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1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves Team Game Log

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Record: 40-42, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Flip Saunders (40-42)

PTS/G: 96.1 (17th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 97.6 (17th of 29)
SRS: -1.82 (18th of 29) ▪ Pace: 90.7 (13th of 29)
Off Rtg: 105.5 (17th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.1 (15th of 29)
Expected W-L: 37-45 (17th of 29)

Arena: Target Center ▪ Attendance: 697,727 (14th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference First Round (0-3) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)

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Regular Season

Turnovers do not include team turnovers
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1 1 1996-11-01 SAS W 82 78 31 74 .419 3 8 .375 17 23 .739 9 36 18 6 12 17 13 31 72 .431 4 13 .308 12 18 .667 9 40 21 10 4 17 23
2 2 1996-11-03 @ LAL L 85 91 34 82 .415 3 13 .231 14 18 .778 12 37 23 7 6 15 24 38 79 .481 4 12 .333 11 17 .647 14 47 23 6 6 21 21
3 3 1996-11-05 @ PHO W 98 95 35 65 .538 4 8 .500 24 34 .706 7 33 22 6 6 16 23 37 81 .457 3 10 .300 18 26 .692 19 42 26 7 3 14 28
4 4 1996-11-07 @ POR L (1 OT) 94 95 36 93 .387 3 11 .273 19 28 .679 13 44 16 8 10 8 26 31 80 .388 5 22 .227 28 35 .800 9 51 18 5 9 19 28
5 5 1996-11-10 @ LAC L 70 81 23 75 .307 1 5 .200 23 30 .767 12 44 6 7 9 15 23 29 82 .354 2 7 .286 21 27 .778 16 52 14 8 2 14 26
6 6 1996-11-12 POR W 100 97 36 79 .456 4 8 .500 24 37 .649 15 44 25 8 9 15 32 30 78 .385 9 21 .429 28 40 .700 13 41 15 7 5 13 25
7 7 1996-11-14 DAL W 100 90 40 84 .476 1 8 .125 19 23 .826 13 48 25 11 13 20 25 33 81 .407 3 13 .231 21 33 .636 14 44 27 9 4 21 26
8 8 1996-11-16 @ NYK L 79 82 27 73 .370 3 8 .375 22 28 .786 12 31 14 9 1 21 25 31 64 .484 4 13 .308 16 24 .667 9 40 17 11 7 27 24
9 9 1996-11-19 @ HOU L 93 122 38 94 .404 7 21 .333 10 17 .588 14 41 29 8 6 12 19 45 81 .556 10 20 .500 22 30 .733 10 50 31 8 3 15 15
10 10 1996-11-21 @ ORL L 86 90 34 74 .459 4 12 .333 14 21 .667 7 32 20 8 7 11 30 34 81 .420 3 19 .158 19 33 .576 18 46 16 5 5 14 14
11 11 1996-11-23 LAC W 98 96 35 66 .530 2 9 .222 26 34 .765 14 40 22 7 8 21 32 31 70 .443 4 9 .444 30 45 .667 13 29 15 10 5 14 28
12 12 1996-11-25 @ WSB L 98 105 36 86 .419 8 19 .421 18 23 .783 16 49 15 3 7 21 29 38 81 .469 5 11 .455 24 33 .727 7 40 27 7 5 13 22
