Russell, Garza interviews ahead of Wolves’ Friday game vs. Clippers

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Wolves point guard D’Angelo Russell and center Luka Garza met with reporters after shoot-around Friday morning at Mayo Clinic Square. The Wolves are going for their third straight win Friday night.

***Click the video box above to watch Russell and Garza meet with reporters***

Below is a preview from the Associated Press:

Los Angeles Clippers (21-19, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (18-21, 11th in the Western Conference)

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles travels to Minnesota looking to break its three-game road losing streak.

The Timberwolves are 11-13 in Western Conference games. Minnesota ranks sixth in the Western Conference with 54.5 points per game in the paint led by Rudy Gobert averaging 10.2.

The Clippers are 11-12 in Western Conference play. Los Angeles is 8-3 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.7 turnovers per game.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Clippers won the last matchup 99-88 on Dec. 15, with Kawhi Leonard scoring 19 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Edwards is scoring 24.2 points per game with 6.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Timberwolves. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 16.7 points and 5.3 assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

Paul George is scoring 23.7 points per game and averaging 6.0 rebounds for the Clippers. Leonard is averaging 11.7 points and 4.0 rebounds over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 4-6, averaging 115.7 points, 39.5 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.5 points per game.

Clippers: 4-6, averaging 113.4 points, 43.2 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.1 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: out (calf), Bryn Forbes: day to day (shoulder), Naz Reid: day to day (back), Jordan McLaughlin: out (calf).

Clippers: Nicolas Batum: out (ankle).