The Wolves will play three exhibition contests, including participating in two games as part of the previously announced NBA Global Games China: Oct. 5 at Shenzhen Universiade Center in Shenzen and Oct. 8 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, both vs. the Golden State Warriors. The Wolves will serve as the designated road team in Shenzen and the home team in Shanghai. The games in China mark the first games ever played by the Wolves in that country and the first trip to Asia since the team played in Japan in 1999. It will be the Wolves’ ninth and 10th international games overall. The Wolves open their preseason schedule by taking on the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Sept. 30.
Jorge Sierra: Ratio: Wins in 2016-17 / National TV games in 2017-18. They love them some Lakers. (Philly too).
The Cavs will indeed host the Warriors on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Jan. 15, according to the team’s schedule released by the league Monday. That game will tip at 8 p.m. and be carried by TNT. Last week, the NBA announced its national TV games for the league’s first week and on Christmas. Cleveland and the Warriors play in Oakland, Calif., on Christmas Day; and the Cavs host the Boston Celtics to begin the 2017-18 season on Oct. 17.