Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team will begin their 2023-24 regular season on the road in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. CT. Minnesota will open its home portion of the 2023-24 regular season on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. CT versus the Miami Heat. This is the first time the Wolves will open the regular season on the road since the 2019-20 season and the first time in team history beginning the regular season in Toronto. Minnesota’s 80-game regular season schedule is available for download here. The remaining two games, to be played the week of Dec. 4, will be released following the conclusion of the Group Play games of the In-Season Tournament and the Quarterfinals.
Other highlights of the team’s home slate include:
- Nikola Jokić, Jamal Murray and the defending NBA Champion Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. on NBATV
- Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m.
- LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7:00 p.m.
- Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics on Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m.
The home portion of the regular season schedule features a season-long seven-game homestand from Feb. 23-March 4 against Milwaukee, Brooklyn, San Antonio, Memphis, Sacramento, LA Clippers and Portland, marking the longest homestand in franchise history.
This season’s schedule features five road trips of four games or more, the first, a five-game road trip from Nov. 10-18 with stops in San Antonio, Golden State, Phoenix and New Orleans. The second is a four-game trip from Jan. 5-10 where the Wolves will play in Houston, Dallas, Orlando and Boston. The third, a four-game road trip, has Minnesota traveling to Washington, Brooklyn, San Antonio and Oklahoma City from Jan. 24-29. The fourth is the season’s second five-game road trip with Minnesota traveling to Chicago, Milwaukee, Los Angeles (LA Clippers) and Portland from Feb. 6-15. The longest road trip of the season will be a six-game road swing from March 7-18 with the Wolves stopping in Indiana, Cleveland, Los Angeles (L.A. Lakers and LA Clippers) and Utah. The six-game road trip is the Wolves’ longest since the 2010-11 season and the eighth road trip of six or more games in team history.
Fans can lock in seats for the 2023-24 season by registering for priority access to single game tickets, by visiting timberwolves.com/tickets.
Following are key facts about the Wolves’ 2023-24 regular season schedule:
Key Facts About the Timberwolves 2023-24 Schedule
- Minnesota will be featured on 10 nationally televised games, including two on TNT (Thursday, Jan. 18 vs. Memphis and Tuesday, March 12 at LA Clippers), three on ESPN (Wednesday, Feb. 28 vs. Memphis; Sunday, March 10 at L.A. Lakers and Wednesday, April 10 at Denver) while the remaining five will be on NBATV (Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Philadelphia; Monday, Jan. 1 at New York; Tuesday, March 19 vs. Denver; Friday, April 5 at Phoenix and Sunday, April 7 at L.A. Lakers). The Timberwolves can be heard on ESPN Radio on Thursday Jan. 18 against Memphis.
- The Timberwolves have won seven straight home openers and nine of their last 10 dating back to the 2013-14 season, while the team has won four straight Opening Night games.
- Minnesota will play five of the team’s first seven games at Target Center.
- The Timberwolves will play four of their first six contests of the 2023-24 season against Eastern Conference opponents from Oct. 25-Nov. 6 (Toronto, Miami, Atlanta and Boston). Minnesota will then face off against Western Conference opponents in 10 of the following 12 games from Nov. 8-30.
- Minnesota will play four Group Play games as part of the inaugural In-Season Tournament beginning Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Antonio Spurs. West Group C consists of the Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings and Spurs.
- The inaugural In-Season Tournament will tip off on Friday, Nov. 3 in NBA team markets and culminate with the playing of the Semifinals (Thursday, Dec. 7) and Championship (Saturday, Dec. 9) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
- The All-Star Break is scheduled to be from Feb. 16-21 with this year’s All-Star Weekend to be held in Indianapolis from Feb. 16-18.
- By month, the schedule breaks down as follows: Oct. (1 home, 2 away = 3 total), Nov. (9 home, 6 away = 15 total), Dec. (4 home, 7 away = 11 total), Jan. (7 home, 10 away = 17 total), Feb. (6 home, 5 away = 11 total), March (8 home, 7 away = 15 total), April (5 home, 3 away = 8 total).
- By day, the schedule breaks down as follows: Monday (4 home, 7 away = 11 total), Tuesday (5 home, 6 away = 11 total), Wednesday (8 home, 7 away = 15 total), Thursday (4 home, 5 away = 9 total), Friday (7 home, 5 away = 12 total), Saturday (6 home, 5 away = 11 total), Sunday (6 home, 5 away = 11 total).
- The Wolves will play 13 back-to-backs this season: four home-home, five away-away, three away-home and one home-away. Last year, Minnesota had 13 back-to-back sets.
- Minnesota will have three sets where they play the same opponent in consecutive games: Nov. 12 and 14 at Golden State; Feb. 13 and 15 at Portland; March 16 and 18 at Utah.