Now that the Vikings-Seahawks preliminary bout is over...
We've got the Wolves and Mavericks in the main event, in a 4 p.m. game at Target Center that was moved from its original 2:30 start time so it wouldn't conflict with the noon NFL playoff game.
Mavs point guard Deron Williams will start despite an arm contusion that made him questionable.
Wolves young star Andrew Williams is coming off Friday's 35-point game in a 26-point loss to Cleveland.
"He's a great young player," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "We have to keep a body on him. We have to have a lot of help ready and we have to hope he misses a few he normally makes. He had 35 the other day against Cleveland and that's one of the top five defensive teams in the league. So that shows you how good he is."
Mavericks players watched the Vikings-Seahawks game before they took the floor and maybe the biggest Vikings fan in the arena this afternoon is Dallas guard Wes Matthews, who grew up in Milwaukee but is a devoted Vikings fan.
He even put on his Viking stocking cap for the game's final minutes and leapt and paced the locker room during the final drives that before Vikings kicker Blair Walsh hooked a short field goal in the final seconds that could have won the game.
"Unbelievable," Matthews said, clearly crestfallen.
In the Wolves' locker room, Minnesota's own Tyus Jones and Seattle-raised Zach LaVine are lockered side by side and sat near each other as the game played out.