7 p.m. vs. Boston • Target Center • FSN, 830-AM
Preview: The Timberwolves have lost both their games since the All Star break, including a home loss to New York on Saturday in which they trailed by 24 points early in the fourth quarter. The Celtics, who won at Denver 121-101 on Sunday night, are third in the Eastern Conference.
Players to watch: Wolves G Zach LaVine is averaging 17.6 points in his past 11 games. F/C Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points but had his string of consecutive double-doubles ended at 10 games Saturday. Celtics F Jae Crowder had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Celtics’ victory over the Wolves on Dec. 21 in Boston. G Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.6 points and 6.7 assists and had 22 points and 12 assists Sunday.
Numbers: The Wolves have beaten the Celtics three consecutive times in Target Center. The Wolves allowed New York to shoot 50.6 percent Saturday, the 20th time a Wolves opponent has shot 50 percent or better, the most allowed by a team this season.
Injuries: Wolves F Nemanja Bjelica (foot), F Kevin Garnett (knee) and C Nikola Pekovic (foot) are doubtful. Celtics C Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) did not dress for Sunday’s game at Denver. G Avery Bradley (knee bruise) was listed as questionable but played 32 minutes and scored 20 points.