Wolves stump for Pekovic to make All-Star team
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The idea of Nikola Pekovic making the Western Conference All-Star team is music to the Minnesota Timberwolves' ears.
The Wolves have started a campaign to try to persuade coaches in the conference to vote their big center to his first All-Star game. The Wolves sent out a vinyl album featuring the ''Bruise Brothers,'' which is the nickname for their physical duo of Pekovic and Kevin Love. Love was voted a starter for the West last week.
The album cover features an artist's rendering of Pekovic and Love dressed as the famed Blues Brothers. Some of the songs on Pekovic's side of the album include ''It was only a Pek'' and ''I'm Still Learning English.''
Pekovic is averaging a career-high 18.4 points and 9.3 rebounds for the Wolves this season.