MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC/AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are scheduled to start next season at home against the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 2 -- if the NBA lockout is lifted by then.
The league announced Tuesday the full slate of games for 2011-12, despite the labor dispute between the owners and players that has halted regular NBA business.
Longtime Timberwolves basketball boss and occasional head coach Kevin McHale is set to be at Target Center with his new team the Houston Rockets on Nov. 25. The defending champion Miami Heat are scheduled for a March 13 game in Minnesota, and Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics are due on March 30.
Another former Timberwolves head coach, Dwane Casey, will lead the Toronto Raptors to Target Center on Nov. 5.