The Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game in Montreal on Oct. 20. The preseason game occurring north of the border is part of the NBA Canada Series, which is a way to give Canadians who do not live in Toronto the opportunity to watch a NBA game in person.
“The NBA Canada Series captures the unique experience of a live NBA game for our fans outside of Toronto, and helps fuel the increasing interest in our game across the country,” NBA Canada’s vice president and general manager Dan MacKenzie said, according to ESPN.com. “Montreal is a great sporting city and we look forward to returning this year with another exciting match-up.”
This will be the second consecutive year in which the NBA Canada Series will take place. It is also the second year in a row in which the Timberwolves will play a preseason game outside of the United States. Minnesota took on the Detroit Pistons in Winnipeg prior to the 2012-13 NBA season.
Tickets for the Timberwolves-Celtics game can be purchased through the Bell Centre box office starting July 15.
Since the preseason is still several months away, Minnesota fans can feed their basketball hunger by watching the Timberwolves play in the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. It will be Minnesota’s eight consecutive Summer League, which starts on July 12 this year. The Timberwolves went 4-1 last year, but the stakes will be raised in 2013, as there will be a championship on the line for the first time in history.