13 13 1996-11-27 SEA L 98 106 38 85 .447 5 18 .278 17 24 .708 11 36 27 11 8 16 26 36 72 .500 9 17 .529 25 34 .735 10 39 27 9 9 18 18
14 14 1996-11-29 @ DEN W 108 103 39 77 .506 3 9 .333 27 39 .692 13 38 18 6 6 16 23 35 75 .467 6 20 .300 27 33 .818 10 34 24 7 6 19 29
15 15 1996-11-30 TOR W 79 70 28 70 .400 2 7 .286 21 28 .750 11 42 17 5 6 18 24 25 69 .362 4 12 .333 16 23 .696 14 43 11 7 6 19 21
16 16 1996-12-03 SAC L 89 96 33 82 .402 1 8 .125 22 26 .846 13 46 17 4 12 17 21 37 95 .389 4 7 .571 18 27 .667 19 47 17 11 5 9 26
17 17 1996-12-05 @ SEA L 86 117 29 83 .349 4 21 .190 24 36 .667 20 44 19 3 3 20 26 41 80 .513 4 16 .250 31 35 .886 11 42 30 13 12 12 22
18 18 1996-12-06 @ UTA L 95 106 32 65 .492 2 7 .286 29 35 .829 7 34 21 3 4 16 22 38 81 .469 4 12 .333 26 29 .897 14 41 27 9 1 12 26
19 19 1996-12-08 @ LAL L 86 110 35 88 .398 3 16 .188 13 16 .813 17 43 20 11 4 24 25 41 78 .526 8 15 .533 20 26 .769 12 41 31 15 9 18 22
20 20 1996-12-10 HOU L 94 96 39 93 .419 6 12 .500 10 16 .625 15 43 23 5 7 10 25 36 77 .468 3 18 .167 21 29 .724 8 41 23 7 8 14 21
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
21 21 1996-12-11 @ CHI L 86 103 38 82 .463 2 11 .182 8 13 .615 16 41 27 9 2 18 23 40 79 .506 5 12 .417 18 23 .783 12 40 29 11 3 14 18
22 22 1996-12-13 PHO W 108 105 43 88 .489 7 15 .467 15 16 .938 15 37 27 9 8 12 22 40 79 .506 7 16 .438 18 21 .857 13 38 19 6 4 21 21
23 23 1996-12-14 CLE L 93 101 30 69 .435 5 12 .417 28 34 .824 15 34 24 1 3 12 22 39 77 .506 6 14 .429 17 18 .944 12 32 24 3 4 6 25
24 24 1996-12-18 @ GSW L 96 123 34 85 .400 2 11 .182 26 34 .765 17 37 25 11 4 12 20 48 85 .565 12 26 .462 15 21 .714 13 44 33 9 1 15 27
25 25 1996-12-19 @ SAC L 105 112 37 79 .468 6 14 .429 25 37 .676 19 38 24 10 8 13 34 34 70 .486 3 8 .375 41 51 .804 15 41 13 7 3 15 28
26 26 1996-12-21 LAL W 103 88 39 77 .506 6 13 .462 19 25 .760 8 34 24 9 10 13 22 31 78 .397 6 11 .545 20 28 .714 19 47 14 7 7 20 24
27 27 1996-12-23 UTA W 107 98 39 72 .542 8 14 .571 21 26 .808 8 32 29 9 5 10 23 38 72 .528 5 15 .333 17 25 .680 11 37 27 2 1 12 20
28 28 1996-12-26 NYK W 88 80 28 68 .412 5 14 .357 27 34 .794 6 42 18 10 9 16 16 33 83 .398 4 21 .190 10 14 .714 12 46 20 6 6 16 22
29 29 1996-12-28 DEN W (1 OT) 103 96 38 91 .418 5 12 .417 22 25 .880 18 50 20 11 9 16 29 31 78 .397 5 14 .357 29 42 .690 16 43 20 10 11 20 22
30 30 1996-12-30 @ CLE L 96 108 30 69 .435 12 22 .545 24 26 .923 9 35 19 8 7 20 31 37 70 .529 14 23 .609 20 33 .606 7 33 28 8 2 11 25
31 31 1997-01-03 @ BOS W 94 84 33 68 .485 0 7 .000 28 37 .757 8 46 21 13 13 25 12 38 99 .384 2 9 .222 6 9 .667 17 50 20 12 1 23 28
