UPDATE PRE-GAME, 5:25 p.m.:
Golden State's Zach Pachulia is out tonight because of a wrist contusion but Kevon Looney (sprained) ankle) will play while the Wolves' Nemanja Bjelica is out for the second consecutive game because of a sore ankle.
Leave early if you're headed to Target Center to see Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors (oh, and the Timberwolves, too.)
That's advice from Wolves and Target Center officials, who say give yourself an extra 15 minutes to navigate a big crowd expected as well as arena-renovation construction and the lingering effects from the overnight snowfall.
Opening tip is 6 p.m.
The Warriors arrive for the first of two visits this season with the NBA's best record at 20-4, even after Saturday night's thumping at Memphis.
They've rather seamlessly integrated another superstar (Durant) into a team that already included Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green.
Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau isn't surprised.
“I always feel that great players figure it out," Thibodeau said at this morning's shootaround. "When I was in Boston, we had Kevin (Garnett), Ray Allen and Paul Pierce and they were the quickest to figure it out. It didn’t take them long. (The Warriors) know how to play off of each other and they’re so unselfish anyway. And then you add in Draymond, who’s maybe the most unique player in the league in terms of what he brings to a team. I had a chance to be around those guys with Team USA. They’re all incredibly unselfish and team-first guys.”
The Warriors lost 110-89 at Memphis -- just their second loss since Nov. 4 -- after they made just nine of 27 three-point attempts.
"It’s rare when Golden State misses threes like they did," Thibodeau said. "But I think, over the course of the season, you have games like that."
The Wolves have had games, too, like their 117-90 home loss to Detroit, just not as lopsided.
Afterward, Ricky Rubio said his team played "with no heart, no desire" and called it "just awful."
After Sunday's shoot, Zach LaVine said, "Last game was a lot more about effort than anything we were doing wrong. We just have to be ready to play. It's our job. Like I said the last time, we've got to be prepared. We’ve just got to go out there and execute. We’ve looked at the film. We know what we need to do. We played the right way before. It’s just what we’ve got to do.
"Playing against a team like Golden State, if you don’t do that from the get-go, they’re going to blow you out. We know we can compete with them. We’ve beaten them before. We've just got to go out and be ready to go from jump ball."
Thibodeau said again after Friday's game that he'll "look at everything" in an attempt to correct a 6-17 season start and that includes lineup changes, although he gave no indication Sunday morning that he's planning any at the moment.
He said the Wolves' recent strong bench play was distributed by forward Nemanja Bjelica's absence Friday and called Bjelica a game-time decision for tonight's game.