Recent content from Chris Hine
Center Karl-Anthony Towns has a serious right calf injury. The injury is a new one for Towns, who has dealt with knee, ankle and wrist problems in recent seasons.
Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis had the hot hand from long range on the way to 41 points.
The Wolves defense is struggling and Jaden McDaniels, Taurean Prince and Jordan McLaughlin all missed Monday's game against the Wizards.
The Timberwolves were routed again and fell back below .500, but the bigger concern was a leg injury to their star All-NBA forward.
D'Angelo Russell and Andrew Wiggins have been lightning rods for criticism while in Minnesota, and meet Sunday at Target Center.
Taurean Prince was added to the Wolves' list of injuries, while center Rudy Gobbert continues to play through pain.
A quick look at Friday's loss.
Jaden plays for the Timberwolves and Jalen for the Hornets, and they met on Black Friday for the second season in a row.
A five-game winning streak came to an end with a miserable second-half performance.
The Wolves are riding the NBA's longest active winning streak at five games.