After a few weeks’ worth of delays, the NBA finally unveiled the 2013-14 schedule/calendar. You can find the full Timberwolves’ schedule here on Timberwolves.com. On Monday, the team released their preseason schedule as well.
The preseason officially begins on 10/7 with a game at the Target Center against CSKA Moscow. Who will Alexey Shved, Vladimir Putin, and Eric Snowden be rooting for? Tune in to find out. The Wolves will actually travel a good amount during the preseason, playing in Toronto, Montreal, South Dakota, Philadelphia, and Detroit. They will only have one other preseason game at the Target Center (10/12 against Toronto).
Here are a few games, stretches, and/or storylines worth discussion from the Timberwolves’ regular season schedule:
- Wednesday, 10/30 – Opening night at home against the Orlando Magic. The NBA returns, hallelujah!
- Friday, 11/1 – The Wolves first national appearance on NBA TV against Kevin Durant and the Thunder.
- Friday, 11/22 – The Brooklyn Nets make their lone trip to the Target Center, with KG and Andrei Kirilenko in tow. I can’t believe this isn’t a national game.
- Saturday, 12/7 – The back to back NBA champion Miami Heat visit the Target Center.
- Monday, 2/10 – Kevin McHale and some guy named Dwight Howard come to the Target Center for the first time.
- Longest home-stand: 4 games (twice) – the first is 2/8 – 2/19 and includes the all-star break, the second is 3/5 – 3/11.
- Longest streak of road games: 5 (once) – taking place from 2/22 (right after the long stretch of home games and all-star break) through 3/3.
- The Timberwolves have 13 national TV games across the NBA’s partner networks.
- East Coast Bias Bullets:
- There are two Sunday Wolves’ games here on the east coast, 11/3 at MSG and 3/30 in Brooklyn.
- The team travels to Philadelphia for a game on Monday, 1/6.
- MSG and Barclay’s Center are likely to be frequented this year!
Now, here comes the fun part as I need a little bit of help Pups fans. My goal is to finally get to the Twin Cities this fall. Do I go with the opening series on 10/30 and 11/1, or should I wait one week for the 11/6 and 11/8 games vs. Golden State and Dallas, respectively? There is another two game stretch on 11/20 and 11/22 against the LA Clippers and the game against Brooklyn. What is with all of the Wednesday-Friday combinations? It is pretty much mandatory I travel this fall. The last two game series is a little too close to Thanksgiving I think. Thoughts?
Does any part of the schedule tickle your fancy? What games are you most looking forward to?
Funny how just this small piece of news can get so much attention! Let’s go Wolves!