The Wolves wrap up this four-game trip tonight with the second of back-to-back games in Los Angeles, this one against the Clippers.

The Wolves again will play without Kevin Garnett, Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic while the Clippers continue on -- and quite well -- without injured Blake Griffin.

There are four games left before next week's All-Star break. Martin said Tuesday he hopes to play again before that.

Those four games, by the way, also are the last four before the NBA's Feb. 18 trade deadline.

Griffin hasn't played since Christmas Day, first because of a partially torn quad and now because of a fractured hand after he punched an assistant equipment manager during a night out in Toronto.

The Clippers have done just fine without him, going 15-3 while now they wait for the results of an NBA investigation and while they wait for Griffin's hand to heal as well.

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