Reporter | Minnesota United FC

Jerry Zgoda covers Minnesota United FC and Major League Soccer for the Star Tribune.

Zgoda has been a Star Tribune sportswriter so long, his first beat directly out of college was covering the North Stars. In nearly 30 years, he has covered the NHL, the Wolves and the NBA twice (he missed the first Kevin Garnett era, which says something about his sense of timing), Gophers and NCAA athletics, the radio/TV beat, major-championship golf and outdoor recreation.

Wolves vs. Mavs. Which stars shine brightest? Better coach? Who wins?

We have player-by-player matchups for the Western Conference finals, which begin tonight. Also, stats to know, a look at the coaches and the Star Tribune's prediction for the best-of-7 series.

Timberwolves land two players on NBA all-defensive teams

Rudy Gobert and Jaden McDaniels made the squad, along with Orlando's Jalen Suggs.

Wolves host Mavs team led by Doncic, Irving to start series

The teams open the NBA Western Conference finals Wednesday night at Target Center.

10 clutch points: Ant picks an MVP, Naz Reid takes over, Rudy's big shot

Foul trouble for the other Wolves' big men gave Naz Reid a place in the fourth-quarter spotlight. Plus, a myth is busted and Rudy Gobert provides unexpected offense.

Wolves at Nuggets Game 7 preview: Conley, Murray both questionable

Both Mike Conley and Jamal Murray have played through their respective complaints so far this series, to varying levels of success.

'They destroy us': Jokic, Malone on how Wolves took apart Nuggets

Denver's superstar center and its veteran coach listed the reasons why the Timberwolves were able to win Game 6 by 45 points. "They hit us first, they hit us second and they hit us third," Malone said.

10 clutch points: Conley's calf, KAT's knee and Ant's brother are keys

How did this happen after the last three games? Here's how it all came together for the Wolves in their 110-75 thumping of the Nuggets.

It's win at home or go home for Wolves vs. Nuggets in Game 6

Denver can end the Wolves' season with a victory in Game 6 on Thursday night at Target Center.

10 clutch points: Edwards out of sync, Conley out, Denver works refs

The Wolves couldn't find a lineup .that could compete with the Nuggets in Game 5, a task made more difficult with Mike Conley injured and Anthony Edwards having an off night

Game 5 questions: Can Wolves stop Gordon, give Edwards some help?

Forward Aaron Gordon hit his first 10 shots for the Nuggets in Game 4 and it sometimes felt like Anthony Edwards was the only Wolves player hitting his shots. Will that change tonight?