The 2015-16 NBA schedule has finally been released and it turns out the Minnesota Timberwolves will indeed play 82 games this season. The Wolves open up on Wednesday, October 28 when they head to face the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center for an ESPN game.
That will be our first glimpse Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones, along with our first real updates on how guys like Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng, and Shabazz Muhammad will look next season.
Here’s how the schedule breaks down for the Wolves:
First home game of the season: Nov. 2 against the Blazers
Back-to-back game sets: 14
Four games in five night sets: 2 (11/9-11/13: at Hawks-Hornets-Warriors-at Pacers; 3/4-3/8: at Bucks-Nets-at Hornets-Spurs)
ABC/ESPN Games: 4 games (at Lakers, Cleveland, at OKC, at Clippers)
TNT Games: 1 game (Warriors)
NBA TV Games: 7 games (Nuggets, Pelicans, at Cavs, at Blazers, at Lakers, at Mavs, Spurs)
Games against the Thunder: 1/12 (home), 1/15 (away), 1/27 (home), 3/11 (away)
Games against the Blazers: 11/2 (home), 12/5 (home), 1/31 (away), 4/9 (away)
Games against the Nuggets: 10/30 (away), 12/11 (away), 12/15 (home), 1/6 (home)
Games against the Jazz: 12/30 (home), 1/29 (away), 3/26 (home), 4/1 (away)
Mexico “Home” Game: None!
Do we still care about when Kevin Love comes back? Here it is: Jan. 8 on ESPN
Longest home stretch of the season: 4 games (twice)
Longest road stretch of the season: 4 games (twice)
Final game of the season: April 13 at home against the Pelicans
Initial impressions of TWolves schedule: Hard to find a loss.
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) August 12, 2015
Should be fun!