

Crowd ready to rock but a 9-1 Wizards start keeps 'em quiet

Jon Krawczynski

Wolves are way too jacked up right now. Wizards all over them. 9-1.

Andy Greder

Kevin Garnett is averaging a career low 0.3 blocks per game, but he got up to swat that one -- and Target Center erupts. #Twolves

Jon Krawczynski

A masterful intro set to Kanye's "Coming Home Again", a thunderous ovation and now everybody has to play a game.

Jon Krawczynski

This is the best thing ever.

Jerry Zgoda

Other 4 starters intros took 57 seconds. KG's, with video tribute, took nearly 2 minutes

Jerry Zgoda

Porter, Nene, Gortat, Wall & Temple start for Wizards. It's Ricky, KMartin, WIggins, Pek and...I forget the fifth guy

Jon Krawczynski

That was un-freakin-believable

Jerry Zgoda

There is a pulse here tonight. Fans have been standing last 15 minutes while final moments of warmups now tick down and nobody sits down

Andy Greder

Video: Kevin Garnett takes the court for warmups at Target Center. #Twolves tout.com/m/in8mhh?ref=t…

Andy Greder

Video: Kevin Garnett takes the court for warmups at Target Center. #Twolves tout.com/m/in8mhh?ref=t…

Andy Greder

Target Center has vintage Kevin Garnett jerseys that have been in the closet for about a decade; new ones likely just bought at pro shop.

Jon Krawczynski

Crowd won't sit down. KG in the house. http://t.co/pgxLC6ufLZ

Jon Krawczynski

You never say never in sports. But I never saw this coming.

Jerry Zgoda

Eerie quiet when KG/new mates gathered in hallway before heading to court. Only thing I heard from KG, to photog: Get your ass outta the way

Jon Krawczynski

Paul Pierce out for the Wizards tonight.

Andy Greder

The #Twolves will play a #Wizards team without Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce, who was a late scratch.

Jerry Zgoda

Wizards now rule Paul Pierce (knee) out for tonight. No Beal either

Darren Wolfson

Wittman said Pierce was in at 5:30. Well, he's now out, per Wizards PR. Warmed up, got treatment, and made the call he can't go. #twolves

Darren Wolfson

One misnomer, IMO: tonight the most electricity here since May '04. Rubio's arrival/first game was pretty darn electric. #twolves

Jerry Zgoda

Gary Neal available to play tonight vs Wizards, Wolves say

Andy Greder

Gary Neal (sprained right ankle) has gone from doubtful to available to play. #Twolves

Jon Krawczynski

*for those unfamiliar with target center ... That's a long line

Jon Krawczynski

The line to get into Target Center currently stretches from skyway entrance back into Block E. http://t.co/cpfOhyMf1C

Darren Wolfson

One surefire guarantee as I settle in here at Target Center: Unlike the Love video, Flip approved all the KG pregame pageantry. #twolves

Jon Krawczynski

If we're ever going to see vintage KG, tonight might be night. Legs fresh from 2 weeks off. Crowd will be behind him. Emotions high

Jerry Zgoda

I'll be on @105theticket with @thesuperstar68 and @BenHolsen105 in about 10-15 minutes talking Wolves & KG from Target Center

Jerry Zgoda

They work fast here on target center skyway http://t.co/U2airRa5WU

Jon Krawczynski

WATCH THIS RT @talkhoops: KG's return tonight brings out some nostalgia and this video I made: youtu.be/hIut4vNwvdQ

Jerry Zgoda

GR3 planned to call his dad this afternoon with a hello from KG, who entered the NBA one year after GR2 did

Jerry Zgoda

Cheapest upper-level ticket on StubHub for tonight's game is less than $25, some lower-level tickets for under $100

Andy Greder

MT @WolvesRadio: Kevin Garnett will be the 22nd player to play for #Twolves this season, most players used in one season in club history.

Jerry Zgoda

KG: "I was telling Flip if we can get Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Prince, Kevin McHale to come thru the doors tonight, it’ll be a family affair"

Andy Greder

In anticipation of a sellout for Kevin Garnett's return, #Twolves have released 500 standing-room-only tickets at $25 a pop.

Jon Krawczynski

Back in the middle of it all http://t.co/g0B4tkOLdI

Jerry Zgoda

Join me here very shortly for a live chat on KG's return and anything else Wolves related you want to ask strib.mn/1DVxqFX

Jon Krawczynski

21s back on the market http://t.co/GGxvtZRoLU

Andy Greder

#Twolves assistant coach Ryan Saunders, former Wizards assistant, with insights on John Wall for Ricky Rubio. http://t.co/pV5AKJZyhh

Andy Greder

Kevin Garnett on Randy Wittman here, too: "If we can get Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Prince and Kevin McHale ... we'd have a family affair."

Jerry Zgoda

Random thought: can't wait to go through yesterday all over again in 2028, when Kevin Love returns to Wolves

Andy Greder

Kevin Garnett on tonight's game: "I figure it to be a great atmosphere, a playoff-type atmosphere. I'm looking forward to it." #Twolves

Jon Krawczynski

KG: I expect it to be a great atmosphere, a playoff-type atmosphere

Andy Greder

Column: RT @PioneerPress: @TomPowersPP: Kevin Garnett comes full circle. Everyone is thrilled: pipr.es/1zHQgJZ http://t.co/7swZ6nmTJL

Darren Wolfson

Will be fun being at Target Center tonight for obvious reasons. Not fun will be seeing a lot of midrange jumpers from both squads. #twolves

Andy Greder

Story: How Kevin Garnett decided a return to #Twolves was the right way to end his career. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Andy Greder

Notebook: #Twolves players get their first dose of Kevin Garnett; why did it take six days before KG's first game? twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Jerry Zgoda

