The New Zealand Warriors are coming back from their recent slump and looking to build on their first-place finish.
Here are 10 things you need to know heading into training camp:1.
Kia has some of the most experienced roster in the NBA2.
The Warriors have won two of their last three games and will face the Utah Jazz on Thursday at the Moda Center.
They have played all four of their games on the road and won the last two of those matchups by a combined score of 96-84.3.
The Timberwolves will be without Kevin Love for the first time this season because of a strained left hamstring.
He is expected to return sometime this week.
Love has averaged 13.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 20.7 minutes per game this season.4.
The Wolves will be coming off a 106-98 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday.
Minnesota is currently 4-2 and has won six of its last seven games.5.
The Utah Jazz are still searching for their first win in franchise history, but they have a good chance to beat the Warriors for the second straight year.
The Jazz have won three of their past four games and are in the midst of a four-game road trip that includes three at home.
Utah has won 10 of its past 12 games.6.
The Miami Heat are coming off their first loss of the season against the Charlotte Hornets.
They lost 102-92 at home on Monday night.
The Heat had a career-high 20 assists to lead the team.7.
The New York Knicks will be looking to get back on track after losing in overtime to the Cleveland Cavaliers in their most recent game.
The Knicks are averaging just under 106 points per game and are shooting 38.2 percent from the field.8.
The Boston Celtics are coming up against the Philadelphia 76ers in a preseason game on Friday night.
Philadelphia has won seven of its nine games on its home court.
The Sixers have won four of its five games away from home.9.
The Golden State Warriors are looking to make their first playoff appearance since their NBA Finals appearance in 2013.
They are in third place in the Western Conference with a record of 5-3.
They play three of the four games in California.10.
The Sacramento Kings will be starting a four game road trip in San Francisco on Friday.
The Kings are coming into the game on the back of their first victory of the year.