Mavericks at Timberwolves
7 p.m. Wednesday, Target Center, Minneapolis
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Timberwolves 7-33, Mavericks 29-13
About the Mavericks: This is the final game of a two-game road trip before Dallas hosts the Chicago Bulls on Friday. ... Monday’s 103-95 victory at Memphis was just the Mavs’ second this season against an elite Western Conference team. The other was a 99-93 win Dec. 20 against the Spurs, who were without seven of their top players. ... The Mavs are 59-44 all-time vs. the Timberwolves, including 29-22 on the road. ... Monta Ellis scored 30 points to lead the Mavs to a 131-117 victory over Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Dallas. ... The Mavericks have 15 road victories. Only the Atlanta Hawks (17) have more. ... The Mavs have been held under 100 points just eight times this season.
About the Timberwolves: It’s been an awful season for the Timberwolves. They have the worst record in the West and the second-worst record in the NBA. ... However, Minnesota has won two of its last four games. The T’wolves snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 110-101 win over the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 13, thanks to 52 points from Mo Williams. ... Rookie Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points in a 113-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. ... Minnesota has three home victories, tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for fewest in the league. ... Wiggins averages 15.1 points per game, and Shabazz Muhammad and Thaddeus each average 13.7. ... The T’wolves are last in the league in points allowed at 108 per game.