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Timberwolves Schedule 2012: Minnesota Faces Four Games As They Try For Playoff Push

The Minnesota Timberwolves have four games this week as the NBA season starts to wind down going into the month of April.


The season is winding down in the NBA as we head into the month of April, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are limping along with it. They did get a great win over the injured Denver Nuggets to end last week but are still only 25-27 with the playoffs slipping out of sight. The Wolves have 16 games remaining to make that final push, but without Ricky Rubio it might prove to be hard. Minnesota has four of those 16 games this week.

Two of the games this week come in a road back to back form, with Tuesday being the first as the Wolves head out to Tennessee to meet the Memphis Grizzlies. They just signed Gilbert Arenas and with a 26-21 record look good for a playoff berth, but have five losses in their last seven games. If Arenas works out like he used to, the Grizz might be a team to watch out for in the long run, especially if they can snag a mid-level seed in the playoffs.

Wednesday's challenge will be a bit easier, with the Wolves heading to Charlotte to meet the Bobcats. At 7-39, the Cats might be the worst team in the league and there's not exactly much to look forward to in the immediate future for Charlotte either. But hey, they did manage to get Boris Diaw's contract off the books. That's a thing.

Friday will bring the Wolves home to meet the Boston Celtics while Sunday, the first day of April, will see the Wolves head out to meet the Portland Trailblazers.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.