Preview: The Wolves bounced back from a two-point road loss in Denver with a wire-to-wire victory over Milwaukee on Friday. The Blazers, meanwhile, are struggling. After starting the season 12-10, Portland has gone 2-11, sputtering particularly on defense. This is the first meeting between these teams this season. The Blazers have won 29 of their past 35 meetings. Minnesota shot a season-high 55.8 percent overall while beating Milwaukee and went 13-for-25 on three pointers. The Blazers may be without G Damian Lillard (27 ppg), who missed his third straight game with an ankle injury in Friday's loss in San Antonio.
Players to watch: Wolves F/G Andrew Wiggins is coming off a 31-point, six-assist, five-rebound performance vs. Milwaukee. C Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 16 rebounds. Portland G C.J. McCollum is coming off a 29-point performance vs. San Antonio. F Maurice Harkless (12.1) and C Mason Plumlee (10.9) also average in double figures.