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T-wolves take woeful slide to Indiana

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Timberwolves will try to halt a 15-game losing streak Tuesday night when they start a four-game road trip at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the Indiana Pacers.

The T-wolves haven't won since Dec. 10 at home against the Portland Trail Blazers. Their last road victory came on Nov. 28 versus the Los Angeles Lakers, a span of 10 games.

On Saturday, the streak reached 15 with a 108-93 home loss to the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.

Zach LaVine paced Minnesota with 19 points off the bench, while Andrew Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng finished with 18 apiece. Wiggins has scored in double figures in 10 straight.

Mo Williams was the only other Timberwolves player in double figures with 10.

The Wolves made all 26 of their free throws to set a franchise record for most makes without a miss from the line. They shot less than 40 percent from the field and 20 percent from long range.

Minnesota lost the rebounding battle, 45-42, and the Spurs committed less turnovers.

"They were just a better team," Dieng said of the Spurs.

The Timberwolves will visit the Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and Charlotte Hornets in this bizarre trip, at least geographically speaking.

The Pacers have dropped two of three, but have won two straight at home.

On Saturday, Indiana fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 93-92, in South Philly.

David West missed a contested fadeaway jumper from the top of the key just before the buzzer to seal the Sixers' fifth win in their last 11 games.

West netted a season-high 28 points with nine rebounds for the Pacers, who have alternated wins and losses over their last six.

"We lost a game we should have won in Philadelphia, but (we were) 3-2 before that in a tough stretch of our schedule, battling injuries. I like the way we're playing," head coach Frank Vogel said.

Rodney Stuckey scored 13 in the loss, followed by 12 out of Solomon Hill and 10 from C.J.Watson.

C.J. Miles suffered an eye injury and played less than four minutes, but he should be fine for Tuesday's tilt.

The Pacers beat the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Dec. 21 and have taken three of the last four in the series. Indiana is 5-0 in its last five, hosting the T-wolves.