Warriors drop second game in a row without Stephen Curry

Curry, who officially turns 30 tomorrow, has sat out the last two games due to an ankle injury, though the team insists it's "nothing major". Golden State finished 40.7 percent from the field, including 10-for-36 from three-point range. Curry, Patrick McCaw (non-displaced fracture, left wrist) and Jordan Bell (right ankle sprain) were already in Oakland with team trainer Chelsea Lane. With Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague in the fold, Minnesota is hoping to keep pace in the West, where three games now separate third place and 10th place.

The arrival of Butler has meant less touches for Wiggins, who is now third on the Timberwolves in scoring with nearly 18 points per game. They then had a chance to go ahead for the first time since the third quarter following a Minnesota turnover, but Klay Thompson misfired on a 3-point attempt.

Towns had 31 points and 11 rebounds in the Timberwolves' most recent game against the Warriors, and the young center will certainly try to replicate that performance to give his team a win on Sunday night. This will be another hard week for the Warriors to grind through all these minor but not insignificant injuries.

We'll be back after the game with a wrap and some thoughts on the contest.

The Wolves built their biggest lead of the game, 28-17, late in the first quarter until Thibodeau initiated Derrick Rose's debut in an extra-small lineup next to Tyus Jones and Jamal Crawford. The Timberwolves enter this contest with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games and a 25-8 mark at home. "The good thing about this is there's nobody who's more equipped to handle this and deal with this than Stephen is just because he's been through it so many times".

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During their last five games, the Timberwolves have scored an average of 111.2 points per game (1.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 109.0 points per game (1.8 above their season average).

The Minnesota Timberwolves have ended their longest losing streak of the season by downing the defending National Basketball Association champions. Gibson reached double-digits in scoring for the 18th time in the last 21 games.

The over is 11-4 in the Warriors' last 15 games coming off a loss and is a flawless 6-0 in the Timberwolves' last six home games.

Timberwolves: Hit the road to take on the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.

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