Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks face Timberwolves riding three-game winning streak

Rookie center Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the few bright spots for the Timberwolves.
Rookie center Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the few bright spots for the Timberwolves. AP

Mavericks at Timberwolves

2:30 p.m. Sunday Target Center, Minneapolis

TV: FSSW Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM; ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)

Records: Mavs 38-38, Timberwolves (25-51)

About the Mavs: Dallas is riding a three-game winning streak, with victories against Denver (97-88), New York (91-89) and Detroit (98-89). It’s the Mavs’ longest winning streak since they defeated Denver (122-116 in overtime), Minnesota (128-101) and Orlando (121-108) from Feb. 26-March 1. ... The last time the Mavs won four consecutive games was Dec. 23-30 when they beat Brooklyn (119-118 in overtime), Chicago (118-111), Milwaukee (103-93) and Golden State (114-91). ... This is the finale of a brief two-game road trip before the Mavs open a two-game homestand Wednesday against the Houston Rockets. ... In the past nine games, J.J. Barea is averaging 18.2 points and shooting 51.1 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point territory.

About the Timberwolves: They have some bright young pieces to work with, but the Timberwolves are about to conclude another losing season. ... Minnesota is 3-3 in its past six games. That includes a 132-129 double-overtime road victory against Washington on March 25 when rookie sensation Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. ... Second-year pro Andrew Wiggins averages 20.6 points and is shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Towns averages 18.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg and 1.67 bpg. ... Minnesota is 0-3 against the Mavs this season. The Timberwolves lost to the Mavs at home 93-87 on Jan. 10. They also dropped a pair of road games to the Mavs, 106-94 in overtime on Jan. 20 and 128-101 on Feb. 28.

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