7 p.m. at Milwaukee, Bradley Center • FSN, 830-AM
Wolves, fresh off overtime triumph, take momentum into unfriendly arena
Preview: This is the first of two games vs. the Bucks, whose rise in the Eastern Conference is rather similar to the Wolves in the Western Conference. Minnesota has lost three straight in Milwaukee. It will be Minnesota’s first game this season against Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is second in the league in scoring (29.5), and is also averaging 10.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. He is on the short list for league MVP thus far this season.
Players to watch: Wolves C Karl-Anthony Towns averaged 26.2 points and 15.0 rebounds in two games vs. the Bucks last season. G Jimmy Butler has averaged 14.3 points in 21 career games vs. Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo has scored 25 or more points in 25 games. F Khris Middleton hit a career-high eight three-pointers vs. Minnesota in the 2015-16 season.
Numbers: The Bucks have lost two straight and five of seven games.
Injuries: Wolves G Jeff Teague (knee) is doubtful. Bucks F Jabari Parker (knee) and F Mirza Teletovic (pulmonary embolism) are out.