Preview: With a day off followed by two practices, the Wolves will look to build on Tuesday’s come-from-behind 99-94 victory in Chicago, one that broke a four-game losing streak. The Wolves will be looking to win at home for just the fourth time in 13 games and for the first time since a victory over the 76ers on Nov. 17. The Rockets have a nine-game winning streak, the franchise’s longest since the first two months of 2014, after beating New Orleans 122-100 on Friday.
Players to watch: Wolves G Zach LaVine has averaged 23.4 points in his past five games. G Ricky Rubio is coming off his second double-double this season. C Karl-Anthony Towns has had point-rebound double-doubles in eight of his past nine games. Houston guard James Harden is sixth in the league in scoring (27.6) and first in assists (11.7). He has five triple-doubles this season.
Injuries: The Rockets reported no injuries heading into Friday’s game.