Preview: Wolves at Bulls

After Friday night's 96-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers, the 4-1 Timberwolves are looking for their fourth straight win Saturday night against Chicago. Point guard J.J. Barea will most likely be out again for a sprained left foot. The Bulls are without one of their top players, Derrick Rose, who's out for a knee injury.
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After Friday night's 96-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers, the 4-1 Timberwolves are looking for their fourth straight win Saturday night against Chicago. Point guard J.J. Barea will most likely be out again for a sprained left foot. The Bulls are without one of their top players, Derrick Rose, who's out for a knee injury.

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