7 P.M. VS. toronto • target cTR. • fsn, 830-AM
Preview: The Wolves have a depleted roster, a four-game losing streak and little to play for. The Raptors already have clinched the Atlantic Division and qualified for the playoffs for the seventh time in team history.
Players to watch: Wolves G Zach LaVine, coming off a 21-point game vs. Utah, is averaging 18.1 points, 4.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds over his past nine starts. F Chase Budinger’s 10-game streak scoring in double figures is the longest of his career. Toronto G DeMar DeRozan is coming off a career-high 42 points in Toronto’s win over Houston.
Numbers: The Raptors have won eight straight vs. the Timberwolves and seven of the past eight at Target Center.
Injuries: Wolves F Anthony Bennett (sprained right ankle) is probable, G Kevin Martin (strained left hamstring), F Kevin Garnett (sore left knee) and G Ricky Rubio (sore left knee) are doubtful and C Gorgui Dieng (concussion-like symptoms), F Shabazz Muhammad (ruptured ligament left middle finger), G Gary Neal (sprained left ankle) and C Nikola Pekovic (sore right ankle) are out. Toronto G Kyle Lorwry (back) is out.