Mavericks at Timberwolves
7 p.m. Monday, Target Center, Minneapolis
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavs 17-13; Timberwolves 15-15
About the Mavs: Dallas opened a three-game road trip in impressive fashion Saturday when it clobbered the Bulls 105-83. It was the largest margin of victory of the season for Dallas. During the victory, Dirk Nowitzki became the 19th player in NBA history to make at least 9,000 field goals. ... The Mavs are 0-2 against the T’wolves this season. ... After missing Thursday’s loss to San Antonio because of an illness, center Brandan Wright played 16 minutes and had six points and two rebounds against the Bulls.
About the Timberwolves: Minnesota is just 4-4 in its past eight games, but emerged victorious in its past two. ... Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic are one of the most dangerous one-two punches in the NBA. Love is third in the league in scoring (26.1 ppg) and first in rebounds (13.8 rpg). Pekovic averages 17.5 ppg and 9.1 rpg.
— Dwain Price