Preview: Go figure this: The 16-4 Spurs are 5-4 at home but 12-0 on the road after winning 97-96 Monday at Milwaukee. They are 4-1 on the second night of back-to-back games this season. … The Spurs have won the past seven meetings between the teams, dating to a 110-91 Wolves home victory on April 8, 2014. That game was rescheduled from a December 2013 date postponed by arena smoke in Mexico City. … The Wolves have lost the past four games between the teams at Target Center by an average of 23.5 points. … The Wolves hired GM Scott Layden and director of player personnel Brian Pauga from the Spurs last summer.
Players to watch: Nobody in NBA history has won more games in his first 300 starts than Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, whose team won 235 (.779) of those 300 games. He also has led the Spurs in scoring 15 times in their first 20 games, reaching at least 20 points in each. … Spurs starting center and free-agent signee Pau Gasol played for Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago during the 2014-15 season. He’s averaging 11.2 points and 7.3 rebounds.
Injuries: Wolves G Brandon Rush (sprained big toe) is questionable. Spurs G Tony Parker returned to action Monday after missing two games because of a thigh contusion. G Dejounte Murray is on D League assignment.