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Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors

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Final
116 - 110

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Edwards, Towns lead Timberwolves past Curry and Warriors, 116-110

Curry scores 38 in loss to Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards scored 33 points and the Timberwolves overpowered the Golden State Warriors 116-110 on Sunday night for their sixth straight victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points and a season-best 14 rebounds for Minnesota in the first of two straight games between the teams in San Francisco.

“We’ve got to get better through winning. I thought tonight we left a lot of meat on the bone,” Finch said. “We can play a lot better and that’s not to say we expect to win easily or anything like that. It’s just that when you get outrebounded and you turn it over and you don’t make the easy offensive play, there’s a lot of room for growth right there.”

Stephen Curry scored 38 points, but the cold-shooting Warriors didn't get enough other contributions to keep up with Minnesota's fast-paced attack. Golden State shot only 12 for 43 from 3-point range.

“No question we need some scoring from elsewhere,” coach Steve Kerr said.

Curry has 11 straight games with four or more 3-pointers to start the season, the first time it’s been done in NBA history according to ESPN Stats & Info. His 3 with 5:15 to play pulled the Warriors to 100-89 and forced a Minnesota timeout.

He was 1 for 5 from deep to start the game and 2 of 9 midway through the third, when the Warriors were just 8 of 22 from the field.

“We’ve got to be better,” Golden State's Draymond Green said. “The NBA is a tough league so it's a tough matchup every night playing against NBA players. But l like the matchup."

After Dario Saric's layup with three seconds left in the first, Curry stole the inbounds pass and scored to beat the buzzer and put the Warriors up 31-29. But the Timberwolves led at halftime, then used a 35-point third quarter to take an 89-73 advantage.

Rudy Gobert had 10 points, 10 rebounds and season-high five blocks as Minnesota won for the seventh time in eight games.

Saric made four of his first five shots on the way to 11 points to go with 10 rebounds and Klay Thompson scored 16 points as the Warriors dropped both in a home back-to-back after losing 118-110 to Cleveland a night earlier. Golden State has a three-game losing streak and four losses in the last five.

"We’ve got to step up," Green said.

Minnesota won again at Chase Center after a 99-96 victory on March 26 to snap a 12-game losing streak on Golden State's home floor.

Green added nine points, nine rebounds and seven assists a day after being ejected after pushing Donovan Mitchell earned him a second technical.

Double-technicals were issued to Naz Reid and Jonathan Kuminga late in the first.

UP NEXT

The teams will meet again Tuesday night at Chase Center for an In-Season Tournament game.

“It is a different feeling in a regular-season game, to be able to go over the tape and play the same team, and be able to make some adjustments,” Kerr said. "It is more playoff-like.”

Regular Season Series

MIN leads series 1-0

Matchup Prediction

Warriors: 59.7%
Timberwolves: 40.3%
*According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index

Recent Plays

4th 0.0 End of Game 116 - 110
4th 0.0 End of the 4th Quarter 116 - 110
4th 6.1 Kyle Anderson defensive rebound 116 - 110
4th 7.1 Jonathan Kuminga misses driving layup 116 - 110
4th 12.0 Troy Brown Jr. makes free throw 2 of 2 116 - 110

Statistics

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43-82 FG 37-96
52.4 Field Goal % 38.5
9-27 3PT 12-43
33.3 Three Point % 27.9
21-30 FT 24-28
70.0 Free Throw % 85.7
47 Rebounds 51
9 Offensive Rebounds 19
38 Defensive Rebounds 32
27 Assists 24
8 Steals 9
6 Blocks 0
14 Turnovers 14
0 Team Turnovers 0
14 Total Turnovers 14
2 Technical Fouls 2
2 Total Technical Fouls 2
0 Flagrant Fouls 0
20 Points Off Turnovers 15
12 Fast Break Points 12
62 Points in Paint 38
19 Fouls 28
16 Largest Lead 8

Game Information

Chase Center

Location: San Francisco, CA
Attendance: 18,064 · Capacity:

2023-24 Northwest Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
Minnesota 39 16 .709 - W4
Oklahoma City 37 17 .685 1.5 W2
Denver 36 19 .655 3 L3
Utah 26 30 .464 13.5 L4
Portland 15 39 .278 23.5 L6

2023-24 Pacific Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
LA Clippers - 17 W1 0.6792453 36
Phoenix 4 22 W2 0.6 33
Sacramento 5.5 23 W1 0.5740741 31
LA Lakers 7.5 26 W3 0.53571427 30
Golden State 9 26 W1 0.509434 27
Full Standings

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