Local

Timberwolves In Mexico

Timberwolves In Mexico

The NBA is back in Mexico for a regular-season game Wednesday night, and the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves are learning there’s an additional rival to conquer: The altitude.

During a practice game Tuesday, Minnesota’s players looked noticeably exhausted. The Timberwolves and Spurs will play Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. EST. Sitting at 7,350 feet above sea level, Mexico’s capital is at a far higher elevation than Denver, which is the NBA’s highest venue at 5,280 feet.

Minnesota, which will be the home team, has never played in Mexico.  Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said he plans to modify his strategy a bit to take the city’s altitude into account.

The Spurs have played five games in Mexico.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Governor Says Iowa In Good Financial Shape

Fresh
Iowa state capital

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says while the state is in pretty good financial shape, that could change quickly.

in Local

BCBS Rejects Deal

Fresh
Stethoscope Medical

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected the latest proposal by CHI Health as a way to end a contract dispute.

in Local

Negotiators Far Apart

Fresh
Iowa state capital 2

Negotiators for the State of Iowa presented a contract proposal that differs greatly from the one submitted earlier this month by the largest state employees' union.

in Local

No Charges For Corrections Officials

Fresh
gavel

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says the special legislative committee reviewing what went wrong in Corrections that led to the miscalculation of hundreds of prison sentences failed to stay focused.

in National, World

U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

Fresh
afghanistan

The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.