This is the first of a four-game road trip for the Timberwolves.
And that might be good news for a team coming off a not-great loss to the Grizzlies on Sunday at Target Center. The Wolves are 7-2 on the road this season and just 3-7 at home.
Minnesota goes into the game with a 10-9 record, good for seventh in the West.
The Mavericks are 13-6, good for fourth in the West. Dallas plays in New Orleans against the Pelicans on Tuesday night, so the Wolves will be getting them on the second night of a back-to-back.