Minnesota takes on Los Angeles, looks to stop 4-game skid

Los Angeles Clippers (31-26, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (25-30, 12th in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Monday, 8 p.m. Eastern

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota heads into the matchup against Los Angeles as losers of four in a row.

The Timberwolves have gone 17-10 at home at the Target Center. Minnesota is third in the Western Conference with 11.7 offensive rebounds per game, led by Karl-Anthony Towns averaging 3.4.

The Clippers are 16-14 in road games. Los Angeles is 16-12 in games decided by at least 10 points. The Clippers defeated the Timberwolves 120-109 in their last meeting on Nov. 5. Tobias Harris led Los Angeles with 22 points and Derrick Rose paced Minnesota scoring 21 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Towns ranks second on the Timberwolves with 1.8 made 3-pointers and averages 23.1 points while shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc. Andrew Wiggins has averaged 7.1 rebounds and added 18.6 points per game over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

Landry Shamet leads the Clippers with four made 3-pointers per game. He averages 17.0 points per game and is shooting 57.1 percent from beyond the arc. Lou Williams has scored 21.4 points and collected four rebounds while shooting 39.6 percent over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 6-4, averaging 112.3 points, 44.8 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting.

Timberwolves: 4-6, averaging 110.7 points, 47.7 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 7.1 steals and four blocks per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting.

Timberwolves Injuries: Robert Covington: out (ankle), Jerryd Bayless: day to day (sore right big toe), Tyus Jones: day to day (left ankle sprain), Jeff Teague: day to day (left foot soreness), Derrick Rose: day to day (right ankle soreness).

Clippers Injuries: Wilson Chandler: out (quad), Luc Mbah a Moute: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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