Wolves gameday


Preview: Four starters are gone from last year’s team and yet the Blazers are 22-26 and in eighth place in the Western Conference. … The Blazers have won the season’s first two games between these teams, both at Target Center: 106-101 on the Wolves’ home opener and 109-103 on Dec. 5. The Blazers won 11 of the last 14 games vs. the Wolves and the last seven in Portland.

Players to watch: The Blazers, with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, are one of three teams with two teammates who have made at least 100 three-pointers this season. Lillard ranks sixth in the NBA with 123 threes made, McCollum is eighth with 113. The other two teams: Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and Houston’s James Harden and Trevor Ariza. … Wolves G Zach LaVine’s 7-for-7 start on two-pointers Friday extended his streak on such shots to 19. It’s the most two-pointers made consecutive since Chris Bosh made 19 in January 2014.

Injuries: Wolves F Kevin Garnett (sore knee) and G Kevin Martin (sore right wrist) have missed the last three games and are listed as doubtful. The Blazers report no injuries.