Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team will begin their 2022-23 regular season at Target Center on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:00 p.m. Minnesota will open its away portion of the 2022-23 regular season with a matchup against the Thunder on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7:00 p.m. This marks the third-straight season the Wolves will open at home and the third time facing the Oklahoma City franchise to begin a season (Nov. 3, 1989, at Seattle and Dec. 26, 2011, at Minnesota). Minnesota’s full regular season schedule is available for download in PDF here.
Other highlights of the team’s home slate include: Steph Curry, Draymond Green and the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 p.m., LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, Mar. 31 at 7:00 p.m. and Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics on Monday, Mar. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The home portion of the regular season schedule features a season-long six-game homestand from Jan. 27-Feb. 5 against Memphis, Sacramento, Golden State, Orlando and Denver, tying the franchise record for longest homestand (seven times; most recently: Feb. 4-14, 2017).
This season’s schedule features four road trips of four games or more, the first from Nov. 11-19 with stops in Memphis, Cleveland, Orlando and Philadelphia. The second, a season-long five game road trip is from Dec. 9-16 where the Wolves will play in Utah, Portland, Los Angeles (LA Clippers) and Oklahoma City. The third, a four-game road trip, will see Minnesota travel to Boston, Miami, New Orleans and Milwaukee from Dec. 23-30. The final four-game road stint will be from Feb. 26-Mar. 4 with the Wolves stopping in Golden State, Los Angeles (LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers) and Sacramento.
Single game tickets for the 2022-23 season will go on sale on Oct. 1. Fans can register for priority access by visiting timberwolves.com/single. Memberships for the upcoming 2022-23 season are now available at timberwolves.com/memberships and include 50% off concessions and team store purchases. Fans also have the chance to win tickets to the 10 games they're most excited to see this season by entering the Timberwolves Top 10 Games Sweepstakes.
Following are key facts regarding the Wolves’ 2022-23 regular season schedule:
Key Facts About the Timberwolves 2022-23 Schedule
- Minnesota will be featured on 16 nationally televised games, including four on TNT (Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Phoenix; Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Denver; Tuesday, Feb. 28 at LA Clippers and Tuesday, Mar. 7 vs. Philadelphia), six on ESPN (Friday, Nov. 4 vs. Milwaukee; Friday, Nov. 11 at Memphis; Wednesday, Dec. 14 at LA Clippers; Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Denver; Sunday, Feb. 26 at Golden State and Wednesday, Mar. 29 at Phoenix) while the remaining six will be on NBATV (Sunday, Oct. 30 at San Antonio; Saturday, Nov. 19 at Philadelphia; Friday, Dec. 23 at Boston; Friday, Jan. 27 at Memphis; Sunday, Mar. 26 at Golden State and Friday, Mar. 31 vs. Los Angeles Lakers).
- The Timberwolves have won six straight home openers and nine of their last 10 dating back to the 2012-13 season.
- The Wolves will play five of the team’s first six games at Target Center and nine of the first 12 games of the season at home.
- The Timberwolves will face Western Conference opponents in 11 of the first 13 games of the season, including the first eight games before facing off against six consecutive Eastern Conference opponents from Nov. 13-25 (Cleveland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Miami, Indiana and Charlotte).
- By month, the schedule breaks down as follows: Oct. (5 home, 2 away = 7 total), Nov. (7 home, 8 away = 15 total), Dec. (6 home, 9 away = 15 total), Jan. (11 home, 5 away = 16 total), Feb. (5 home, 6 away = 11 total), March (5 home, 9 away = 14 total), April (2 home, 2 away = 4 total).
- By day, the schedule breaks down as follows: Monday (7 home, 8 away = 15 total), Tuesday (1 home, 4 away = 5 total), Wednesday (10 home, 9 away = 19 total), Thursday (2 home, 0 away = 2 total), Friday (10 home, 9 away = 19 total), Saturday (6 home, 5 away = 11 total), Sunday (5 home, 6 away = 11 total).
- The Wolves will play 14 back-to-backs: four home-home, five away-away, four away-home and one home-away. Last year, the Wolves had 13 back-to-back sets.
- Minnesota will have six sets where they play the same opponent in consecutive games: Oct. 24 and 26 vs. San Antonio; Dec. 10 and 12 at Portland; Dec. 19 and 21 vs. Dallas; Jan. 21 vs. Houston and Jan. 23 at the Rockets; Jan. 28 and 30 vs. Sacramento; Feb. 5 vs. Denver and Feb. 7 at the Nuggets.