The Timberwolves recently snapped their six-game losing streak with a thumping of the Toronto Raptors, but have sunk all the way to the bottom spot in the Western Conference and now sport the second-worst record in the entire NBA, better only than the Cleveland Cavaliers. This week, the Wolves have three opportunities to pull themselves out of the muck.
The first game of the week will come on Wednesday night, when the Wolves will play host to the Memphis Grizzlies at the Target Center. The Grizz are in fourth place in the NBA's Southwest Division at the moment, and have a .500 record with 24 wins and 24 losses (compared to Minnesota's 11-36 mark). This will be the second meeting this season between these two teams, with Memphis defending their home court back on October 30 with a 109-89 victory over the Timberwolves. The opening tip for this one is scheduled for 7:00 PM Central time, and you'll be able to catch this one on TV on Fox Sports North.
On Friday, the Wolves will take to the road to complete their season series with the aforementioned Toronto Raptors. These two teams just got together on Saturday night in Minneapolis, with the Timberwolves coming away with a 103-87 victory, and so they'll be looking to sweep the season series against the Raptors. Toronto currently resides in last place in the Atlantic Division with a 13-35 record. Tip-off for this one is scheduled for 6:00 PM Central time, and if you're looking for this one on TV, hopefully you have NBA League Pass, or else you're not going to be able to see it. Yet another Timberwolves game with no local television coverage.
Minnesota's week concludes on Saturday, as the team returns home to take on the Denver Nuggets. Denver is in second place in the Northwest Division thus far with a 28-19 record, and own two victories over the Timberwolves this season. The Nuggets squeaked out a 115-113 victory in Denver on December 18, and beat the Wolves on their previous trip to Minneapolis, 119-113, on December 29. Game time for this one is 7:30 PM Central time, and the television coverage will be handled by My29.
You'll also be able to hear all of these games on the radio by tuning your dial to KFAN-AM 1130.
The Wolves haven't won much this year, ladies and gentlemen, but they still deserve our support. Please do so if you are able.