In desperate need of a victory, the Wolves will catch a break on Sunday when they play the Steph Curry-less Golden State Warriors.
That's bad news for fans who bought tickets to see Curry and the defending champs play at Target Center, but it's great news for the reeling Wolves.
After Thursday's 117-109 home loss to the Boston Celtics, the Wolves have lost a season-high three straight and they're on the brink of falling out of the top eight in the Western Conference.
Curry, who missed three weeks earlier this season with a sprained left ankle, twisted his right ankle in Golden State's win over the Spurs Thursday night. He won't travel with the Warriors on their two-game against Portland Friday and Minnesota Sunday.
Even without Curry the Warriors will be favored to beat the Wolves, but it at least gives Minnesota a better chance.
The Wolves are 0-2 against Golden State this season and they've been outscored 251-214.
We write about Minnesota's difficult March schedule and said it's entirely possible that they lose eight straight games without Jimmy Butler. A loss Sunday would put them halfway there.