Mavericks/Timberwolves To Play In Abu Dhabi, Jimmy Butler's Emo Look, Twins Break Postseason Losing Streak

Betsy Berns
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Wednesday, October 4, 2023


The Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves will play two NBA preseason games in Abu Dhabi. The teams are on the ground now and will play on October 5th and 7th.

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler certainly knows how to entertain during media day. Last year he sported dreadlocks, but this year he was more memorable with an emo look, featuring straightened hair, lip and eyebrow piercings, and black nail polish. 


The Minnesota Twins finally won a postseason game. With a 3-1 Game 1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, the Twins snapped an 18-game postseason losing streak (the longest in any major North American sports league). In the other American League opener, the Texas Rangers took Game 1 from the Tampa Bay Rays (Texas's first postseason win since 2015).

In the National League, the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers, while the Philadelphia Phillies grabbed a win over the Miami Marlins.