Wolves won't wait long to see Shaq
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves fans won't have to wait long to see Shaquille O'Neal with his new team.
That's because the Miami Heat visit Target Center on Nov. 16 -- six games into the 2004-05 regular season.
The Wolves open their 16th season against the New York Knicks on Nov. 3 at Target Center.
The home portion of the Wolves' schedule includes 19 weekend dates, 10 Wednesday and eight Tuesday night games. Highlights include a visit from the defending champion Detroit Pistons on Jan. 24, and LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 17.
Beginning this season, the Timberwolves will compete against Denver, Portland, Seattle and Utah in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference. The Wolves will play divisional opponents four times each, conference opponents outside the division three or four times each, and Eastern Conference opponents twice.