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1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves Schedule and Results

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Record: 45-37, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Flip Saunders (45-37)

PTS/G: 101.1 (2nd of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 100.4 (25th of 29)
SRS: 0.17 (17th of 29) ▪ Pace: 92.6 (4th of 29)
Off Rtg: 107.8 (7th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.1 (23rd of 29)
Expected W-L: 43-39 (16th of 29)

Arena: Target Center ▪ Attendance: 738,590 (11th of 29)

NBA 1998 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference First Round (2-3) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 31, 1997 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 129 113 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 1, 1997 Box Score Charlotte Hornets W 106 90 2 0 W 2
3 Tue, Nov 4, 1997 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 105 122 2 1 L 1
4 Fri, Nov 7, 1997 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 108 97 3 1 W 1
5 Sat, Nov 8, 1997 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 97 90 4 1 W 2
6 Tue, Nov 11, 1997 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 92 93 4 2 L 1
7 Thu, Nov 13, 1997 Box Score Washington Wizards L OT 88 91 4 3 L 2
8 Sat, Nov 15, 1997 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 105 94 5 3 W 1
9 Tue, Nov 18, 1997 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 108 90 6 3 W 2
10 Wed, Nov 19, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 93 118 6 4 L 1
11 Fri, Nov 21, 1997 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 80 103 6 5 L 2
12 Mon, Nov 24, 1997 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L OT 124 133 6 6 L 3
13 Wed, Nov 26, 1997 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 90 96 6 7 L 4
14 Fri, Nov 28, 1997 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 84 95 6 8 L 5
15 Sat, Nov 29, 1997 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 106 87 7 8 W 1
16 Wed, Dec 3, 1997 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 90 94 7 9 L 1
17 Fri, Dec 5, 1997 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 101 90 8 9 W 1
18 Sat, Dec 6, 1997 Box Score @ Washington Wizards L 103 114 8 10 L 1
19 Tue, Dec 9, 1997 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 99 108 8 11 L 2
20 Thu, Dec 11, 1997 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 103 107 8 12 L 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Dec 13, 1997 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 112 101 9 12 W 1
22 Tue, Dec 16, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 96 109 9 13 L 1
23 Wed, Dec 17, 1997 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 94 90 10 13 W 1
24 Sat, Dec 20, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 92 91 11 13 W 2
25 Mon, Dec 22, 1997 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 79 89 11 14 L 1
26 Tue, Dec 23, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 112 103 12 14 W 1
27 Fri, Dec 26, 1997 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 116 96 13 14 W 2
28 Sun, Dec 28, 1997 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 93 89 14 14 W 3
29 Tue, Dec 30, 1997 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 99 95 15 14 W 4
30 Fri, Jan 2, 1998 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 89 93 15 15 L 1
31 Sat, Jan 3, 1998 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 109 87 16 15 W 1
32 Wed, Jan 7, 1998 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 77 92 16 16 L 1
33 Fri, Jan 9, 1998 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 96 91 17 16 W 1
34 Sat, Jan 10, 1998 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 108 101 18 16 W 2
35 Mon, Jan 12, 1998 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 103 87 19 16 W 3
36 Fri, Jan 16, 1998 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W OT 116 115 20 16 W 4
37 Sat, Jan 17, 1998 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W OT 113 110 21 16 W 5
38 Mon, Jan 19, 1998 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 117 109 22 16 W 6
39 Wed, Jan 21, 1998 Box Score Boston Celtics W 104 95 23 16 W 7
40 Sat, Jan 24, 1998 Box Score @ Toronto Raptors L OT 107 113 23 17 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Tue, Jan 27, 1998 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 113 96 24 17 W 1
42 Thu, Jan 29, 1998 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 112 106 25 17 W 2
43 Fri, Jan 30, 1998 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 114 121 25 18 L 1
44 Sun, Feb 1, 1998 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 110 118 25 19 L 2
45 Mon, Feb 2, 1998 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 99 109 25 20 L 3
46 Wed, Feb 4, 1998 Box Score New York Knicks W 95 88 26 20 W 1
47 Wed, Feb 11, 1998 Box Score Orlando Magic L 89 96 26 21 L 1
48 Fri, Feb 13, 1998 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 107 80 27 21 W 1
49 Sun, Feb 15, 1998 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W OT 105 99 28 21 W 2
50 Tue, Feb 17, 1998 Box Score @ Miami Heat L 84 110 28 22 L 1
51 Wed, Feb 18, 1998 Box Score @ Orlando Magic L 102 115 28 23 L 2
52 Fri, Feb 20, 1998 Box Score Houston Rockets W OT 100 95 29 23 W 1
53 Sun, Feb 22, 1998 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 113 95 30 23 W 2
54 Tue, Feb 24, 1998 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 99 105 30 24 L 1
55 Thu, Feb 26, 1998 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 98 118 30 25 L 2
56 Fri, Feb 27, 1998 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 91 104 30 26 L 3
57 Sun, Mar 1, 1998 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 2OT 115 113 31 26 W 1
58 Tue, Mar 3, 1998 Box Score Dallas Mavericks L 99 110 31 27 L 1
59 Wed, Mar 4, 1998 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets L 102 112 31 28 L 2
60 Fri, Mar 6, 1998 Box Score Toronto Raptors W 113 91 32 28 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Mar 8, 1998 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L OT 98 99 32 29 L 1
62 Wed, Mar 11, 1998 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 113 84 33 29 W 1
63 Thu, Mar 12, 1998 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 92 95 33 30 L 1
64 Sat, Mar 14, 1998 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 80 114 33 31 L 2
65 Mon, Mar 16, 1998 Box Score Utah Jazz L 96 102 33 32 L 3
66 Wed, Mar 18, 1998 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 76 92 33 33 L 4
67 Fri, Mar 20, 1998 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 104 88 34 33 W 1
68 Sat, Mar 21, 1998 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 102 88 35 33 W 2
69 Mon, Mar 23, 1998 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 87 91 35 34 L 1
70 Wed, Mar 25, 1998 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 99 97 36 34 W 1
71 Fri, Mar 27, 1998 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 100 98 37 34 W 2
72 Sun, Mar 29, 1998 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 104 96 38 34 W 3
73 Thu, Apr 2, 1998 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 108 111 38 35 L 1
74 Fri, Apr 3, 1998 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 93 107 38 36 L 2
75 Sun, Apr 5, 1998 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 97 96 39 36 W 1
76 Tue, Apr 7, 1998 Box Score Miami Heat W 92 89 40 36 W 2
77 Fri, Apr 10, 1998 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 107 102 41 36 W 3
78 Sat, Apr 11, 1998 Box Score Utah Jazz W 110 103 42 36 W 4
79 Mon, Apr 13, 1998 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 107 88 43 36 W 5
80 Tue, Apr 14, 1998 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 109 126 43 37 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 17, 1998 Box Score Houston Rockets W 102 95 44 37 W 1
82 Sat, Apr 18, 1998 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 111 109 45 37 W 2

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 24, 1998 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 83 108 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Apr 26, 1998 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 98 93 1 1 W 1
3 Tue, Apr 28, 1998 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 98 90 2 1 W 2
4 Thu, Apr 30, 1998 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 88 92 2 2 L 1
5 Sat, May 2, 1998 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 84 97 2 3 L 2