Monday: vs. Sacramento, 7 p.m. (FSN). Wednesday: vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. (FSN). Friday: At L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN). Saturday: At Utah, 8 p.m..
Player to watch: Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers The franchise-transforming point guard forced his way out of New Orleans and to a big market, where Angelenos quickly are discovering there now are two NBA teams in their city. So is the nation: ESPN will show a Clippers game for the second time in three days on Friday.
Voices "It's a little different, but I don't want to talk about stats. If we win or not, that's the most important thing." — Wolves rookie Ricky Rubio on European ball and the NBA. In one, he recorded three or four assists a game. In the other, he already has had games of 14, 12 and 12.