9:30 p.m. vs. L.A. Clippers • Staples Center • FSN, ESPN, 830-AM
Long time no see, Clippers
Preview: The Wolves get a quick rematch with a Clippers team they beat at home Sunday. After this game the Wolves will return to Minnesota for a five-game homestand that will carry them through Dec. 18. This will be the sixth game in nine nights for Minnesota. The Clippers, who have lost three in a row, have not played since Sunday.
Players to watch: Wolves F Jimmy Butler — who sprained his left pinkie Monday — has scored 30 or more points in consecutive games. F Taj Gibson has averaged 14.6 points and shot 59.2 percent in his past eight games. Clippers G Austin Rivers had 30 points on 9-for-14 shooting in L.A.’s loss in Minnesota on Sunday.
Numbers: Monday’s loss dropped the Wolves under .500 on the road (6-7). The Wolves have won three consecutive vs. the Clippers, a streak that comes after the Clippers had won 16 of the previous 17.
Injuries: Wolves F Nemanja Bjelica (left midfoot sprain) is questionable. Clippers F Danilo Gallinari (left glute) is questionable. G Patrick Beverley (knee), F Blake Griffin (MCL sprain) and G Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia injury) are out.