Well, the Wolves have had a pretty rough week, as we predicted that they would, going 0-4 on their current road trip. The sledding doesn't get much easier for Minnesota this next week, as two of their three games are on the road, but at least they'll be home in time for the holidays.
The week gets started tonight in Tinseltown as the Wolves will, mercifully, end their five-game West Coast road trip with a game at Staples Center against Los Angeles' "other" team, the Clippers. The Wolves have a 1-0 season series lead over the Clippers, as they managed to eke out a 113-111 victory at the Target Center back on 17 November. The Clippers are actually one game better than the Wolves on the season, however, sporting a record of 7-21 to the Wolves' current mark of 6-22. The tip-off for this one is scheduled for 9:30 PM Central time, and you'll be able to watch all the action on Fox Sports North, as well as listen to the game on KFAN-AM 1130.
To follow that up, the Wolves will finally get to return home to face the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. This will be the first meeting between Minnesota and Utah, and the Jazz have been one of the league's better teams thus far on the year, currently sitting in second place in the Northwest Division with a 19-9 mark. The festivities at the Target Center will get underway at 7:00 PM Central time, and you'll once again be able to watch the game on Fox Sports North or listen to the action on KFAN-AM 1130.
The day after Christmas, the Wolves will find themselves in Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers. The Cavs, predictably, have fallen off the map, having gone 1-9 in their last ten games to plummet to the basement of the NBA's Central Division with an 8-19 record. This will be the final meeting between these two teams this year, and the Wolves will actually be looking to sweep the season series from Cleveland, having thumped the Cavaliers to the tune of 129-95 at the Target Center back on 4 December. Unfortunately, there will be no local television coverage of this match-up, so if you want to keep up to speed, your only option is to listen to the game on KFAN-AM 1130.
And that's a look at the Wolves' schedule for the next seven days. Hopefully the team can turn their ship around and give themselves some momentum going into the New Year.