The Minnesota Timberwolves are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that plays in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Northwest Division. The team was founded in 1989 as an expansion team alongside the Eastern Conference’s Orlando Magic. The Timberwolves struggled in their initial years in the league, winning no more than 29 games in any of their first seven seasons. However, in 1995, the Timberwolves drafted teenage forward Kevin Garnett straight out of high school, who soon led the team to the first playoff berth (1996–97) and winning season (1997–98) in franchise history. The team has made several playoff appearances since then, including a division title and a Western Conference finals appearance in 2004. The Timberwolves play their home games at Target Center, their home since 1990. The team's name was chosen through a "name the team" contest, and "Timberwolves" prevailed by nearly 2–1.