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The Minnesota Timberwolves are back in the NBA Playoffs. How well will they perform? Can the Timberwolves make it past the first round?
It’s 2022 and the Minnesota Timberwolves are back in the NBA Playoffs! The Timberwolves generally haven’t had much playoff success throughout the years and they’re trying to get past one of the most fun teams the NBA has to offer this season: the Memphis Grizzlies.
The last time Minnesota even made it to the playoffs was back during the 2017-2018 season. Unfortunately for that Timberwolves team, Minnesota didn’t even make it past the first round of the playoffs. Prior to that, the Timberwolves hadn’t made the playoffs since the 2003-2004 season.
So, yeah, any sort of playoffs success would probably be welcomed with open arms by Timberwolves fans.
Here’s what the Timberwolves’ playoff schedule looks like:
Minnesota Timberwolves: 2022 NBA playoffs schedule
The Timberwolves will be facing off against the Grizzlies in the first round and that should be a fascinating series to keep up with. Games 1 and 2 will take place in Memphis while games 3 and 4 are scheduled for Minneapolis.
Here’s Minnesota’s first round series schedule:
- Game 1: Saturday, April 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET (in Memphis)
- Game 2: Tuesday, April 19 at TBD (in Memphis)
- Game 3: Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET (in Minneapolis)
- Game 4: Sunday, April 24 at TBD (in Minneapolis)
- Game 5 (if necessary): TBD
- Game 6 (if necessary): TBD
- Game 7 (if necessary): TBD
It’s not currently clear if games 5 through 7 will be necessary and the NBA hasn’t set a schedule for those games at this moment. Should the games need to be played, game 5 will be in Memphis while game 6 will happen in Minneapolis. Game 7 is set for Memphis.
While the Timberwolves haven’t made it to the second round of the NBA Playoffs since 2004, there’s a chance they might make it past Memphis. If that actually happens, this will be updated with more information about their next opponent.