7 P.M. VS. Golden State • Target Center • TNT, 830-am
Preview: The Timberwolves (4-3) did not practice Wednesday after playing Monday in Atlanta and Tuesday at home. But they listed guards Andrew Wiggins and Ricky Rubio as probable after each missed Tuesday’s 104-95 loss to Charlotte. The injury report called Wiggins’ injury soreness in his right knee and Rubio’s a mild left hamstring strain. … These aren’t your grandpappy’s Warriors: They lead the NBA in offense AND defense. The Warriors outscored opponents by 142 points in their first eight games. That’s a 17.8 per game average and the most since Chicago outscored their opponents by 147 in 1996-97. … The Warriors swept the season series 4-0 last season for the second time in three years. … Assistant Luke Walton is leading Golden State while head coach Steve Kerr is on medical leave. Kerr is recovering from complications after two summer back surgeries.
Players to watch: Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is off to a historic start, but don’t forget about backcourt mate Klay Thompson, who was averaging 16.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists after the Warriors’ 8-0 start. … Forward Draymond Green — second in Defensive Player of the Year voting last season — is averaging 11.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists after he signed a five-year, $82 million contract extension last summer.
Injuries: Wiggins and Rubio are listed as probable; C Nikola Pekovic (Achilles’ tendon) remains out. Warriors rookie F Kevon Looney (hip surgery) is out.