Wolves Announce 2011 Preseason Schedule


Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team's 2011 preseason schedule. The Wolves will play eight preseason games, highlighted by two home dates at Target Center and visits to Sioux Falls, S.D. and Fargo, N.D.

The Wolves will open the preseason schedule against the Pistons in Detroit on Oct. 9 before returning home to take on the Toronto Raptors at Target Center on Oct. 11. The Wolves will then embark on a three-game trip featuring stops in Chicago (Oct. 14) and Denver (Oct. 16) and a home contest vs. Chicago in Sioux Falls (Oct. 19). The Wolves will also play a home game against Milwaukee in Fargo, N.D. on Oct. 22, before completing the preseason schedule with a second Target Center game (Oct. 25 vs. Denver) and a one-game trip to Toronto (Oct. 26).

The fall marks the third consecutive season the Wolves will host a game in Sioux Falls, home of Minnesota's NBA D-League affiliate Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Wolves earned a 114-109 victory over Milwaukee at the Sioux Falls Arena last season, and are 5-1 all-time in exhibition games played in Sioux Falls. Minnesota has also made six previous trips to Fargo, with the most recent an 88-82 victory over the Bucks in 2002.

Individual tickets for the two Target Center preseason games will go on sale at a later date. The Wolves open their 23rd NBA regular season in the Twin Cities on Wednesday, Nov. 2 against the Atlanta Hawks at Target Center (7 p.m.).

DATE
Oct. 9
Oct. 11
Oct. 14
Oct. 16
Oct. 19
Oct. 22
Oct. 25
Oct. 26
OPPONENT
Detroit
Toronto
Chicago
Denver
Chicago
Milwaukee
Denver
Toronto
LOCATION
The Palace
Target Center
United Center
Pepsi Center
Sioux Falls Arena*
Fargodome#
Target Center
Air Canada Centre
TIME
5:00 p.m
7:00 p.m
7:00 p.m
8:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m
7:00 p.m
7:00 p.m
6:00 p.m.


All times Central | Bold denotes home game
* = Sioux Falls, S.D. # = Fargo, N.D.
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