7 p.m. at New Orleans • Smoothie King Center • FSN Plus, 830-AM
Guard depth an issue for road game against Pelicans
Wolves update: The Wolves may be without point guards Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose, who missed Sunday’s victory over the Heat because of injured ankles. The Wolves are just 1-12 against Western Conference teams on the road this season. They defeated New Orleans 107-100 on Nov. 14 at Target Center. Teague had 14 assists in that game … Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.3 points and 11.8 rebounds against the Pelicans in 12 career games. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 19.8 points in 16 games.
Pelicans update: Center Anthony Davis is averaging 28.5 points per game, a career high. Davis is averaging 24.5 points and 8.3 rebounds against the Wolves in 20 career games. His 8.3 rebounds vs. the Wolves is his lowest average against any team. … Pelicans defensive stalwart Jrue Holiday was 13th in the league in steals at 1.7 per game. … The Pelicans enter the matchup with the 26th-best defensive rating (111.6 points per 100 possessions) and fourth-best offensive rating (111.9).