Timberwolves vs Warriors | MINNEAPOLIS (AP) (AP) The Golden State Warriors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 137-114 on Sunday thanks to a 47-point first quarter from Stephen Curry. Jordan Poole, and a team-high 11 rebounds and assists from the bench.
For the Warriors, Draymond Green had his first double-double of the year with 19 points and 11 assists. Since a team meeting Green convened in reaction to a slow start, they’ve won five of their past six games.
Green also served as the impetus for this victory.
Coach Steve Kerr remarked, “I’ve maintained for years that Draymond is kind of the heartbeat of our team.”
The Warriors improved to 2-9 on the road as Klay Thompson shot 5 for 8 from outside the arc for 21 points and matched Joe Johnson (1,978) for 15th place on the NBA’s career 3-pointers list.
The Warriors finished 20 for 47 from 3-point range to reach past the.500 mark for the first time in a month. While Andrew Wiggins added 17 points against his former team.
We have recently been in a nice rhythm, Wiggins remarked. We’re having fun together.
The Warriors had a 20-point lead at the half despite shooting only 2 for 12 from outside the arc in the second quarter because to their recent increase in offensive speed.
We’re the best in the world when we play for each other and keep things simple. Steve recently informed us, according to Thompson.
Timberwolves vs Warriors | For the Wolves, Anthony Edwards scored 26 points. Their opponent scored the most points against them this season, and they were outrebounded 47 to 31.
Coach Chris Finch remarked, “Our identity right now is highly inconsistent, like Jekyll and Hyde.” We aren’t as physically or mentally tough as I would like us to be.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Wolves finally got going with a 19-4 run that cut the deficit to 10 points. Their smallest since the middle of the first.
When the Warriors took a timeout, Curry. Who had previously missed his first three shots after returning at the 8:25 mark. Calmly swished a 3-pointer from the wing to stop the bleeding and increase the advantage to 121-108.
For the Wolves, who have a horrible habit of hanging about on offence against the passing-and-cutting Warriors. Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 21 points. While Jaylen Nowell added 16 points off the bench. Following a setback to Charlotte on Saturday that ended their five-game winning run, the Wolves suffered their second loss in as many days.
The way that teams like Golden State operate, Towns added, “justifies it.” It runs like a well-oiled machine,
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The Wolves faced a Warriors club that is leading the league with 13 games of 30-plus assists and has long been the league king of the 3. Playing without Jaden McDaniels, their best perimeter defender, who was out due to illness.
Just 12 seconds into the game, Wiggins made a flying left-handed slam off a Green lob. The Warriors led 40-17 after making 17 of their first 21 shots. This was a result of a 28-4 run over a period of 4:27 until Nowell eventually stopped it with a 3. The Wolves’ greatest quarter-opening deficit this year was 47-27.