Wolves Play Tonight Without Pekovic 19 Jan 13

The Timberwolves welcome the Houston Rockets to Target Center this evening. Minnesota fell to 16-and-20 after Thursday’s loss to the Clippers. The Wolves have dropped five straight and nine of their last 12 contests. The Rockets lost their sixth straight last night at Indiana to fall to 21-and-20.

The Wolves have lost Nikola Pekovic to a right thigh contusion. Pekovic is expected to miss at least a week with the injury. He’s ranked second in both scoring and rebounding for Minnesota this year. Pekovic sustained the injury in Thursday’s loss to the Clippers.