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Wolves schedule includes first Christmas Day game in team history

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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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