32 32 1997-01-04 @ MIL W 97 91 33 75 .440 3 8 .375 28 33 .848 10 43 22 7 10 14 16 33 85 .388 0 10 .000 25 31 .806 19 50 19 8 2 14 23
33 33 1997-01-07 HOU L 95 104 37 91 .407 9 26 .346 12 13 .923 15 41 16 9 9 11 24 32 76 .421 9 19 .474 31 35 .886 15 49 18 6 7 15 13
34 34 1997-01-09 @ NJN W 110 107 39 78 .500 8 12 .667 24 30 .800 12 40 21 7 8 19 22 40 97 .412 7 18 .389 20 28 .714 28 54 22 8 13 16 22
35 35 1997-01-11 LAC W 95 93 32 73 .438 5 15 .333 26 36 .722 13 38 22 12 7 11 21 35 76 .461 7 16 .438 16 24 .667 17 48 14 3 9 20 28
36 36 1997-01-14 @ ATL L 93 95 31 60 .517 4 13 .308 27 37 .730 7 36 20 6 5 19 26 33 85 .388 4 23 .174 25 29 .862 17 36 9 9 2 11 25
37 37 1997-01-15 CHI L 102 112 41 84 .488 8 19 .421 12 17 .706 13 40 21 5 9 10 17 48 93 .516 6 16 .375 10 15 .667 18 47 32 4 5 9 14
38 38 1997-01-18 GSW W 108 93 41 80 .513 5 11 .455 21 26 .808 13 45 28 8 2 17 19 34 72 .472 8 19 .421 17 24 .708 5 29 22 6 6 14 21
39 39 1997-01-20 SAS W 96 83 36 79 .456 8 17 .471 16 28 .571 12 41 26 9 6 10 20 31 69 .449 4 10 .400 17 24 .708 8 39 17 6 7 17 23
40 40 1997-01-21 @ TOR L 106 118 39 89 .438 8 22 .364 20 27 .741 18 42 25 8 8 10 18 44 79 .557 12 20 .600 18 25 .720 9 40 37 5 14 11 20
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
41 41 1997-01-23 @ VAN W 95 76 38 84 .452 4 18 .222 15 19 .789 17 53 27 14 6 19 14 32 80 .400 2 9 .222 10 13 .769 9 37 18 10 12 21 14
42 42 1997-01-25 @ POR L 94 101 39 83 .470 5 16 .313 11 20 .550 12 37 25 9 8 13 16 39 79 .494 8 15 .533 15 19 .789 13 43 19 7 2 18 17
43 43 1997-01-28 SAC L 88 91 37 78 .474 4 12 .333 10 14 .714 7 34 24 12 11 16 14 37 84 .440 6 16 .375 11 16 .688 17 45 20 10 5 18 17
44 44 1997-01-30 @ DAL W 92 82 34 78 .436 3 10 .300 21 24 .875 11 45 15 6 7 13 26 31 78 .397 1 11 .091 19 26 .731 12 43 18 7 1 15 22
45 45 1997-01-31 @ SAS W 97 95 37 84 .440 1 9 .111 22 26 .846 18 45 27 7 5 13 21 31 69 .449 7 15 .467 26 27 .963 5 31 20 10 8 13 23
46 46 1997-02-02 POR W 103 102 35 70 .500 1 8 .125 32 45 .711 8 37 19 8 8 10 28 34 85 .400 6 17 .353 28 39 .718 15 44 16 7 3 14 34
47 47 1997-02-04 @ CHH L 101 115 38 84 .452 3 15 .200 22 23 .957 12 36 23 4 3 11 18 46 85 .541 9 16 .563 14 17 .824 10 40 32 2 6 12 17
48 48 1997-02-06 VAN W 103 86 37 75 .493 4 9 .444 25 36 .694 12 44 20 7 8 12 13 37 87 .425 6 21 .286 6 16 .375 17 46 23 7 6 16 28
49 49 1997-02-12 LAL L 84 100 29 80 .363 4 16 .250 22 33 .667 13 44 19 6 7 15 15 40 86 .465 4 11 .364 16 23 .696 15 49 23 13 13 14 24
