7 p.m. vs. Cleveland • FSN/NBATV, 830-AM
Preview: This is the second of the season’s two meetings between the two teams and former Wolves star Kevin Love won’t have played in either. He missed the first meeting between of back spasms and now is out because of a knee injury. The Cavaliers had lost seven of 11 games before their 125-97 thumping of the Wolves on Feb. 1 in Cleveland. They’ve now won five of their past six games…The Cavaliers have won the past five meetings between the teams. ... The Cavs traded injured vet Chris Andersen to Charlotte on Monday in a deal that opens a roster spot and eases their luxury-tax burden.
Players to watch: LeBron James in Saturday’s home victory over Denver moved past Brad Daugherty into second place among Cavs’ career rebounding leaders…Cavs newcomer Kyle Korver is heating up: He is shooting 64.2 percent, including 64.7 percent from three-point range, and averaging 15.8 points and 3.2 rebounds his past six games.
Injuries: Wolves G Zach LaVine will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and is out for the season. F Adreian Payne has missed the past five games and is out indefinitely while he is treated for thrombocytopenia, a deficiency of platelets in the blood. Cavaliers F Love (knee) and G J.R. Smith (fractured thumb) are out and G Iman Shumpert (ankle sprain) is questionable.