wolves gameday

8 P.M. at Portland • Moda Center • FSN, 830-AM

Preview: The Blazers’ 112-99 home loss to Memphis on Friday ended the longest active winning streak (nine games) in the NBA. After starting last season 11-2 and this season 12-3, the Blazers have won 10 of their first 13 games in consecutive seasons for the third time in franchise history. Portland is 8-2 at home. … The Blazers have won seven of eight meetings between the teams, including three of four last season. The Wolves have lost their past five trips to Portland. … Former Wolves (and Blazers) coach Rick Adelman lives in Portland and is expected to attend Sunday’s game.

Players to watch: PF LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Blazers in scoring (21.2 ppg) and rebounding (9.3) and is averaging 22.4 points against the Wolves in his last 15 games, which dates to the 2009-10 season. … The Blazers’ starting backcourt of Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews combined to score 46 points — Matthews 26, Lillard 20 — in Friday’s loss. Matthews’ career scoring high of 36 points came against the Wolves on Jan. 7, 2011. … The Wolves received a hardship roster exception and on Saturday signed 6-7 power forward Jeff Adrien to help a frontcourt missing injured Nikola Pekovic and Ronny Turiaf.

Injuries: Wolves G Ricky Rubio (sprained ankle), G Kevin Martin (wrist surgery), Pekovic (sprained wrist, ankle) and Turiaf (hip) are out. Blazers G C.J. McCollum (fractured finger) is out as well.

JERRY ZGODA