Minnesota Timberwolves are on their way and last night they reaped their fourth consecutive victory, the best streak of the season, beating the Golden State Warriors 114-126 with three players above 20 points.
The Spanish Ricky Rubio led the local offense with 26 goals, to which he added 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals with a 7 of 13 shooting from the field; including a superb 5 of 8 from triples and a perfect 7 of 7 from the personnel line.
This was followed by center Karl Anthony-Towns with 25 points; and rookie Anthony Edwards was key down the stretch of the game with 18 of his 25 goals in the fourth quarter.
“He is not afraid. He has arrogance, confidence and the belief that he is a great player ”, highlighted his coach Chris Finch to the microphones of ESPN.
Edwards, who did not hit any 3s during the first three quarters of the game, dared with 3 of 6 attempts in the final 12 minutes.
In front, a Stephen Curry who continues at a superlative level could not do anything against the choral game of the T-Wolves who finished the game thanks to a 23-37 run in the fourth quarter. The star point guard of the Oakland team went up to 37 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds with a 6/17 triples.
For his part, an outstanding performance by an Andrew Wiggins who went up to 27 goals; and teammate Kent Bazemore had a double-double under his belt with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
“I’m very happy for Andrew because individually he played very well and scored,” acknowledged Steve Kerr. “Obviously I would rather get the win. So I’m sure it was a bittersweet night for him, ”he said.
The Warriors continue to give one of lime and another sand, placing themselves in the 10th place in the West, closing the positions of Play-in with a record of 31-32. They have two defeats in a row and have only had four victories in the last ten games.
“It’s a pretty tough situation when you know you need a win, you know you need things to go in the right direction and you don’t get it,” said Stephen Curry.
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