With the Minnesota Timberwolves looking to continue their resurgence. -- such as it is -- in the 2012-13 NBA season, many fans will be wondering how to catch the team on television. Last year, only 50 of the team's 66 games were televised locally. This year, however, it looks like Wolves aficionados will be able to see almost every game the team plays.
According to Jerry Zgoda, Timberwolves beat writer for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 78 of the Timberwolves' 82 games will be available to viewers in the Twin Cities area. The Wolves' main home will once again be on Fox Sports North, which will carry 50 Timberwolves broadcasts this season. WFTC-29 will be carrying 25 games as well. Toss in the three games that will feature the Wolves on TNT, and that brings you to your total of 78.
The only games that will not be readily viewable by Twin Cities Wolves fans?
January 19 - Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves
January 21 - Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks
March 21 - Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings
April 5 - Toronto Raptors at Minnesota Timberwolves
The first of the three TNT games that will put the Wolves in the national spotlight will be a December 20 game against the defending Western Conference Champions, the Oklahoma City Thunder, at the Target Center. Their second TNT appearance will be another home game, hosting the Los Angeles Clippers on January 17. Their third game on TNT will have them traveling to Hollywood to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on February 28.
So, Timberwolves fans, it's going to be much easier for you to follow your team during the 2012-13 season. Hopefully the team can continue its improvement as they get more time in the spotlight.
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