wolves gameday

7 p.m. VS. Boston • target center • fsn, 830-am

Preview: The 16-27 Celtics have won three of their past four games after winning at Utah 99-90 on Monday night, after they had lost seven of nine games before that. This is the end of a six-game Western Conference trip after they lost at L.A. to the Clippers and at Golden State and won at Portland and Denver by a point each on consecutive nights and at Utah as well. … The Celtics won the season's first meeting 114-9 at TD Garden on Dec. 19, one night after the Celtics traded away star guard Rajon Rondo and four hours after the Wolves traded away Corey Brewer. Boston center Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and Wolves forward Shabazz Muhammad scored 26 in that one, but neither is expected to play Wednesday.

Players to watch: Acquired from Memphis in a Jan. 12 trade that sent Jeff Green to the Grizzlies, veteran forward Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points and had five assists in Monday's victory over the Jazz. Big man Tyler Zeller added 14 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Nearly splitting his time between starting and coming off the bench, Zeller is averaging 10.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 22.6 minutes in 26 games as a starter and 7.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 16 minutes in 17 games as a reserve. … With Rondo and Green now traded away, F Jared Sullinger is the team's leading scorer with 14.2 points per game (and 8.2 rebounds), followed by Avery Bradley's 13.1 average.

Injuries: G Kevin Martin said Monday he hopes to play, but the Wolves on Tuesday listed him, G Ricky Rubio (sprained ankle), F Robbie Hummel (broken right hand) and Muhammad (outer oblique strain) as out. G Mo Williams (hip) is questionable. Olynyk is listed as out because of a sprained right ankle.

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