Nuggets vs. Timberwolves: A Top Western Conference Rivalry

When Do the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets Play Next?

Minnesota Timberwolves tickets and Denver Nuggets tickets can be found on their respective team pages, along with schedule information.

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Are the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets Rivals?

While historically Timberwolves vs. Nuggets games have been more for jockeying for playoff positioning in the NBA Western Conference Northwest Division, the teams are starting to build up a bit of a rivalry. The teams don’t have a traditional rivalry, as every time one team was consistently making the postseason, the other tended to be rebuilding. But currently the Timberwolves-Nuggets rivalry is heating up, as both teams are making pushes for the top seed in the West.

Who are the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Biggest Rivals?

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ biggest rivals are the Memphis Grizzlies. These teams are both newer franchises and have been loaded with young talent over the years. From Kevin Garnett and Zach Randolph to Karl-Anthony Towns and Ja Morant, this rivalry has featured some of the game’s brightest stars. The teams faced off in the 2022 Western Conference First Round with Memphis taking the series in six games. Geographically, the Timberwolves also have rivalries with the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.

Who are the Denver Nuggets’ Biggest Rivals?

The Denver Nuggets have bad blood with the Utah Jazz. The franchises are relatively close in proximity and they’ve faced off five times in the postseason. Utah has a three-to-two edge in series wins but Denver won the most recent matchup between the two sides back in 2020. The rivalry has built up since 1976 and the Jazz have handled the Nuggets in the regular season more often than not, winning 124 of 211 contests. The Nuggets also consider the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs as rivals.

Game Results Between the Nuggets & Timberwolves

The Nuggets and Timberwolves have only faced off one time so far this season. Minnesota won that contest back on November 1. The upcoming Timberwolves Nuggets games include March 9 in Minnesota, and March 29 and April 10 in Denver.

DateHome TeamAway TeamLocationWinnerScore
2023-11-01TimberwolvesNuggetsTarget CenterMinnesota110-89
2023-02-07 NuggetsTimberwolvesBall ArenaDenver146-112
2023-02-05 TimberwolvesNuggetsTarget CenterMinnesota128-98
2023-01-18NuggetsTimberwolvesBall ArenaDenver122-118
2023-01-02TimberwolvesNuggetsTarget CenterMinnesota124-111
2022-04-01NuggetsTimberwolvesBall ArenaMinnesota136-130
2022-02-01 TimberwolvesNuggetsTarget CenterMinnesota130-115
2021-12-15 NuggetsTimberwolvesBall ArenaMinnesota124-107
2021-10-30 TimberwolvesNuggetsTarget CenterDenver93-91
2021-05-13 TimberwolvesNuggetsTarget CenterDenver114-103

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets History

The Timberwolves Nuggets history has seen two franchises enjoying success at opposite times. To date, the best stretch in Timberwolves’ history was from 1996-2004. The team made the playoffs every season and won the Midwest Division once. The Nuggets made the playoffs one time during that stretch. But just as the Timberwolves trended downward, the Nuggets built themselves up. 2004 started a stretch of 10 straight playoff appearances for Denver while Minnesota began a string of 13 seasons without a postseason appearance.

The Timberwolves and Nuggets have faced off 152 times so far with Denver winning 92 of those games. The teams have met twice in the postseason, including that 2004 year. Minnesota dispatched the Nuggets in the first round en route to its longest playoff run yet. But last year, the Nuggets got revenge, defeating the Timberwolves in the first round on the way to their first NBA title. The Timberwolves and Nuggets could be poised to meet again this postseason, as both are having outstanding seasons.

Where Do the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves Play?

The Denver Nuggets play at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Ball Arena hosts more than 250 events each year and is also home to the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and Colorado Mammoth of the NLL.

The Minnesota Timberwolves play at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA also call it home.

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