The Warriors recovered from a disastrous start and rallied to their 50th win of the season with a 130-120 win over the Timberwolves in Monday’s home finale. The win, which secured the sixth seed in the Western Conference, didn’t come easy, as the Dubs fought back from a 19-point deficit. Stephen Curry led the comeback charge with 32 points and 15 assists and David Lee came through with 25 points and nine boards. Draymond Green had a big game off the bench with 20 points, including a career-high four three-pointers, and 12 rebounds and Klay Thompson scored 20. The Warriors will now wrap up the regular season in Denver on Wednesday before opening the postseason on the road this weekend against either the Clippers or the Thunder.
After a tough loss in Portland on Sunday night, the Warriors will return to Oracle Arena for the regular season home finale on Monday against the Timberwolves. This will be this season’s third and final meeting between the two teams, and the Dubs will be looking to avenge a one-point defeat at home in January. The game falls on Fan Night, powered by Adobe, and the Warriors will celebrate Dub Nation throughout the evening, including a fan-designed T-shirt giveaway. GET TICKETS
After a clutch 3-pointer forced overtime, the Warriors couldn’t duplicate that magic in the extra period as the Warriors lost a 119-117 heart stopper in Portland on Sunday. Stephen Curry erupted for 47 points and Draymond Green made a clutch 3-pointer to tie the game at the end of regulation, but Andre Iguodala’s last-second 3-point attempt went just long. That last miss prevented the game’s seventh lead change in the last three minutes. GAME RECAP
With Sunday’s loss in Portland, the Warriors are out of contention for the fifth seed in the Western Conference. The Dubs now need one win in their final two games to clinch the six seed, and they can also get there if Memphis loses to Phoenix on Monday and Dallas loses to Memphis on Wednesday. As it stands now, the Warriors would play the Clippers in the first round, but there is also a chance that the Dubs meet the Thunder in the opening round of the postseason. READ MORE ON THE WARRIORS PLAYOFF POSSIBILITIES
If it seems like the Warriors are always in close games, that’s because they are. Sunday’s game in Portland was the 17th Warriors game decided by two or fewer points. That’s more than 20 percent of the season being decided by one or two points. Six of those games were won on made shots within the last three seconds, and all of these close calls will only help the team as the squad prepares for the playoffs. Other than last year’s run to the second round, the Warriors are rather light on postseason experience. And while the postseason certainly presents a stage like no other, the Warriors’ abundance of close games this season is the next best thing to actual playoff experience.
Like the Warriors, the Timberwolves will be on the back end of a back-to-back on Monday after playing a close game on the road on Sunday night. The Timberwolves have been out of playoff contention for a few weeks, but they still have plenty to play for. Minnesota has suffered through eight-straight losing seasons, and they need one more win to end that streak, as they enter Monday’s contest with a 40-40 record. Kevin Love is coming off a 40-point game in Sunday’s loss, Kevin Martin is known to have big games, particularly against the Warriors, and point guard Ricky Rubio can certainly affect the game without scoring, so the Timberwolves certainly have weapons. Minnesota is the fourth highest scoring team in the NBA (106.5 points per game), but are just 3-20 when being held to less than 100 points. If the Dubs can bring the defensive intensity on Monday, they should have a solid chance at locking up the sixth seed.
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Injury Report
GSW: Andrew Bogut (rib fracture) is out indefinitely. Andre Iguodala and Festus Ezeli (recovery from right knee surgery) are out.

MIN: Nikola Pekovic (sore right ankle) and Ronny Turiaf (sore right knee) are doubtful. Chase Budinger (sprained right ankle) and Shabazz Muhammed (sprained MCL, right knee) are out.