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Wolves look to avoid fifth consecutive defeat

Minnesota will try to get back on track by taking advantage of the conference-worst Hornets Saturday night in New Orleans. The Wolves had a devastating loss to the Golden State Warriors after blowing a 20-point lead Wednesday night at the Target Center.
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Minnesota will try to get back on track by taking advantage of the conference-worst Hornets Saturday night in New Orleans. The Wolves had a devastating loss to the Golden State Warriors after blowing a 20-point lead Wednesday night at the Target Center.

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