50 50 1997-02-14 ORL W 104 100 38 77 .494 6 11 .545 22 24 .917 14 41 26 6 9 17 19 36 84 .429 7 22 .318 21 27 .778 14 37 24 8 5 11 19
51 51 1997-02-16 PHO W 107 96 41 77 .532 4 12 .333 21 28 .750 7 42 30 8 9 15 25 34 84 .405 6 16 .375 22 30 .733 11 36 20 11 4 13 20
52 52 1997-02-18 @ SAC L 84 95 33 83 .398 2 17 .118 16 19 .842 13 49 15 9 6 20 22 38 98 .388 4 15 .267 15 22 .682 22 57 23 9 3 12 20
53 53 1997-02-19 @ VAN W 84 73 37 74 .500 0 7 .000 10 17 .588 10 42 28 9 4 16 18 29 76 .382 2 10 .200 13 21 .619 15 44 18 8 4 16 22
54 54 1997-02-21 GSW W 101 82 40 85 .471 4 16 .250 17 22 .773 11 42 31 16 10 17 22 31 92 .337 5 21 .238 15 19 .789 22 53 16 9 5 22 20
55 55 1997-02-26 @ SAS W 108 89 44 75 .587 4 11 .364 16 25 .640 7 31 32 11 7 14 21 37 86 .430 2 7 .286 13 24 .542 23 45 16 12 5 15 24
56 56 1997-02-27 @ DAL W (2 OT) 107 105 40 88 .455 7 22 .318 20 27 .741 11 42 25 8 5 15 27 39 91 .429 6 16 .375 21 24 .875 19 54 23 5 5 21 31
57 57 1997-03-02 CHH L 96 108 39 85 .459 2 16 .125 16 26 .615 10 37 26 6 4 6 24 32 67 .478 14 21 .667 30 33 .909 5 39 24 4 3 13 24
58 58 1997-03-05 DET L 88 92 35 85 .412 5 15 .333 13 15 .867 13 46 21 4 8 11 19 35 80 .438 5 16 .313 17 20 .850 7 40 15 8 4 7 13
59 59 1997-03-07 DEN W 96 83 36 84 .429 2 7 .286 22 33 .667 13 47 25 11 4 9 18 29 80 .363 5 30 .167 20 24 .833 12 46 18 7 8 18 31
60 60 1997-03-09 UTA L 106 115 32 70 .457 7 20 .350 35 48 .729 11 32 15 8 7 13 23 44 78 .564 5 8 .625 22 28 .786 10 39 29 10 6 14 30
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
61 61 1997-03-11 PHI W 104 100 32 73 .438 4 13 .308 36 46 .783 10 36 17 10 5 12 20 37 77 .481 5 9 .556 21 28 .750 10 34 17 8 8 19 28
62 62 1997-03-13 SEA L 92 108 33 71 .465 5 13 .385 21 29 .724 11 34 23 3 6 15 15 45 87 .517 7 21 .333 11 14 .786 13 39 23 9 7 10 21
63 63 1997-03-14 @ PHI L 95 109 33 77 .429 5 16 .313 24 35 .686 15 38 22 7 6 13 20 41 81 .506 3 12 .250 24 26 .923 14 45 26 10 8 14 23
64 64 1997-03-16 BOS W 119 101 46 83 .554 10 18 .556 17 23 .739 10 48 35 8 13 13 16 39 97 .402 11 27 .407 12 17 .706 17 44 24 5 6 11 22
65 65 1997-03-18 @ IND L 97 115 37 78 .474 7 20 .350 16 18 .889 8 26 26 4 3 10 16 46 80 .575 4 6 .667 19 26 .731 15 41 32 3 5 10 19
66 66 1997-03-19 VAN W 95 72 39 74 .527 4 11 .364 13 23 .565 11 51 27 6 11 21 16 25 81 .309 6 16 .375 16 19 .842 9 32 17 6 2 14 20
67 67 1997-03-21 @ DET L 98 112 34 76 .447 5 19 .263 25 31 .806 7 40 25 3 1 12 23 39 79 .494 10 23 .435 24 33 .727 8 40 29 9 2 7 23
68 68 1997-03-23 MIA L 108 113 38 81 .469 5 17 .294 27 35 .771 12 42 29 7 4 14 26 37 70 .529 11 21 .524 28 40 .700 5 33 21 8 1 11 28
