Nikola Pekovic continues to struggle with the aftereffects of his ankle injury and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman does not expect him to play Wednesday night, according to Mark Remme of Timberwolves.com.
Adelman says he doesn't expect Pek to play tonight and Darko will likely start in his place.— Mark Remme (@MarkRemme) March 7, 2012
Darko Milicic returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers and scored 13 points to go along with four rebounds and blocked a shot in 28 minutes. Pekovic replaced Milicic partway through the season due to ineffectiveness and injuries from Milicic and has thrived alongside Kevin Love.
"It's difficult. The other reason is they've got to guard Pek on the other end. He occupies whoever they have," Rick Adelman said about the injury, as relayed by Remme via Twitter.
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