Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies
Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies

The Timberwolves may have celebrated like they won a championship after they defeated the Clippers earlier this week, but they just earned the right to play the Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

The Timberwolves are back in the postseason for the first time since 2018, while the Grizzlies are coming off a franchise-record tying season. Memphis finished 56-26, earning the second seed in the Western Conference.

Despite the fact that they finished seventh in the West and had to qualify via the Play-In Tournament, the Timberwolves will not be an easy opponent for the upstart Grizzlies. The teams split the season series at two games apiece, with the Wolves having a huge 43-point win over their first-round opponent back in November.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the matchup between the Grizzlies and Timberwolves.

What channel is Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves on?
Date: Saturday, April 16
TV channel: ESPN (US), TSN (Canada)
Live stream: Watch ESPN (US), TSN Direct (Canada)
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves will be broadcast live on ESPN. You can live-stream the game via the Watch ESPN app.

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Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves Game 1 start time
Date: Saturday, April 16
Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET | 12:30 p.m. PT
Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves will tip off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Game 1 will be played at FedEx Forum.

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves schedule, TV channels
As the higher seed, Memphis will be the home team in Games 1 and 2, while Minnesota will host Games 3 and 4.

If required, Games 5 and 7 would also be played in Memphis.

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