The road ahead

The Wolves lost their 13th consecutive game Wednesday, pulling within five of the franchise record for futility. This streak is likely to grow because:

• The Wolves play five of their next six on the road, and the only home game in that span is vs. San Antonio on Saturday.

• After that stretch, Minnesota returns to Target Center to face Dallas and New Orleans.

• Then it's on the road again, at Atlanta and Oklahoma City.

• On paper, the next best shot at a victory for the Wolves is Jan. 28 against visiting Boston.