1996-1997 Minnesota Timberwolves

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40-42 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves

What was the record of the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves finished the regular season with a 40-42 record. They went 25-16 at home and 15-26 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Minnesota Timberwolves went 40-45. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Houston Rockets.

What division did the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves play in?

The 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves record by month?

The 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves had their best month in February, when they went 8-3 and had a 72.7% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 5-10 and had a 33.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '96 7-8 46.7% -33
December '96 5-10 33.3% -104
January '97 9-6 60% +37
February '97 8-3 72.7% +43
March '97 6-10 37.5% -41
April '97 5-5 50% -23

Did the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves made the Playoffs in 1997. They lost their only series against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves finished the regular season with a point differential of -121. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Timberwolves could have been expected to have about 36.7 wins, or a 37-45 record in the regular season.

How did the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves went 12-5.

How did the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves went 2-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves was a 4 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves?

The longest losing streak that the Minnesota Timberwolves had during the 1996-97 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 1, 1996 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 82 - 78
Sun, Nov 3, 1996 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 85 - 91
Tue, Nov 5, 1996 @ Phoenix Suns Win 98 - 95
Thu, Nov 7, 1996 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 94 - 95 OT
Sun, Nov 10, 1996 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 70 - 81
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 100 - 97
Thu, Nov 14, 1996 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 100 - 90
Sat, Nov 16, 1996 @ New York Knicks Loss 79 - 82
Tue, Nov 19, 1996 @ Houston Rockets Loss 93 - 122
Thu, Nov 21, 1996 @ Orlando Magic Loss 86 - 90
Sat, Nov 23, 1996 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 98 - 96
Mon, Nov 25, 1996 @ Washington Bullets Loss 98 - 105
Wed, Nov 27, 1996 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 98 - 106
Fri, Nov 29, 1996 @ Denver Nuggets Win 108 - 103
Sat, Nov 30, 1996 vs Toronto Raptors Win 79 - 70
Tue, Dec 3, 1996 vs Sacramento Kings Loss 89 - 96
Thu, Dec 5, 1996 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 86 - 117
Fri, Dec 6, 1996 @ Utah Jazz Loss 95 - 106
Sun, Dec 8, 1996 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 86 - 110
Tue, Dec 10, 1996 vs Houston Rockets Loss 94 - 96
Wed, Dec 11, 1996 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 86 - 103
Fri, Dec 13, 1996 vs Phoenix Suns Win 108 - 105
Sat, Dec 14, 1996 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 93 - 101
Wed, Dec 18, 1996 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 96 - 123
Thu, Dec 19, 1996 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 105 - 112
Sat, Dec 21, 1996 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 103 - 88
Mon, Dec 23, 1996 vs Utah Jazz Win 107 - 98
Thu, Dec 26, 1996 vs New York Knicks Win 88 - 80
Sat, Dec 28, 1996 vs Denver Nuggets Win 103 - 96 OT
Mon, Dec 30, 1996 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 96 - 108
Fri, Jan 3, 1997 @ Boston Celtics Win 94 - 84
Sat, Jan 4, 1997 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 97 - 91
Tue, Jan 7, 1997 vs Houston Rockets Loss 95 - 104
Thu, Jan 9, 1997 @ New Jersey Nets Win 110 - 107
Sat, Jan 11, 1997 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 95 - 93
Tue, Jan 14, 1997 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 93 - 95
Wed, Jan 15, 1997 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 102 - 112
Sat, Jan 18, 1997 vs Golden State Warriors Win 108 - 93
Mon, Jan 20, 1997 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 96 - 83
Tue, Jan 21, 1997 @ Toronto Raptors Loss 106 - 118
Thu, Jan 23, 1997 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 95 - 76
Sat, Jan 25, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 94 - 101
Tue, Jan 28, 1997 vs Sacramento Kings Loss 88 - 91
Thu, Jan 30, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 92 - 82
Fri, Jan 31, 1997 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 97 - 95
Sun, Feb 2, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 103 - 102
Tue, Feb 4, 1997 @ Charlotte Hornets Loss 101 - 115
Thu, Feb 6, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 103 - 86
Wed, Feb 12, 1997 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 84 - 100
Fri, Feb 14, 1997 vs Orlando Magic Win 104 - 100
Sun, Feb 16, 1997 vs Phoenix Suns Win 107 - 96
Tue, Feb 18, 1997 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 84 - 95
Wed, Feb 19, 1997 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 84 - 73
Fri, Feb 21, 1997 vs Golden State Warriors Win 101 - 82
Wed, Feb 26, 1997 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 108 - 89
Thu, Feb 27, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 107 - 105
Sun, Mar 2, 1997 vs Charlotte Hornets Loss 96 - 108
Wed, Mar 5, 1997 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 88 - 92
Fri, Mar 7, 1997 vs Denver Nuggets Win 96 - 83
Sun, Mar 9, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Loss 106 - 115
Tue, Mar 11, 1997 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 104 - 100
Thu, Mar 13, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 92 - 108
Fri, Mar 14, 1997 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 95 - 109
Sun, Mar 16, 1997 vs Boston Celtics Win 119 - 101
Tue, Mar 18, 1997 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 97 - 115
Wed, Mar 19, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 95 - 72
Fri, Mar 21, 1997 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 98 - 112
Sun, Mar 23, 1997 vs Miami Heat Loss 108 - 113
Tue, Mar 25, 1997 @ Houston Rockets Loss 103 - 112
Wed, Mar 26, 1997 @ Denver Nuggets Win 102 - 100
Fri, Mar 28, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 81 - 92
Sun, Mar 30, 1997 @ Golden State Warriors Win 113 - 102
Wed, Apr 2, 1997 vs New Jersey Nets Win 94 - 89
Fri, Apr 4, 1997 vs Washington Bullets Win 97 - 95
Sun, Apr 6, 1997 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 83 - 94
Tue, Apr 8, 1997 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 107 - 115
Thu, Apr 10, 1997 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 108 - 96
Sat, Apr 12, 1997 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 66 - 80
Mon, Apr 14, 1997 @ Miami Heat Win 95 - 87
Wed, Apr 16, 1997 vs Dallas Mavericks Loss 77 - 92
Fri, Apr 18, 1997 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 122 - 112
Sat, Apr 19, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 89 - 101
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 0 - 3)
Thu, Apr 24, 1997 @ Houston Rockets Loss 95 - 112
Sat, Apr 26, 1997 @ Houston Rockets Loss 84 - 96
Tue, Apr 29, 1997 vs Houston Rockets Loss 120 - 125

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