Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Warriors drop second in a row with loss to Timberwolves

It wasn't a win many predicted for the Wolves, but it was one they desperately needed. Klay Thompson added 21 points and five assists.

In a primetime, nationally televised game, the Wolves took down the defending champion Warriors 109-103. Jimmy Butler (knee) also remains out for the Timberwolves, who should have Karl-Anthony Towns (hand) available. Green's defence and playmaking are truly elite.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Curry texted him Friday that he "had a good day of rehab" and that there wasn't any swelling, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The bench is a little older and not quite as balanced, but Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston are battle tested.

Rookie Jordan Bell, who recently returned to the line-up following an ankle injury, could be a pivotal player in the postseason with his ability to run the floor and guard multiple positions.

The Timberwolves rank well in free throw percentage (#2), turnovers per game (#2) and field goal percentage (#3).

The Warriors have won both matchups against the Timberwolves this season, including a 13-point victory the last time these teams met.

Towns finished with 31 points and 16 rebounds, scoring 14 points in the fourth as he outdueled Kevin Durant down the stretch.

Iggy is averaging 18.8 FanDuel points per game this season. Former Indiana Pacers Teague has been solid in his first season in Minnesota, leading the team in assists with 6.9 dished on a nightly basis. That was one of their worst defensive games of the season.

'NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K18' on BT Sport - a live NBA game every Sunday in primetime. With Curry sidelined, the Warriors lost Friday to the streaking Portland Trail Blazers and he won't be available for a Sunday afternoon matchup with the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves.

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