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The frequent-flying Timberwolves

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves news Updated: August 7, 2013 - 10:21 AM

 The Timberwolves will lead the league in one category in this upcoming season: Travel.

The NBA schedules were released Tuesday, and NBA stat fanatic Ed Kupfer has calculated how many miles each team will travel.

No. 1 on that list: The Timberwolves. According to Kupfer the Wolves – who will play one “home” game against San Antonio in Mexico City – will log well over 50,000 miles of travel. Second on the list is Portland, followed by Golden State, Phoenix and the Lakers.

Not surprisingly, the top five travel teams and eight of the top ten are all in the Western Conference teams.

 

Here is Kupfer’s graph showing the travel for each team during the upcoming season:

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NY Mets 4 FINAL
St. Louis 5
Pittsburgh 4 FINAL
Minnesota 2
St. Louis 1 FINAL
Washington 1
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 2 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 4
NY Yankees 10 FINAL
Philadelphia 0
Tampa Bay 0 Cancelled
Baltimore 0
Detroit 1 FINAL
Toronto 4
Chicago WSox 3 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 6
Texas 6 FINAL
Oakland 7
Cleveland 2 FINAL
Arizona 3
Arizona 7 FINAL
LA Angels 2
Miami 0 Cancelled
Houston 0
Seattle 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Kansas City 0
San Francisco 9:05 PM
Los Angeles
Colorado 9:05 PM
San Diego
Milwaukee 9:05 PM
Cincinnati
Detroit 111 4th Qtr 0:53
Orlando 97
LA Clippers 106 4th Qtr 7:56
Philadelphia 79
Charlotte 85 4th Qtr 4:17
Washington 88
Boston 61 3rd Qtr 3:42
New York 55
Cleveland 79 4th Qtr
Brooklyn 79
LA Lakers 64 3rd Qtr 1:53
Toronto 68
Miami 55 3rd Qtr 3:29
Atlanta 76
Golden State 54 3rd Qtr
Memphis 49
Sacramento 42 3rd Qtr
New Orleans 46
Minnesota 50 3rd Qtr
Houston 60
Dallas 18 2nd Qtr 9:45
San Antonio 32
Utah 0 1st Qtr 10:11
Denver 4
Portland 9:00 PM
Phoenix
Calgary 1 2nd Prd 11:59
Minnesota 1
Columbus 4 1st Prd 1:03
Chicago 2
Dallas 8:30 PM
Edmonton
UCLA 58 2nd Half 1:16
Gonzaga 71
NC State 48 2nd Half 8:39
Louisville 53
Utah 8:45 PM
Duke
Kent State 9:00 PM
Northern Ariz
Michigan State 9:07 PM
Oklahoma
(15) North Carolina 63 2nd Half 2:34
(3) South Carolina 60
(18) Iowa 60 2nd Half 3:16
(5) Baylor 74
(9) Arizona State 8:30 PM
(7) Florida State
(14) Stanford 9:00 PM
(2) Notre Dame
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