7 p.m. at Atlanta • Philips Arena • FSN, 830-AM
Preview: The Hawks have won seven consecutive games after winning at New Orleans on Friday and beating Washington at home Saturday. They are 7-1 after a season-opening loss to Detroit and, even though it’s early, are aimed toward the 60 victories they reached last season. … They’re 3-1 at home and 4-0 on the road while the Wolves are 3-0 on the road and 0-2 at home. The Wolves are unbeaten in their first three road games for the first time since the 2001-02 team started 4-0 away from Target Center. … The Wolves held Chicago scoreless (0-for-9 shooting) in overtime for the first time in Bulls history in Saturday’s 102-93 victory at United Center. … The Hawks already have played three more games than the Wolves, but the Wolves beginning Monday play four games in the next five days, ending with Friday’s game at Indiana. … Note the later start time for an Eastern time zone game. It begins at 7 p.m. in Minnesota because the Hawks are playing most of their home games at 8 p.m. local time this season.
Players to watch: Forward Kent Bazemore led the Hawks with 25 points and Paul Millsap added 21 in Saturday’s 114-99 victory over the Wizards. Bazemore has moved into the starting lineup now that DeMarre Carroll signed with Toronto as a free agent last summer. Al Horford leads them with 17 ppg and 8.3 rpg while Millsap averages 16.4 ppg and 9.1 rpg. … Roseville’s Mike Muscala comes off the Hawks’ bench. The big man who played at Bucknell played 19 minutes and had seven points and two rebounds against Washington. … Wolves rookie forward Nemanja Bjelica played 40 minutes with 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists on Saturday — all are career highs.
Injuries: Wolves C Nikola Pekovic (April Achilles surgery) has begun some light running but remains out.