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Big time: Wolves play on Christmas Day, 19 network games

The Timberwolves will play this season on Christmas Day for the first time in team history.

The NBA schedule was released on Thursday, and a Christmas Day game at 7 p.m. at Oklahoma City is among the highlights for the Timberwolves.

Here are some other highlights:

The Wolves' home opener is Nov. 1 at Target Center against the Memphis Grizzlies. The regular season opener is Oct. 26, also against the Grizzlies, in Memphis.

The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will visit Target Center on Feb. 14.

Golden State is in town Dec. 11 and March 10.

On New Year's Day, the Wolves play at home at 6 p.m. against Portland.

 

A schedule oddity -- the Wolves play the New York Knicks twice, but in back-to-back games, Nov. 30 at Target Center and Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden.

New Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau will face his former team, Chicago, on Dec. 13 in the Windy City and on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Target Center.

The Wolves will appear on TNT four times, six times on ESPN and nine times on NBA TV.

The four TNT games are Nov. 17 vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 8 at Toronton, Jan. 19 at the Clippers and April 6 at Portland.

According to the NBA, the Wolves will have 14 games "fresh" during the season -- a team is "fresh" if it did not play the day before and its opponent did.

For highlights of the full NBA schedule, including other Christmas match-ups, click here

 

 

The Wolves will play four Western teams just three times: Dallas and the Clippers (twice each at home); and New Orleans and Phoenix (once each at home).

In a scheduling quirk, the Wolves will play the Los Angeles teams on consecutive days at Target Center -- Clippers on Nov. 12 and the Lakers on Nov. 13.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wolves opened at home 13 consecutive seasons from 2000 to 2013, and now will open on road for 3rd consecutive year.

There are five Christmas Day games in the NBA -- Boston at the Knicks, Golden State at Cleveland, Chicago at San Antonio, Clippers at Lakers and Wolves at Oklahoma City.

The Wolves schedule has a six-game homestand in February and two four-game road trips.

The complete schedule is here.

Wolves' seven-game preseason includes two games at Target Center

The Timberwolves will play seven preseason games, including two at Target Center, before the NBA regular season, according to a schedule released this morning.

The Wolves have games against Miami in Kansas City on Oct. 8; against Denver in Lincoln, Neb., on Oct. 12; and against Miami in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 15.

Games at Target Center are Oct. 19 vs. Memphis and Oct. 21 against Charlotte.

The regular season schedule is expected to be released early this month.

Here is the preseason schedule:


2016 TIMBERWOLVES PRESEASON SCHEDULE

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIPOFF

Oct. 8

Miami Heat

Sprint Center (Kansas City)

7:30 p.m.

Oct. 10

Charlotte Hornets

Time Warner Cable Arena

6:00 p.m.

Oct. 12

Denver Nuggets

Pinnacle Bank Arena (Lincoln)

7:00 p.m.

Oct. 15

Miami Heat

KFC Yum! Center (Louisville)

6:30 p.m.

Oct. 16

Oklahoma City Thunder

Chesapeake Energy Center

6:00 p.m.

Oct. 19

Memphis Grizzlies

Target Center

7:00 p.m.

Oct. 21

Charlotte Hornets

Target Center

7:00 p.m.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Twins at Cleveland

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Minnesota United FC at Fort Lauderdale

    6:30 pm on CBSSN

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • L.A. Rams at Vikings (preseason)

    7 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/1130

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    7:05 pm

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Oregon State at Gophers football

    8 pm on BTN, 107.9-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • Washington at Lynx

    7 pm on 106.1-FM

  • Lincoln at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Rayo OKC at Minnesota United FC

    7 pm on Ch.29

  • Lincoln at Saints

    7:05 pm on 106.1-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Lincoln at Saints

    5:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Connecticut at Lynx

    6 pm on FSN, 106.1-FM

  • Lincoln at Saints

    11:05 am on 1220-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Kansas City at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Kansas City at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Lynx at Los Angeles

    9 pm on ESPN2, 106.1-FM

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