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NBA sets time for Game 1 of Suns vs. Timberwolves series

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Following the Los Angeles Lakers defeating the New Orleans Pelicans in the first play-in game, the NBA has announced the time for Game 1 of the Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves series.

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The No. 6 Suns and No. 3 Timberwolves will tip off from Target Center shortly after 12:30 p.m. MST on AZ Family and ESPN on Saturday, April 20.

This will be the second game of the day following the No. 5 Orlando Magic at No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers at 10 a.m. MST on ESPN.

After the Suns will be the No. 7 seed in the East (either the Heat or Knicks) at the No. 2 New York Knicks at 3 p.m. MST on ESPN.

Finally, the No. 7 Lakers will travel to play the No. 2 Denver Nuggets at 5:30 p.m. MST on ABC.

The rest of the Game 1s will be on Sunday with times still to be determined.

No games for any series beyond Game 1 have been announced yet.

For the play-in, the Pelicans will play the winner of tonight’s No. 10 Golden State Warriors at No. 9 Sacramento Kings on Friday with a time still to be determined.

The first round of the Eastern Conference play-in begins tomorrow at 4 p.m. MST with the No. 8 Miami Heat at the No. 7 Philadelphia 76ers. Later in the day, the No. 10 Atlanta Hawks will take on the No. 9 Chicago Bulls. The second round of the East play-in is also on Friday with a time TBD.

Suns vs. Timberwolves Notes

Minnesota is 30-11 at home this season, while the Suns boast a road record of 24-17.

Phoenix swept the season series 3-0 over the Timberwolves this year and never led by less than double digits in the second half of any of these three games. The Suns last got a commanding 125-106 win in the season finale on Sunday at Target Center, which ironically had a start time of 12:30 as well.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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