wolves gameday

6:30 P.M. at Toronto • air canada centre • fsn, 830-AM

Preview: The Wolves have lost five straight and nine of 10 entering this game. They are battling New York for the league’s worst record, a distinction that could be on the line Thursday, when the Wolves play in New York. After a stretch in which they lost nine of 10 games, the Raptors have won two of their last three.

Players to watch: Wolves G Zach LaVine is coming off an erratic game in which he scored 20 points, hit on four of six three-pointers but also turned the ball over six times. F Chase Budinger’s 18 points Monday was his second-highest single-game total of the year. Raptors G DeMar DeRozan has scored 21 or more points in seven of eight games, averaging 24.6 ppg in that time.

Numbers: The Wolves have lost 10 straight games in Toronto, last winning there in 2004. Toronto has won 18 of the last 19 meetings overall.

Injuries: Wolves F Kevin Garnett (left knee), G Gary Neal (right ankle), G Ricky Rubio (right ankle) and C Nikola Pekovic (right ankle) are questionable. F Anthony Bennett (right ankle), F Robbie Hummel (broken hand) and F Shabazz Muhammad (finger surgery) are out. Toronto F Terrence Ross (back spasms) is questionable.

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