8:30 p.m. vs. phoenix TV: espn (830-AM)
Preview: The 21-16 Suns have won three consecutive games and nine of their past 11 after Tuesday’s 102-96 victory at Milwaukee. They’ve beaten Toronto, Philadelphia and the Bucks most recently, and flew to Minneapolis after the game to prepare for a rare late start time at Target Center because of its ESPN time slot. They’ve scored 100 points in each of their past nine games while the Wolves have allowed 100 or more in every game of their current 12-game losing streak.
Players to watch: Suns forward Markieff Morris delivered a 26-point, 10-rebound double-double game against the Bucks on Tuesday and guard Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points off the bench. … Phoenix starts point guards Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe together and the two players each had the exact 16.7 point scoring average before Tuesday’s game. Bledsoe has two triple-doubles this season, most recently a 16-point, 11-assist, 10-rebound game against Dallas on Dec. 23. He’s the first Suns player to have more than one triple-double in a season since Boris Diaw in 2005-06.
Injuries: Wolves G Ricky Rubio (sprained ankle), G Kevin Martin (wrist surgery) and C Nikola Pekovic (ankle/foot) remain out. F Chase Budinger (illness) is probable, G Robbie Hummel (illness) is questionable. The Suns report no injuries.