January 22, 2012Section: SPORTSMilicic's impact not lost on coachJERRY ZGODASALT LAKE CITY - Kevin Love's deep, winning three-point shot and Ricky Rubio's fourth-quarter play received all the highlight reel love, but it was Darko Milicic's active, physical defensive play against Clippers star Blake Griffin -- not to mention his two blocked shots on Griffin or a 22-point scoring night -- that left Wolves coach Rick Adelman calling him "a real difference maker.
Milicic even seemed to play a little angry, both muscling up Griffin at every turn and abusing the rim with four -- count 'em, four -- slam dunks on Friday.
February 29, 2012Section: SPORTSJERRY ZGODA That group included reserve center Darko Milicic, who once again turned into something of a Blake Buster. Five weeks after he delivered a 34-minute, 22-point, seven-rebound matched up mostly against the Clippers' bouncy All-Star forward, Milicic played most of the fourth quarter and limited Griffin to only one point in the fourth quarter.
Maybe there's hope. He's looking pretty good in these clips. But admittedly these are just clips of moments in his 9 year career. But the Wolves ones are recent and he does look like he's starting to get it.
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