7 p.m. vs. Sacramento Target Center • FSN, 830-AM
Preview: Coming off a high-scoring victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Wolves will try for just their third three-game winning streak of the season. The Kings had a two-game winning streak smashed in a 30-point home loss to Utah on Wednesday. The Kings lost at New Orleans on Friday, their first game vs. the Pelicans since trading DeMarcus Cousins to them Feb. 20. Thanks to the rescheduled game with Portland on Monday, this is the start of a difficult stretch for the Wolves; starting Saturday, the Wolves will play five games in seven nights, with a difficult back-to-back of Monday’s home game and Tuesday’s game at Golden State. The Wolves are 1-2 vs. Sacramento this season.
Players to watch: Wolves PG Ricky Rubio is coming off a career-high 33 points vs. the Lakers. He also had 10 assists and five rebounds. C Karl-Anthony Towns had his 18th 30-point game this season vs. L.A. F/G Andrew Wiggins’ 27 points gave him 50 games with 20 or more points this season. With Cousins gone and Rudy Gay hurt, the Kings are led in scoring by rookie G Buddy Hield (14.0 points per game). G Darren Collison (13.4) and G Tyreke Evans (13.0) are the only other Kings players averaging in double figures.
Injuries: Wolves G Zach LaVine (knee surgery) and F Nemanja Bjelica (foot surgery) are out. Kings G Malachi Richardson (hamstring) and Gay (hamstring) are out.