7 p.m. vs. Denver • Target Center FSN, 830-AM
Multiple streaks alive vs. Nuggets
Preview: The Wolves are coming off a 3-0 road trip — their first undefeated road trip of three games or more since April of 2016 — and return home for one game against the Nuggets. Minnesota has won four straight and seven of nine overall. Denver has a three-game winning streak after a 107-83 home win over Utah on Tuesday night. Minnesota has won three straight vs. Denver, including a 112-104 victory in Denver last week in which Jimmy Butler scored eight points in the final 90 seconds to seal the win. Denver was without Emmanuel Mudiay, Paul Millsap and Gary Harris in that game.
Players to watch: Wolves G Jimmy Butler has averaged 26 points and shot 50.5 percent in December. G Jamal Crawford has come off the bench to average 18.3 points and shoot 54.9 percent during the team’s current four-game winning streak. F Taj Gibson led the Wolves in scoring in L.A. (23 points) for the first time this season. Denver G Jamal Murray had 30 points and C Nikola Jokic 22 vs. the Wolves last week.
Numbers: The Wolves are 6-1 vs. Northwest Division foes this season. The Wolves’ 58.3-percent shooting in a victory against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Christmas Day was their best of the season. Minnesota’s 21-13 start is its third-best ever after 34 games. The Wolves have scored 50 or more points in the paint in three consecutive games and have 23 or more points off the bench in four straight.
Injuries: The Wolves report no injuries. Denver F Paul Millsap (wrist) is out. The Nuggets listed Mudiay, a guard, as questionable (ankle) vs. Utah; he had seven points on two three-pointers and a free throw in just two minutes..