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Warriors Cruise By Timberwolves

Golden State Pushes Win Streak to 13 Games
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The Warriors extended their win streak to a franchise-best 13 games tonight after defeating the Timberwolves 102-86 in Minnesota. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry tied for the team lead with 21 points, the 47th time they’ve both crossed the 20-point barrier in the same game. Draymond Green recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Marreese Speights and Shaun Livingston led the bench effort with 12 points apiece. In addition to extending their win streak and pushing their league-leading record to 18-2, the victory set another franchise record with their eighth-consecutive road win.

The game didn’t start out smoothly for either side as the teams got off to a cold start reminiscent of the frigid Minnesota weather. Halfway through the first quarter, the Warriors held a 9-6 lead with the two teams combining to miss 23 of their first 29 shots to open the game. Sloppy play was abound throughout the duration of the first half, with both teams shooting in the low thirties from the field while combining to commit 21 turnovers. Despite the less-than-stellar play, Golden State would go into the midpoint with a 48-39 advantage.

Warriors Take Down Timberwolves 102-86

The Warriors beat the Timberwolves 102-86 on Monday night in Minnesota extending the team's winning streak to 13 games.

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Warriors Take Down Timberwolves 102-86

The Warriors beat the Timberwolves 102-86 on Monday night in Minnesota extending the team's winning streak to 13 games.
Dec 8, 2014  |  01:33

Warriors vs. Timberwolves

Stephen Curry posts 21 points and seven assists and helps the Warriors to their 13th consecutive win with a 102-86 victory over the Timberwolves.
Dec 7, 2014  |  00:00

Warriors vs. Timberwolves: First half

The Warriors lead the Timberwolves 48-39 at the half.
Dec 7, 2014  |  00:00

Denied by Ezeli

Festus Ezeli turns away Shabazz Muhammad's shot attempt.
Dec 7, 2014  |  00:00

Curry's Quick Steal

Steph Curry picks off the steal and goes in for the nice layup.
Dec 7, 2014  |  00:00

Things would smooth out in the second half, however, as the Warriors transformed their nine-point lead into a blowout by the time all was said and done. Leading 75-56 with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter, Golden State would go on to outscore the Timberwolves 31-24 in the third frame, and carry a 79-63 advantage into the fourth and final quarter. Harrison Barnes would bank in a jump shot with 8:56 remaining in the fourth, giving the Warriors their largest lead of the game at 89-67. Steve Kerr would pull the starters soon after, as their 13th-consecutive victory had been all but assured by that point.

The victory increases the Warriors’ franchise best win streak to 13 games, sets a new franchise record with their eighth-consecutive road win, and improves their NBA-best record to 18-2. They’ll look to keep the win streak going on Wednesday when they host the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in a matchup of Western Conference superpowers.


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