7 p.m. vs. New Orleans • Target Center • FSN, 830-AM
Preview: The Wolves broke a four-game losing streak with Wednesday’s 112-109 victory over Toronto, the second game in a season-long six-game homestand. It marked the third-biggest comeback of the season for the Wolves, who were down 13 points in the second quarter. The Pelicans have lost five of six games, including a 33-point whipping at the hands of Utah in New Orleans on Wednesday. It was New Orleans’ worst loss of the season. The Pelicans beat the Wolves by 21 points in New Orleans Nov. 23, with Anthony Davis scoring 45 points.
Players to watch: Wolves G/F Andrew Wiggins is coming off a 31-point, five-rebound, six-assist game vs. Toronto, his seventh game with 30 or more points this season. C Karl-Anthony Towns is coming off a 29-point, 14-rebound game vs. the Raptors, which including his going 13-for-13 on free throws; he has 33 FT attempts in his past three games. F Shabazz Muhammad’s 22-points off the bench was the 22nd 20-point night of his career and his 19th off the bench. Pelicans F Anthony Davis had 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks vs. Utah Wednesday, but was a minus-36. G Jrue Holiday has scored in double figures in 12 straight games.
Injuries: Wolves G Zach LaVine (knee) and F Adreian Payne (illness) are out. G Kris Dunn (hand) is questionable. Pelicans F/G Quincy Pondexter (knee) is out. G/F Tyreke Evans (ankle) is questionable.