What channel is Timberwolves vs. Suns on today? Time, TV schedule, live stream for Game 1 of 2024 NBA Playoffs series

The Timberwolves swept the Suns 3-0 in their regular-season series and the teams will meet again in the first round of the 2024 Western Conference’s NBA playoffs.

Minnesota is led guard Anthony Edwards, who was named to the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s National Team. Edwards is averaging a career-high 25.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and a career-high 5.1 assists on the season. He became the first player in franchise history to average more than 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. 

Rudy Gobert, one of the favorites to win a record-tying fourth Defensive Player of the Year, is is averaging 14 points and 12.9 rebounds per game.

Minnesota should also get a boost from Karl-Anthony Towns, who missed 18 games with a meniscus tear. 

The Suns are led by Kevin Durant, who is averaging 27.1 points per game. Durant is a three-time Olympic champion and was recently named to the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s National Team.

Suns guard Grayson Allen, who recently signed to a multi-year contract extension, was NBA’s league leader in three-point percentage last season. Allen averaged 13.5 points on 49.9% shooting from the field and 46.1% from three-point range, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 33.5 minutes over 75 games (74 starts). 

Jusuf Nurkic leads Phoenix with 11.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. 

What channel is Timberwolves vs. Suns on today?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live streaming: Sling, NordVPN

The Timberwolves vs. Suns game will air on ESPN. The game can also be streamed on Sling.

Viewers can also live stream Play-In Tournament games with Sling.

Sling is the home for avid sports fans offering a range of sports channels so you can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.

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If the game is not available to watch live in your location, or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services from any device in the world. 

Timberwolves vs. Suns start time

  • Date: Saturday, April 20 
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET | 12:30 p.m. PT

The Timberwolves vs. Suns will tip off around 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 20. The game will be played at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Timberwolves vs. Suns Series schedule

All times Eastern Standard Time

Game 1: Suns vs. Timberwolves; Saturday, April 20 (3:30 ET, ESPN)

Game 2: Suns vs. Timberwolves; Tuesday, April 23 (7:30 ET, TNT)

Game 3: Timberwolves vs. Suns; Friday, April 26 (10:30 ET, ESPN)

Game 4: Timberwolves vs. Suns; Sunday, April 28 (9:30 ET, TNT)

Game 5: Suns vs. Timberwolves; Tuesday, April 30 (TBD, TBD)*

Game 6: Timberwolves vs. Suns; Thursday, May 2 (TBD, TBD)*

Game 7: Suns vs. Timberwolves; Saturday, May 4 (TBD, TNT)* 

NBA playoff matchups 2024

Eastern Conference

(1) Celtics vs. (8) Play-In Winner

(2) Knicks vs. (7) Play-In Winner

(3) Bucks vs. (6) Pacers

(4) Cavaliers vs. (5) Magic

Western Conference

(1) Thunder vs. (8) Play-In Winner

(2) Nuggets vs. (7) Play-In Winner

(3) Timberwolves vs. (6) Suns

(4) Clippers vs. (5) Mavericks


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