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Wolves schedule includes first Christmas Day game in team history

For the first time in the history of the Minnesota Timberwolves, they will be featured in the NBA’s coveted lineup of Christmas Day games.

The league revealed the 2016-17 schedule Thursday.

The Wolves will play Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m. on Dec. 25 on ESPN.

According to the Pioneer Press, it’s one of 19 games the Wolves will have on national TV – also believed to be a team high.

Minnesota opens the season Oct. 26 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Their home opener is Nov. 1 also against the Grizzlies. Other notable dates:

  • Dec. 11: Golden State at Timberwolves
  • Dec. 13: Wolves and Tom Thibodeau head to the United Center to face the Bulls
  • Feb. 1: Wolves face the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Feb. 14: Cavs return to Target Center
  • Mar. 10: Golden State at Timberwolves

Minnesota then closes their regular season with 5 of their final 6 games on the road, wrapping up the season April 12 at Houston.

Click here to check out the full Wolves schedule.

 

 

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