7 p.m. vs. Milwaukee • Target Center • FSN, 830-AM
Preview: The Wolves have followed a 4-1 road trip by losing two of three to Eastern Conference opposition. At 31-31, Minnesota was in 10th place in the Western Conference, five games behind Memphis and Phoenix before Monday’s games. Before Monday night’s victory over the Magic, Milwaukee (13-50), which has the NBA’s worst record, had lost three in a row.
Players to watch: Wolves F Kevin Love came within one assist of his second career triple-double in Sunday’s loss to Toronto. C Nikola Pekovic, still dealing with ankle pain, played 33 minutes Sunday, the most in the five games since he returned to action. G Kevin Martin has scored 20 points in four of five games since his return from a thumb injury. Milwaukee G Brandon Knight leads the Bucks in scoring (17.2 points per game). He had averaged 21.7 points in three games before Monday.
Numbers: Minnesota has won three in a row over the Bucks, including a 22-point victory Dec. 28 in Milwaukee. The Wolves bench has been outscored 70-42 the past two games.
Injuries: Wolves C Ronny Turiaf (knee bruise) and G A.J. Price (appendectomy) is out. Milwaukee listed guard/forward Carlos Delfino (foot surgery) and C Larry Sanders (fractured orbital bone) as out and forward Ekpe Udoh (knee) as questionable for Monday’s game with Orlando.
|Baltimore - LP: W. Chen||1||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Masterson||7|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: A. Caminero||2|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: A. Simon||2|
|Cincinnati - WP: A. DeSclafani||6||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Peralta||1|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Allen||3||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: D. Robertson||4|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Gibson||1||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: E. Volquez||7|
|San Diego - WP: O. Despaigne||14||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: J. De La Rosa||3|
|Oakland - WP: D. Otero||6||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: M. Shoemaker||3|
|Houston - WP: T. Sipp||7||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: D. Farquhar||5|