San Antonio Spurs’ Opening Night opponent set for 2017-18 NBA season

By Rob Wolkenbrod
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 11: LaMarcus Aldridge
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 11: LaMarcus Aldridge /

The San Antonio Spurs’ Opening Night opponent was revealed for the 2017-18 NBA season.

The San Antonio Spurs will hit the hardwood in the middle of October for their first game of the 2017-18 regular season. With August nearly halfway over, it means Opening Night is just around the corner.

On Thursday, revealed the National TV Games for Opening Week. The Spurs are part of this schedule, as they will open their year against the Minnesota Timberwolves. This will be on Wednesday, October 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET, and emanate from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX. ESPN will broadcast the game.

This is the night after the first evening of the 2017-18 NBA season. That will see opening matchups of the Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors.

The Spurs will get a look at the new-and-improved Timberwolves. They added Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls and Jeff Teague, in free agency, from the Indiana Pacers. These two will pair with Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins to form one of the NBA’s youngest and talented groups.

For the Spurs, it will be a regular season look at Rudy Gay, Joffrey Lauvergne, and Brandon Paul. All three were signed in the offseason to one or two-year deals. Derrick White, unless he gets sent to the G-League, will make his debut, too.

Outside of this, the NBA revealed its Christmas Day schedule. The Spurs were not included on 2017’s slate of games, with marquee matchups like the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics.

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The 2017-18 season is almost here, and the full schedule should get released soon. So, more games will be revealed for the Spurs, aside from Opening Night. What team are you most looking forward to them playing?