7:30 p.m. at San Antonio • AT&T Center • FSN Plus, 830-AM
Preview: After having their three-game winning streak ended by the Mavericks in Dallas after an Sunday performance coach Tom Thibodeau described as “lethargic,’’ the Timberwolves begin a very difficult two-game road stretch — against the Spurs on Tuesday followed by the Clippers on Thursday. The Spurs (31-9) have the second-best record in the league, but have lost two of their past three games, including a loss to Phoenix in Mexico City on Saturday. The Spurs have won eight in a row vs. the Wolves, including the past five meetings at AT&T Center.
Players to watch: Wolves F Gorgui Dieng is coming off a 10-for-12, 21-point performance in Dallas. PG Ricky Rubio had 10 or more assists for the fourth game in a row. Spurs All-Star F Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24.6 points per game and is coming off a 38-point game Saturday. F LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 17.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Injuries: Wolves G Zach LaVine (hip) returned to action Sunday after missing two games. He came out of the game feeling good, with no setbacks. Dieng was ill Monday, doing little more than watch film, but Thibodeau said he expected Dieng would play. Spurs G Dejounte Murray (ankle) is out.