7 p.m. vs. Houston • FSN, WCCO (830-AM)
Preview: The Wolves list starting shooting guard Zach LaVine as questionable after he sustained a hip contusion late in Monday’s third quarter and didn’t play the game’s final 11 minutes. He received treatment, but didn’t practice Tuesday and was in pain as he gingerly walked out of the team’s Mayo Clinic Square facility. “I’m all right, though,” he said. … The Rockets have won nine consecutive games and 20 of their past 22 games after Tuesday’s home victory over Charlotte. Included was their 111-109 overtime victory Dec. 17 at Target Center in which the Wolves led by 13 points with 3:24 left and still lost. … The Rockets have won the past eight meetings between the teams and 13 of the last 14 games between them.
Players to watch: Rockets superstar guard James Harden scored 10 of his 28 points in OT in that game last month and had 40 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Sunday’s 129-122 victory at Toronto. The last two players who recorded 40-10-10-2-2 games were LeBron James (twice) and Michael Jordan. … Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns scored 41 points against the Rockets in that game at Target Center.
Injuries: LaVine (hip contusion) is questionable for the Wolves. Rockets F/C Clint Capela is out because of a fractured fibula. Eric Gordon (sprained toe) did not play Tuesday against Charlotte and won’t travel to Minnesota.