ICYMI, Wednesday story from yesterday's presser: Garnett, Wolves go back to the future | Star Tribune m.startribune.com/sports/wolves/…

Jerry Zgoda

If don't have a pressing lunch date, join me at 12:30 Central today for a live chat at startribune.com talking Wolves & KG return

Jerry Zgoda

I'll be on @SiriusXMNBA with not one but two broadcast legends - @Mark_J_Boyle and @JoelMeyersNBA - at 10 am Central talking KG return

Jon Krawczynski

Who knows how KG return works long term? Who knows how he adapts to mentor role? Who knows how much he has left? But tonight is gonna be fun

Jerry Zgoda

Story up: Wolves, KG go back to the future with today's introduction at Target Center strib.mn/1BmVnp8

Ricky Rubio

Again? Man oh man. I feel the pain. So sorry for DRose. Big fan! Wish you a speedy recovery 🙏

Jon Krawczynski

Derrick Rose. Man man man. Terrible.

Jon Krawczynski

KG: "If you have a story, this is a fairy tale, a perfect ending." But it may only just be beginning. apne.ws/1Bpxw8p

Jerry Zgoda

If you didn't catch it live, here's video from KG's afternoon presser strib.mn/1AItMvh

Jerry Zgoda

Target Center bowl darkened while they're waking thru pre-game intros for tomorrow night. Don't remember this for regular Wed game vs. Kings

Darren Wolfson

#Vikings UFA buzz in Indy has them looking at safeties and middle linebackers. Can also address, of course, in the draft.

Jon Krawczynski

Chemistry between Flip, KG was clear today. KG was comfortable after probably being uneasy at first. "It's like we never left," Flip said

Darren Wolfson

ICYMI: KG presser highlights: ow.ly/JC9aU ... Players/coaches discuss KG (Mitchell was great): ow.ly/JC9c5 #twolves

Jon Krawczynski

KG: "Beautiful roster, beautiful guys, ...seeing the talent on here is, it's refreshing, because they're guys who will listen"

Jerry Zgoda

Btw, forgot to tweet this earlier, but Flip let loose the worst-kept secret this afternoon: KG will start tomorrow night's game vs. Wizards

Jerry Zgoda

Gary Neal listed as doubtful on Wolves' new injury report, Muhammad, Bennett and Hummel all out of course

Jon Krawczynski

What the young Wolves will find out tomorrow night: this community will support NBA hoops to ear-splitting levels when given a reason

Jon Krawczynski

KG: "thruout time, I've understood that you have to forgive and forget. I obviously won't forget certain things, but it's time to move on"

Andy Greder

Video: Kevin Garnett gives his intro comments at Tuesday's press conference. #Twolves tout.com/m/90i92e?ref=t…

Jerry Zgoda

When KG was asked if he wanted to coach someday, his answer was clear, theatrical and emphatic: Hell no

Andy Greder

Video: Kevin Garnett gives his intro comments at Tuesday's press conference. #Twolves tout.com/m/90i92e?ref=t…

Andy Greder

Early story: Kevin Garnett says it feels full circle to come back to #Twolves, and early impact on the young players. twincities.com/sports/ci_2759…

Darren Wolfson

Simple scheduling conflict for Taylor's absence today. As KG said, if there was any bad blood w/ anyone, he doesn't come back. #twolves

Jon Krawczynski

When KG turns it on, there's no better interview in all of sports. He had it going today and it was great to have him back

Jerry Zgoda

Happy together http://t.co/WNs72ofPOs

Andy Greder

Kevin Garnett will start Wednesday vs. Washington, #Twolves coach Flip Saunders said. That introduction Will. Be. Epic.

Jon Krawczynski

All smiles http://t.co/wP8uowSCHi

Jerry Zgoda

Very charming, impressive return for Kevin Garnett in his introductory news conference

Jon Krawczynski

KG says he's in it for the long haul. Wants to be in ownership here and take it to a title

Jerry Zgoda

KG: "I'll be honest. I don't even recognize downtown at all...I'm going to have to get out. I just got to get reacquainted."

Jerry Zgoda

KG: "This is perfect. If you're ever have a fairytale, this is how you want to do it"

Jerry Zgoda

KG says veteran is "lost art" in this league. "Only way these young guys get better is through some type of leadership, guidance"

Jon Krawczynski

KG: seeing the talent on here is refreshing. They'll listen. ... Most talent here than wolves have ever assembled

Jerry Zgoda

KG says talent on this team is reason he looked at this seriously, "talent is endless, they have talent to be whatever they want to be"

Jerry Zgoda

KG having fun with Eric Perkins during presser, camera clicks go crazy for that smile

Jerry Zgoda

KG: "I'm here to share my experience and my journey...just give myself to this team"

Jerry Zgoda

KG says it was hard decision, but "I figured if LeBron can go home, why can't I?"

Jon Krawczynski

KG: if LeBron can go home, shit why can't i?

Jerry Zgoda

KG says it's good to see familiar faces, Flip's children who were kids when he left, Sam Mitchell, etc.

Jon Krawczynski

KG: "just good to see familiar faces ... Coming here was a hard decision because I am a loyal person."

Jerry Zgoda

KG's family, sister, representatives are here today

Jerry Zgoda

Flip says he told KG "I just want you to be KG, be who are you," which means competitive person foremost

Jerry Zgoda

The presser has started http://t.co/5SXkImDors

Jon Krawczynski

Here we go http://t.co/DIuuLKgjZ6

Jerry Zgoda

We're t-minus 23 minutes or so and counting toward KG news conference here at Target Center

Jon Krawczynski

Rubio on KG yelling: "I don’t know how to do it yet. I’m too nice so I hope he teach me that bad side, that help team to improve."