Gameday preview: Dallas at Wolves

  • Updated: December 29, 2013 - 9:11 PM

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7 P.M. vs. Dallas • Target Center • FSN, 830-AM

Preview: The Wolves, back to .500 after winning both ends of a back-to-back, now have three straight and five of their next six at home. The Wolves moved up to ninth in the Western Conference after Saturday’s win, two games behind the No. 8 Mavericks. Dallas is coming off a thrashing of the Bulls on Saturday, the team’s second consecutive road victory. Dallas won at Houston last Monday.

Players to watch: Kevin Love has scored 25 or more points in 10 consecutive games, the league’s longest such streak. G Ricky Rubio had six steals in Milwaukee, his league-leading fifth game with five or more. G Kevin Martin has scored 59 points in two victories vs. the Mavs this season. Dallas G Monta Ellis has scored 18 or more points in six straight games. F Dirk Nowitzki has averaged 22.3 points his past seven games.

Numbers: The Wolves have won both meetings between the two teams and six of the past nine. The Wolves haven’t won three straight vs. the Mavs since the 1996-97 season.

Injuries: Wolves F Chase Budinger (knee) and C Ronny Turiaf (elbow) are out. F Kevin Love took a knee to his thigh in the third period Saturday but should be OK. Dallas G Wayne Ellington (illness) is day to day. G Devin Harris (left foot surgery) is out.

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