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1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves Schedule and Results

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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 (3-0) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 1, 1996 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 82 78 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Nov 3, 1996 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 85 91 1 1 L 1
3 Tue, Nov 5, 1996 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 98 95 2 1 W 1
4 Thu, Nov 7, 1996 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L OT 94 95 2 2 L 1
5 Sun, Nov 10, 1996 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L 70 81 2 3 L 2
6 Tue, Nov 12, 1996 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 100 97 3 3 W 1
7 Thu, Nov 14, 1996 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 100 90 4 3 W 2
8 Sat, Nov 16, 1996 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 79 82 4 4 L 1
9 Tue, Nov 19, 1996 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 93 122 4 5 L 2
10 Thu, Nov 21, 1996 Box Score @ Orlando Magic L 86 90 4 6 L 3
11 Sat, Nov 23, 1996 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 98 96 5 6 W 1
12 Mon, Nov 25, 1996 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 98 105 5 7 L 1
13 Wed, Nov 27, 1996 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 98 106 5 8 L 2
14 Fri, Nov 29, 1996 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 108 103 6 8 W 1
15 Sat, Nov 30, 1996 Box Score Toronto Raptors W 79 70 7 8 W 2
16 Tue, Dec 3, 1996 Box Score Sacramento Kings L 89 96 7 9 L 1
17 Thu, Dec 5, 1996 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 86 117 7 10 L 2
18 Fri, Dec 6, 1996 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 95 106 7 11 L 3
19 Sun, Dec 8, 1996 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 86 110 7 12 L 4
20 Tue, Dec 10, 1996 Box Score Houston Rockets L 94 96 7 13 L 5
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Wed, Dec 11, 1996 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 86 103 7 14 L 6
22 Fri, Dec 13, 1996 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 108 105 8 14 W 1
23 Sat, Dec 14, 1996 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 93 101 8 15 L 1
24 Wed, Dec 18, 1996 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 96 123 8 16 L 2
25 Thu, Dec 19, 1996 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 105 112 8 17 L 3
26 Sat, Dec 21, 1996 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 103 88 9 17 W 1
27 Mon, Dec 23, 1996 Box Score Utah Jazz W 107 98 10 17 W 2
28 Thu, Dec 26, 1996 Box Score New York Knicks W 88 80 11 17 W 3
29 Sat, Dec 28, 1996 Box Score Denver Nuggets W OT 103 96 12 17 W 4
30 Mon, Dec 30, 1996 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 96 108 12 18 L 1
31 Fri, Jan 3, 1997 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 94 84 13 18 W 1
32 Sat, Jan 4, 1997 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 97 91 14 18 W 2
33 Tue, Jan 7, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets L 95 104 14 19 L 1
34 Thu, Jan 9, 1997 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 110 107 15 19 W 1
35 Sat, Jan 11, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 95 93 16 19 W 2
36 Tue, Jan 14, 1997 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 93 95 16 20 L 1
37 Wed, Jan 15, 1997 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 102 112 16 21 L 2
38 Sat, Jan 18, 1997 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 108 93 17 21 W 1
39 Mon, Jan 20, 1997 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 96 83 18 21 W 2
40 Tue, Jan 21, 1997 Box Score @ Toronto Raptors L 106 118 18 22 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Thu, Jan 23, 1997 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 95 76 19 22 W 1
42 Sat, Jan 25, 1997 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 94 101 19 23 L 1
43 Tue, Jan 28, 1997 Box Score Sacramento Kings L 88 91 19 24 L 2
44 Thu, Jan 30, 1997 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 92 82 20 24 W 1
45 Fri, Jan 31, 1997 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 97 95 21 24 W 2
46 Sun, Feb 2, 1997 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 103 102 22 24 W 3
47 Tue, Feb 4, 1997 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets L 101 115 22 25 L 1
48 Thu, Feb 6, 1997 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 103 86 23 25 W 1
49 Wed, Feb 12, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 84 100 23 26 L 1
50 Fri, Feb 14, 1997 Box Score Orlando Magic W 104 100 24 26 W 1
51 Sun, Feb 16, 1997 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 107 96 25 26 W 2
52 Tue, Feb 18, 1997 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 84 95 25 27 L 1
53 Wed, Feb 19, 1997 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 84 73 26 27 W 1
54 Fri, Feb 21, 1997 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 101 82 27 27 W 2
55 Wed, Feb 26, 1997 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 108 89 28 27 W 3
56 Thu, Feb 27, 1997 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 2OT 107 105 29 27 W 4
57 Sun, Mar 2, 1997 Box Score Charlotte Hornets L 96 108 29 28 L 1
58 Wed, Mar 5, 1997 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 88 92 29 29 L 2
59 Fri, Mar 7, 1997 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 96 83 30 29 W 1
60 Sun, Mar 9, 1997 Box Score Utah Jazz L 106 115 30 30 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Tue, Mar 11, 1997 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 104 100 31 30 W 1
62 Thu, Mar 13, 1997 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 92 108 31 31 L 1
63 Fri, Mar 14, 1997 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 95 109 31 32 L 2
64 Sun, Mar 16, 1997 Box Score Boston Celtics W 119 101 32 32 W 1
65 Tue, Mar 18, 1997 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 97 115 32 33 L 1
66 Wed, Mar 19, 1997 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 95 72 33 33 W 1
67 Fri, Mar 21, 1997 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 98 112 33 34 L 1
68 Sun, Mar 23, 1997 Box Score Miami Heat L 108 113 33 35 L 2
69 Tue, Mar 25, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 103 112 33 36 L 3
70 Wed, Mar 26, 1997 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 102 100 34 36 W 1
71 Fri, Mar 28, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 81 92 34 37 L 1
72 Sun, Mar 30, 1997 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 113 102 35 37 W 1
73 Wed, Apr 2, 1997 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 94 89 36 37 W 2
74 Fri, Apr 4, 1997 Box Score Washington Bullets W 97 95 37 37 W 3
75 Sun, Apr 6, 1997 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 83 94 37 38 L 1
76 Tue, Apr 8, 1997 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 107 115 37 39 L 2
77 Thu, Apr 10, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 108 96 38 39 W 1
78 Sat, Apr 12, 1997 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 66 80 38 40 L 1
79 Mon, Apr 14, 1997 Box Score @ Miami Heat W 95 87 39 40 W 1
80 Wed, Apr 16, 1997 Box Score Dallas Mavericks L 77 92 39 41 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 18, 1997 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 122 112 40 41 W 1
82 Sat, Apr 19, 1997 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 89 101 40 42 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Thu, Apr 24, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 95 112 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Apr 26, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 84 96 0 2 L 2
3 Tue, Apr 29, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets L 120 125 0 3 L 3