Preview: This is the third time in 20 years the Wolves have started a season 0-2 (2007-08 and 2011-12) and the first time both losses were on the road. This rematch with the Grizzlies will be the first of only two home games among the Wolves’ first seven games. The Wolves held a 17-point first-quarter lead in Memphis on opening night before losing 102-98. The Wolves then built an 18-point second-quarter lead Friday at Sacramento before losing. Minnesota is 18-8 in Target Center debuts. The Grizzlies are 7-5 in their past 12 vs. the Wolves.
Players to watch: Wolves F Andrew Wiggins leads the team in scoring (27.0) and is coming off a 29-point performance at Sacramento. C Karl-Anthony Towns (18.0 ppg,) is averaging just 5.0 rebounds per game after grabbing 9.3 as a rookie. He has gotten to the free throw line only three times in two games. He is averaging 4.5 assists. G Zach LaVine is averaging 20 points and is shooting 6-for-13 on three-pointers. PF Gorgui Dieng has double-doubles in each of the first two games. Grizzlies PG Mike Conley, who scored 24 against the Wolves on opening night, is averaging 19.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. C Marc Gasol (19.3 points, 6.3 rebounds) has hit six three-pointers in three games. F Zach Randolph, coming off the bench, is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Injuries: Wolves PG Ricky Rubio (sprained right elbow) is out. Memphis F Chandler Parsons (knee) and SG Tony Allen (knee) are doubtful.