1997-1998 Minnesota Timberwolves

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45-37 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves

What was the record of the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves finished the regular season with a 45-37 record. They went 26-15 at home and 19-22 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Minnesota Timberwolves went 47-40. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Seattle SuperSonics.

What division did the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves play in?

The 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves had their best month in January, when they went 10-4 and had a 71.4% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 5-8 and had a 38.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '97 1-0 100% +16
November '97 6-8 42.9% -13
December '97 8-6 57.1% +13
January '98 10-4 71.4% +62
February '98 5-8 38.5% -40
March '98 8-8 50% +10
April '98 7-3 70% +10

Did the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves made the Playoffs in 1998. They lost their only series against the Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves finished the regular season with a point differential of +58. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Timberwolves could have been expected to have about 43.0 wins, or a 43-39 record in the regular season.

How did the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves went 11-7.

How did the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves went 5-4 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves was a 7 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves?

The longest losing streak that the Minnesota Timberwolves had during the 1997-98 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1997-98 Minnesota Timberwolves Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 31, 1997 vs Golden State Warriors Win 129 - 113
Sat, Nov 1, 1997 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 106 - 90
Tue, Nov 4, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 105 - 122
Fri, Nov 7, 1997 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 108 - 97
Sat, Nov 8, 1997 @ Golden State Warriors Win 97 - 90
Tue, Nov 11, 1997 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 92 - 93
Thu, Nov 13, 1997 vs Washington Wizards Loss 88 - 91 OT
Sat, Nov 15, 1997 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 105 - 94
Tue, Nov 18, 1997 @ Phoenix Suns Win 108 - 90
Wed, Nov 19, 1997 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 93 - 118
Fri, Nov 21, 1997 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 80 - 103
Mon, Nov 24, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 124 - 133 OT
Wed, Nov 26, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 90 - 96
Fri, Nov 28, 1997 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 84 - 95
Sat, Nov 29, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 106 - 87
Wed, Dec 3, 1997 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 90 - 94
Fri, Dec 5, 1997 vs Sacramento Kings Win 101 - 90
Sat, Dec 6, 1997 @ Washington Wizards Loss 103 - 114
Tue, Dec 9, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 99 - 108
Thu, Dec 11, 1997 @ New York Knicks Loss 103 - 107
Sat, Dec 13, 1997 vs Phoenix Suns Win 112 - 101
Tue, Dec 16, 1997 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 96 - 109
Wed, Dec 17, 1997 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 94 - 90
Sat, Dec 20, 1997 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 92 - 91
Mon, Dec 22, 1997 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 79 - 89
Tue, Dec 23, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 112 - 103
Fri, Dec 26, 1997 vs New Jersey Nets Win 116 - 96
Sun, Dec 28, 1997 @ Detroit Pistons Win 93 - 89
Tue, Dec 30, 1997 vs Chicago Bulls Win 99 - 95
Fri, Jan 2, 1998 @ Boston Celtics Loss 89 - 93
Sat, Jan 3, 1998 vs Denver Nuggets Win 109 - 87
Wed, Jan 7, 1998 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 77 - 92
Fri, Jan 9, 1998 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 96 - 91
Sat, Jan 10, 1998 @ New Jersey Nets Win 108 - 101
Mon, Jan 12, 1998 vs Golden State Warriors Win 103 - 87
Fri, Jan 16, 1998 @ Houston Rockets Win 116 - 115 OT
Sat, Jan 17, 1998 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 113 - 110 OT
Mon, Jan 19, 1998 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 117 - 109
Wed, Jan 21, 1998 vs Boston Celtics Win 104 - 95
Sat, Jan 24, 1998 @ Toronto Raptors Loss 107 - 113 OT
Tue, Jan 27, 1998 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 113 - 96
Thu, Jan 29, 1998 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 112 - 106
Fri, Jan 30, 1998 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 114 - 121
Sun, Feb 1, 1998 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 110 - 118
Mon, Feb 2, 1998 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 99 - 109
Wed, Feb 4, 1998 vs New York Knicks Win 95 - 88
Wed, Feb 11, 1998 vs Orlando Magic Loss 89 - 96
Fri, Feb 13, 1998 @ Denver Nuggets Win 107 - 80
Sun, Feb 15, 1998 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 105 - 99 OT
Tue, Feb 17, 1998 @ Miami Heat Loss 84 - 110
Wed, Feb 18, 1998 @ Orlando Magic Loss 102 - 115
Fri, Feb 20, 1998 vs Houston Rockets Win 100 - 95 OT
Sun, Feb 22, 1998 vs Sacramento Kings Win 113 - 95
Tue, Feb 24, 1998 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 99 - 105
Thu, Feb 26, 1998 @ Houston Rockets Loss 98 - 118
Fri, Feb 27, 1998 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 91 - 104
Sun, Mar 1, 1998 vs Detroit Pistons Win 115 - 113
Tue, Mar 3, 1998 vs Dallas Mavericks Loss 99 - 110
Wed, Mar 4, 1998 @ Charlotte Hornets Loss 102 - 112
Fri, Mar 6, 1998 vs Toronto Raptors Win 113 - 91
Sun, Mar 8, 1998 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 98 - 99 OT
Wed, Mar 11, 1998 @ Golden State Warriors Win 113 - 84
Thu, Mar 12, 1998 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 92 - 95
Sat, Mar 14, 1998 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 80 - 114
Mon, Mar 16, 1998 vs Utah Jazz Loss 96 - 102
Wed, Mar 18, 1998 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 76 - 92
Fri, Mar 20, 1998 vs Denver Nuggets Win 104 - 88
Sat, Mar 21, 1998 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 102 - 88
Mon, Mar 23, 1998 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 87 - 91
Wed, Mar 25, 1998 @ Phoenix Suns Win 99 - 97
Fri, Mar 27, 1998 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 100 - 98
Sun, Mar 29, 1998 @ Sacramento Kings Win 104 - 96
Thu, Apr 2, 1998 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 108 - 111
Fri, Apr 3, 1998 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 93 - 107
Sun, Apr 5, 1998 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 97 - 96
Tue, Apr 7, 1998 vs Miami Heat Win 92 - 89
Fri, Apr 10, 1998 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 107 - 102
Sat, Apr 11, 1998 vs Utah Jazz Win 110 - 103
Mon, Apr 13, 1998 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 107 - 88
Tue, Apr 14, 1998 @ Utah Jazz Loss 109 - 126
Fri, Apr 17, 1998 vs Houston Rockets Win 102 - 95
Sat, Apr 18, 1998 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 111 - 109
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 2 - 3)
Fri, Apr 24, 1998 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 83 - 108
Sun, Apr 26, 1998 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 98 - 93
Tue, Apr 28, 1998 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 98 - 90
Thu, Apr 30, 1998 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 88 - 92
Sat, May 2, 1998 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 84 - 97

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