Preview: Coming off their poorest offensive performance of the season in a 93-71 loss Saturday at Memphis— the Wolves were outscored 45-23 over the final 19 minutes and posted their lowest total since 2008 — the Wolves will host a Boston team that has lost four straight at Target Center. This is the second in a three-game road trip for the Celtics, who won 94-92 Saturday at Detroit. That was Boston’s fourth win in six games, getting the Celtics back on track after a three-game losing streak .
Players to watch: Wolves F/G Andrew Wiggins failed to score in double figures Saturday for just the second time this season, finishing with seven points on 2-for-11 shooting vs. Memphis. C Karl-Anthony Towns had 17 points but a season-low three rebounds, one reason the Wolves suffered their first double-digit rebounding deficit of the season. G Zach Lavine made four of eight three-pointers on the way to a game-high 22 points; he and Towns combined to go 7-for-11 on three-pointers. The rest of the team was 0-for-11. Celtics backup C Al Horford, who had been listed as doubtful as he was in the league’s concussion protocol, played and won the game with a late basket. He had 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Detroit. G Isaiah Thomas is averaging 26.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and has averaged 27.3 his past four games.
Injuries: Wolves G/F Brandon Rush (toe) is questionable. Horford and Jae Crowder (ankle) were listed on the Celtics injury report for Saturday’s game, but both played.