We were a bit tardy in getting our weekly schedules up here, ladies and gentlemen, and I apologize for that. The Wolves did fall to the New York Knicks last night by a final score of 121-114 at Madison Square Garden, but they still have three more opportunities to pick up victories as this week goes on.
The Wolves will return home on Wednesday to take on Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Target Center. This game has been dubbed by the Timberwolves as Jewish Heritage Night, and the team will be attempting to set a world record for dreidel spinning prior to the game. Those festivities will start at 5:30 PM Central time, if you're interested in attending, with a menorah lighting at 6:30 PM and opening tip scheduled for 7 PM. The Thunder are one of the better teams in the Western Conference, currently sporting a 14-8 record, which is the seventh best record in the Western Conference. You will be able to see the game on Fox Sports North or listen to all the action on KFAN 1130 AM on your radio dial.
Minnesota will then play on back-to-back nights, starting at home on Friday with a tilt against the Detroit Pistons. It's been a bit of a rough season for the Pistons thus far, as they're near the bottom of the NBA's Eastern Conference with a 7-14 record. There is no local television coverage for this game, so the only way you'll be able to follow the action, outside of being at the Target Center, is to listen to the action on KFAN 1130 AM. The game gets underway at 7 PM Central time.
Then, on Saturday, the Wolves will hop on a flight to Chicago to take on the Bulls at the United Center. The Bulls are a pretty exciting young team, featuring players like Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. To show how much weaker the Eastern Conference in the NBA is at the moment, Chicago's 11-8 record is the fourth best on the East right now. . .if they were in the West, they'd be the eighth best team. Tip-off at the United Center is scheduled for 7 PM Central time and, in what is a true rarity for the Timberwolves, this game will have national television exposure thanks to WGN America in Chicago. You can also watch the game on My 29 in the Twin Cities area, as well as listening to the action on KFAN 1130 AM.
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. A look at your Minnesota Timberwolves schedule for the upcoming week. Be sure to keep checking out SBNation Minnesota, as we'll have all the previews, recaps, and game updates you can handle for all your Timberwolves action.