Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (9-10, seventh in the Eastern Conference) (4-14, 15th in the Western Conference)
In home matches, the Timberwolves are 3-7. Minnesota, with 23.9 assists per game led by Ricky Rubio averaging 5.7, ranks ninth in the Western Conference.
On the lane, the Cavaliers are 3-6. In the Eastern Conference, Cleveland is seventh with 13.7 fast break points per game, led by Collin Sexton, averaging 2.8.
The matchup on Sunday is the first meeting between the two teams this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: With 5.6 rebounds, Ed Davis ranks second on the Timberwolves and averages 2.2 points. Over the last 10 games for Minnesota, D’Angelo Russell is averaging 14.1 points and four assists.
Cedi Osman leads the Cavaliers with a 3-pointer average of 2.5, averaging 12.9 points per game and shooting 36.2% from outside the arc. Over the last 10 games for Cleveland, Taurean Prince is averaging 2.9 assists and 9.4 points.
Timberwolves: 2-8, averaging 104.9 points, 44.9 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 8.2 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.0% from the field. LAST 10 GAMES: Their opponents, on 45.4 percent shooting, averaged 113.3 points.
Cavaliers: 4-6, 106 points on average, 43.3 rebounds, 22 assists, 9 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% off the floor. Their opponents, on 48.6 percent shooting, averaged 113.4 points.
Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: out (protocols for health and security), Juancho Hernangomez: out (protocols for health and safety), Jarrett Culver: out (ankle), Naz Reid: out (quad).
Cavaliers: Dellavedova Matthew: out (concussion), Love Kevin: out (calf).