Wolves gameday

7 P.M. VS. Oklahoma City• Target Center • FSN, 830-AM

Preview: The Wolves went toe-to-toe at Cleveland on Monday before coming up short at the end. Still, the young team has played better in recent games, going 2-3 in their past five, but holding a lead in each of those games. Oklahoma City, which had a seven-game winning streak stopped in Brooklyn on Sunday, beat the Knicks 128-122 in overtime in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

Players to watch: Wolves G Zach LaVine is coming off a 21-point, six-assist night vs. Cleveland. G/F Shabazz Muhammad has scored in double figures in six consecutive games and in nine of his past 10. C Karl-Anthony Towns has averaged 22.3 points and 12.3 rebounds in his past three games. F Kevin Durant has scored 30 and 21 points in two games vs. Minnesota this season. G Russell Westbrook had his fourth triple-double of the season (12 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) vs. Minnesota on Jan. 15.

Numbers: Against Oklahoma City, the Wolves have lost nine in a row overall and their past four at home. The Wolves are 10-6 when allowing less than 100 points and 12-5 when they shoot as well or better than their opponent. Minnesota is 7-18 in games decided by less than 10 points.

Injuries: Kevin Garnett (knee soreness) and Kevin Martin (wrist) are listed as doubtful. Thunder C Steven Adams (elbow) and G Andre Roberson (knee) did not play Tuesday.

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