Denver Nuggets (28-21, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (25-25, eighth in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Denver seeks to keep its five-game win streak alive when the Nuggets take on Minnesota.
The Timberwolves are 6-4 against the rest of their division. Minnesota ranks eighth in the Western Conference in rebounding with 44.9 rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns paces the Timberwolves with 9.4 boards.
The Nuggets are 17-14 in conference play. Denver has a 14-14 record against opponents above .500.
The teams square off for the third time this season. The Timberwolves won 124-107 in the last matchup on Dec. 16. Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 38 points, and Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 27 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Towns is scoring 24.4 points per game with 9.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Timberwolves. Edwards is averaging 24.2 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 45.6% over the past 10 games for Minnesota.
Jokic is averaging 26 points, 13.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists for the Nuggets. Aaron Gordon is averaging 16.3 points over the last 10 games for Denver.(AP)
(Photo credits to: Denver Stiffs and Dunking with Wolves)