With the NBA All-Star break on the horizon, the last remaining hurdle for the 2020-21 season was the construction (and announcement) of the second half schedule. Earlier on Wednesday afternoon, the plan for the remainder of the season was officially announced, including the Wolves remaining schedule.
The Timberwolves will begin the second half of the 2020-21 season on the road at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans on Thursday, March 11 when they will take on the Pelicans at 7:00 p.m. CDT. Minnesota will open its home portion of the second half of the regular season at Target Center with its ninth back-to-back of the season starting on Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. CDT versus the Portland Trail Blazers.
the second half schedule has arrived pic.twitter.com/7VM6Bisyqf— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) February 24, 2021
The second half schedule features one four-game road trip when the team visits the Los Angeles Clippers (which will be on national TV), Sacramento and Utah from April 18-24 as well as two three-game road trips that has the Wolves visiting Los Angeles to take on the Lakers and Phoenix from March 16-19 and then Miami, Orlando and Detroit from May 7-11. The second half of the season road schedule features two sets of opponents played in consecutive games.
Key Facts About The Second-Half Schedule:
- The second half of the season stretches from March 11-May 16 with the Timberwolves playing 37 games in 66 days.
- With regular season games being played in the month of May, this marks the first time since the 1998-99 season that the Timberwolves will play regular season games in May.
- The Wolves will play eight back-to-backs: four home-home, one home-away and three away-away, bringing the team’s season total of back-to-backs to 16. Last year, the Wolves had 13 back-to-back sets.
- The deadline for completing the “Andrew Wiggins Appreciation Video” is officially the morning of Thursday, April 29th, as that’s when the Golden State Warriors come to town.