7 p.m. vs. Oklahoma City • Target Center • FSN, 830-AM
Westbrook not slowing MVP push
Preview: The Wolves enter their final home game of the season riding a four-game losing streak and having lost 11 of their past 14. The Wolves have two games to play, and their 31 victories are only two more than they won last season under interim coach Sam Mitchell. The Wolves — who finish the season at Houston on Wednesday — have lost two of three to the Thunder this season but won 96-86 vs. Oklahoma City at Target Center on Jan. 13, when the Wolves were playing their best basketball of the season. The star of the game should be Russell Westbrook, whose three-pointer at the buzzer gave the Thunder a one-point victory at Denver on Sunday. It was the finishing touch on his 42nd triple-double of the season, an NBA record.
Players to watch: Both Wolves C Karl-Anthony Towns and F/G Andrew Wiggins are coming off 40-point games in Sunday’s loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles. … Those 40 points gave Towns 2,007, making him the second player in Timberwolves history to surpass 2,000 points in a season. He needs four points to pass Kevin Love’s total of 2010 in 2013-14. He also needs 26 rebounds over the final two games to reach 1,000 and become the 15th — and youngest — player to reach 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in the same season. Westbrook is coming off a 50-point, 16-rebound, 10-assist performance Sunday in Denver. SG Victor Oladipo is averaging 16 points per game and C Enes Kanter 14.4.
Injuries: Thunder G Alex Abrines (left knee) is questionable. F Doug McDermott (left knee) is out.