Stephen Curry did all that he possibly could in the 4th quarter to keep the Golden State Warriors from starting their 7 game road trip with a loss. But Curry’s 33 points were to no avail as the Timberwolves hung on in a crazy game at the Target Center for a 126-123 win.
In a game that saw both teams with double-digit leads at some point, it all came down to the last few minutes of regulation. The Warriors rode a 19-8 run in the 4th to bring Minnesota’s lead to within 1 point with about 3:30 to play. The W’s had the ball with 17.1 seconds left, holding for a game winning shot, but Monta Ellis’ drive to the lane was met by four T’Wolves defenders as the Warriors attempt to steal the game from the home team fell just short. To go along with Curry’s 33 points and 11 rebounds was Dorell Wright’s 26 and David Lee and Monta Ellis with 20 a piece. The W’s finished the game shooting 45.8% (44-96)
with 13 turnovers, as well as getting owned on the glass 40-61.
Kevin Love had another signature performance for the Timberwolves, racking up his 4th 30 point 20 rebound game of the season with 37 points and 23 boards. Michael Beasley had a big second half finishing the game with 25 points and 9 rebounds, while Wesley Johnson added 17.
This game definitely starts the road trip off on a low note as the Warriors give the Timberwolves only their 10th win of the season at the Taget Center. Golden State is going to have to regroup quickly as they set off for Indianapolis to face another struggling team in the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.
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