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Take 5: Wolves seek 5th straight home win

The Timberwolves are back in action tonight against Portland, looking to move two games over the .500 mark. If the Wolves win, it'll also be their fifth straight win at home -- something they haven't done in five years. They also haven't defeated the Trail Blazers at Target Center in that same span.
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The Timberwolves are back in action tonight against Portland, looking to move two games over the .500 mark. If the Wolves win, it'll also be their fifth straight win at home -- something they haven't done in five years. They also haven't defeated the Trail Blazers at Target Center in that same span.

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