The Minnesota Timberwolves are a basketball team in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. They began playing in the National Basketball Association in 1989. They play their home games at the Target Center.
|Team colors||Midnight blue, aurora green, lake blue, moonlight grey, frost white|
|General manager||Scott Layden|
|Head coach||Ryan Saunders|
|Division titles||1 (2004)|
|Retired numbers||1 (2)|
The Minnesota Timberwolves played their first game on November 3, 1989 in a 106–94 loss against the Seattle SuperSonics. After the Timberwolves drafted Kevin Garnett in the 1995 NBA draft, they were able to make the NBA playoffs for 8 seasons in a row. In 2004, the Timberwolves were able to win their first division title and advanced to the Western Conference Finals. The team was defeated 4 games to 2 by the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves went 14 years without going to the playoffs, but in 2018 the Timberwolves made the playoffs with a 8 seed and are heading up against the Houston Rockets with the Rockets up in a 3-1 lead.
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The colors include midnight blue, aurora green, lake blue, moonlight grey, and frost white.
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