8 p.m. vs. L.A. Lakers • Target Center • TNT, 830-AM
Facing a new look from Lakers
Preview: Their 13-game home winning streak having ended amid a barrage of Houston Rockets three-pointers Tuesday, the Wolves will try to start another streak against the Lakers in their last game before the All-Star break. The Wolves are 2-0 vs. the Lakers this season, having won 121-104 in L.A. on Christmas Day and 114-96 at Target Center a week later. Having reshuffled their roster via trade — sending Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round draft pick — the Lakers lost 130-123 in Dallas in their first game with the new roster. They lost 139-117 in New Orleans on Wednesday night.
Players to watch: Wolves C Karl-Anthony Towns is coming off a 35-point (on 12-for-16 shooting), 12-rebound, three-block performance against Houston. PG Jeff Teague made 10 of 15 shots for 25 points with eight assists. Thomas had 22 points and six assists in his Lakers debut.
Numbers: The Wolves are 2-9 when scoring under 100 points and 4-15 when trailing after three quarters.
Injuries: The Wolves report no injuries. Lakers G Lonzo Ball (left knee) is out.