69 69 1997-03-25 @ HOU L 103 112 41 93 .441 5 12 .417 16 26 .615 18 48 30 3 3 9 23 39 81 .481 3 14 .214 31 34 .912 8 41 26 6 6 9 19
70 70 1997-03-26 @ DEN W 102 100 40 81 .494 2 6 .333 20 26 .769 9 34 23 8 8 8 22 36 73 .493 5 17 .294 23 27 .852 8 35 18 5 6 14 20
71 71 1997-03-28 @ SEA L 81 92 32 69 .464 6 17 .353 11 14 .786 9 36 24 10 6 22 21 35 84 .417 8 24 .333 14 21 .667 22 48 22 14 6 16 13
72 72 1997-03-30 @ GSW W 113 102 43 74 .581 3 10 .300 24 30 .800 5 33 32 12 7 13 24 38 82 .463 7 16 .438 19 22 .864 13 40 26 4 2 18 25
73 73 1997-04-02 NJN W 94 89 38 72 .528 9 16 .563 9 14 .643 6 32 27 5 8 15 18 33 77 .429 4 16 .250 19 27 .704 16 40 19 11 5 13 19
74 74 1997-04-04 WSB W 97 95 34 73 .466 3 11 .273 26 33 .788 11 32 25 8 4 11 25 36 69 .522 3 12 .250 20 27 .741 11 40 21 7 5 16 28
75 75 1997-04-06 IND L 83 94 32 74 .432 3 14 .214 16 21 .762 8 33 25 2 10 17 27 31 66 .470 5 8 .625 27 33 .818 8 37 22 9 5 14 22
76 76 1997-04-08 @ PHO L 107 115 39 89 .438 6 13 .462 23 29 .793 15 44 19 6 3 14 31 40 81 .494 7 21 .333 28 37 .757 12 43 27 9 4 11 18
77 77 1997-04-10 @ LAC W 108 96 41 79 .519 5 12 .417 21 26 .808 11 47 22 7 11 18 27 33 87 .379 8 20 .400 22 31 .710 15 38 15 12 7 15 22
78 78 1997-04-12 ATL L 66 80 22 73 .301 3 12 .250 19 22 .864 11 43 14 2 7 15 28 23 76 .303 5 23 .217 29 34 .853 18 53 15 6 5 9 15
79 79 1997-04-14 @ MIA W 95 87 37 69 .536 4 7 .571 17 22 .773 8 35 23 10 4 17 17 37 76 .487 6 22 .273 7 11 .636 10 33 25 11 2 17 17
80 80 1997-04-16 DAL L 77 92 30 76 .395 2 16 .125 15 20 .750 12 37 19 5 6 12 17 34 78 .436 6 14 .429 18 19 .947 12 40 19 4 6 10 23
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
81 81 1997-04-18 MIL W 122 112 48 82 .585 8 14 .571 18 26 .692 8 28 36 7 4 12 24 38 73 .521 5 13 .385 31 39 .795 9 35 21 10 6 15 23
82 82 1997-04-19 @ UTA L 89 101 33 75 .440 10 23 .435 13 17 .765 9 39 22 9 5 23 29 36 77 .468 4 15 .267 25 34 .735 11 41 28 16 11 15 17
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Playoffs

Turnovers do not include team turnovers
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1 1 1997-04-24 @ HOU L 95 112 37 85 .435 9 20 .450 12 18 .667 9 36 20 6 4 5 28 39 85 .459 11 27 .407 23 31 .742 16 58 28 1 2 14 21
2 2 1997-04-26 @ HOU L 84 96 36 85 .424 4 15 .267 8 13 .615 15 39 22 11 6 13 22 32 73 .438 9 26 .346 23 29 .793 13 44 26 10 6 17 19
3 3 1997-04-29 HOU L 120 125 47 96 .490 6 15 .400 20 23 .870 18 41 30 6 2 8 20 44 73 .603 15 28 .536 22 30 .733 4 31 33 8 4 11 20