5 Most important national TV games on Timberwolves’ 2023-24 schedule

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If you have been looking for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ schedule for the 2023-24 NBA season, you are in luck. With its release, we can now dissect, examine, and offer some instant analysis of the Timberwolves schedule.  But perhaps one of the most pressing questions is how will the Timberwolves handle prime-time television. Well, the answer may be a bit of a letdown. You see, the Timberwolves will only have 10 nationally televised games during the 2023-24 NBA season.

So when are they scheduled to happen?

If you cannot read the fine print, here are the televised games:

  • Date          Opponent                   Time                Network
  • Dec 20      @ Philadelphia         6:00 pm CT    NBA TV
  • Jan 1          @ New York              2:00 pm CT    NBA TV
  • Jan 18        Memphis                   9:00 pm CT    TNT
  • Feb 28       Memphis                   6:30 pm CT    ESPN
  • Mar 10      @ Los Angeles         8:30 pm CT    ESPN
  • Mar 12      @ LA Clippers           9:00 pm CT    TNT
  • Mar 19      Denver                        8:00 pm CT    NBA TV
  • Apr 5         @ Phoenix                 9:00 pm CT    NBA TV
  • Apr 7         @ Los Angeles         9:00 pm CT    NBA TV
  • Apr 10      @ Denver                   9:00 pm CT    ESPN

So now the question remains, which of the 10 nationally televised games are the most important for the Minnesota Timberwolves?

Top televised games for Timberwolves

If you want to consider the impact of nationally televised games, keep in mind that the Minnesota Timberwolves have a total of just 10 nationally televised games. And, unless you are paying for the privilege of NBA TV, you are limited to just five nationally televised games. So, how do you rank them?

Well, there’s the rub, isn’t it?

Even after appearing in the NBA Playoffs for two consecutive years, the Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the move-overlooked NBA teams this year. And the only way to change that national perception is to shock the entire league by beating expectations. So let’s line up the Wolves’ nationally televised games by importance to see if the team can do exactly that.

V: Mar 12      @ LA Clippers           9:00 pm CT    TNT

The Minnesota Timberwolves face a number of teams that feel that they have improved their roster, and the LA Clippers are certainly one of those teams. The Clippers added PG Russell Westbrook to their roster after the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline, and believe that he may be the final piece to get the team over the hump this year.

After finishing their 2022-23 NBA season with a 44-38 record and a 5 seed in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, the Clippers believe that they can usurp the Denver Nuggets and lay claim to the 2024 NBA Championship. This game falls in the heat of the NBA Playoff push and after the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline. Will the Timberwolves compete with new roster changes?

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Changed or not, the Clippers will offer the TImberwolves ample competition to see how playoff ready both teams are: