The NBA announced on Tuesday that the Minnesota Timberwolves and three other teams have been chosen to play in the first-ever NBA Canada Series in October.
Along with the Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Toronto Raptors, the T-Wolves will participate in a two-game series during the preseason in the Great White North in two locations, Winnipeg and Montreal. Minnesota will take on the Pistons on Oct. 24 at 7:00 pm CT in Winnipeg at the MTS Centre. Montreal’s Bell Centre will host the Knicks vs. Raptors game on Oct. 19.
“We’re extremely excited to be a part of the first-ever NBA Canada Series,” Timberwolves President Chris Wright told NBA.com. “The NBA’s outreach into Canada displays the league’s commitment to expand basketball in the country and further demonstrates that this is truly a global game. We look forward to our trip up north.”
The Wolves played their first international preseason game in the Dominican Republic in 2002 before playing games in Istanbul and London in 2007 for NBA Europe Live. Minnesota traveled to Paris and back to London in 2010 for NBA Europe Live. The team has also played in Tokyo for the 1999 Regular Season Opening Games.
In addition to their game in Winnipeg, the T-Wolves will play two preseason games at the Target Center against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 13 and the Israeli club Maccabi Bazan Haifa on Oct. 16.
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