Wolves announce first-round playoff schedule

After knocking off the Denver Nuggets in an overtime thriller on the final day of the regular season, the Minnesota Timberwolves will visit the first-place Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs.

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Game 1 gets underway at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 in Houston, followed by a second road game Wednesday, April 18 at 8:30 p.m.

The Wolves return home Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. for Game 3, their first playoff game at Target Center since May 29, 2004. Game 4, also at Target Center, is set for Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

If necessary, Game 5 will take place on Wednesday, April 25 in Houston, followed by Game 6 on Friday, April 27 in Minneapolis and a potential Game 7 on Sunday, April 29 in Houston.

The Rockets swept the Wolves in their four-game season series.