7 p.m. vs. Detroit • Target Center • FSN, 830-AM
Preview: Having broken a four-game losing streak with Monday’s rout of Sacramento, the Wolves will look to end a six-game losing streak to the Detroit Pistons that dates to February 2015. The Wolves improved to 12-4 at home Monday, the team’s best home start to a season since going 14-2 in the 2001-02 season. Detroit ended a six-game losing streak with an impressive victory over Boston at home Saturday but fell back to .500 with a three-point road loss at Milwaukee on Monday. Pistons coach Dwane Casey is in his first season in Detroit after being fired by Toronto after winning coach of the year honors last season.
Players to watch: The Wolves had a franchise-record nine players score in double figures Monday. Four of them had double-doubles, including starters Karl-Anthony Towns, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose as well as reserve Tyus Jones. The impressive frontcourt duo of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond leads the Pistons. Griffin tops the Pistons in scoring (25.4) and assists (5.3) and Drummond leads in rebounds (15.5), steals (1.4) and blocks (1.9).
Numbers: Minnesota had a 66-36 edge in paint scoring Monday. The Wolves’ 59-38 edge in rebounding was the team’s biggest at home since March 2014.
Injuries: Wolves G Jeff Teague (left ankle inflammation) and G Jerryd Bayless (knee) are out. Detroit F Henry Ellenson (ankle), F Glen Robinson III (ankle) and G Ish Smith (right adductor) are out. C Zaza Pachulia (illness) is questionable.