A Brief Breakdown of the 2014-15 Season
It’s might seem hard to believe, but the NBA season is only 75 days away, and it can’t come quickly enough. Minnesota opens up shop against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 29 and its home opener at Target Center is a day later against the Detroit Pistons. There are a number of games featuring NBA superstars that standout upon first glance at the 2014-15 regular-season slate, but a deeper look shows some interesting quirks that appear on the schedule this season. Here’s a list of key facts regarding the regular-season schedule.
As far as a month-by-month breakdown, the schedule is as follows:
October (1 Home, 1 Away = 2 Total)
November (6 Home, 7 Away = 13 Total)
December (7 Home, 8 Away = 15 Total)
January (9 Home, 8 Away = 17 Total)
February (7 Home, 4 Away = 11 Total)
March (7 Home, 9 Away = 16 Total)
April (4 Home, 4 Away = 8 Total)
As far as a day-by-day breakdown, the schedule is as follows:
Monday (7 Home, 7 Away = 14 Total)
Tuesday (0 Home, 5 Away = 5 Total)
Wednesday (15 home, 5 away = 20 Total)
Thursday (2 Home, 1 Away = 3 Total)
Friday (7 Home, 12 Away = 19 Total)
Saturday (7 Home, 6 Away = 13 Total)
Sunday (3 Home, 5 Away = 8 Total)
The Wolves enjoy four four-game homestands this season: November 19-26 (NY, SA, SAC, MIL), December 8-14 (GS, POR, OKC, LAL), January 1-7 (SAC, UTA, DEN, PHO) and February 28-March 7 (MEM, LAC, DEN, POR). Minnesota also boasts two three-game homestands: February 9-20 (ATL, GS, PHO) and March 30-April 3 (UTA, TOR, ORL).
Minnesota also has four four-game road trips to go along with its four four-game homestands: December 23-30 (CLE, DEN, GS, UTA), January 13-19 (IND, PHO, DEN, CHA), March 9-15 (LAC, PHO, OKC, SA) and April 7-11 (SAC, POR, LAL, GS).
The Wolves will play on national television four times next season: two times on NBA-TV (November 1 vs. Chicago, April 10 at L.A. Lakers) and two times on ESPN (November 12 vs. Houston in Mexico City, January 7 vs. Phoenix).
Minnesota will play 19 back-to-backs: nine away-away, seven away-home, two home-away and one home-home. The Wolves had 20 back-to-back sets last year.
The Wolves will play 52 games against Western Conference and 30 games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
Minnesota will play each Western Conference opponent four times (two home, two away), with the exception of L.A. Clippers (one home, two away), Sacramento (two home, one away), Dallas (one home, two away), and Memphis (two home, one away). The Wolves will face off against each Eastern Conference team twice (one home, one away).