Anthony Edwards scored eight of his team-high 33 points in the final 2:28, and the Minnesota Timberwolves posted a 116-110 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night in San Francisco.
Edwards’ torrid finish fit Minnesota’s game plan, with each of his three consecutive made field goals in the final 2:13 coming from inside the 3-point arc. Two of those baskets contributed to the Timberwolves’ 62-38 advantage in points in the paint.
Scoring from inside and offensive balance helped Minnesota weather a game-high 38 points from Stephen Curry. Four Timberwolves starters scored in double figures, including Karl-Anthony Towns, who finished with 21 points.
Towns also grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Rudy Gobert added his own double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Jaden McDaniels added 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor.
Minnesota’s fifth starter, Mike Conley, scored eight points and dished out a game-high nine assists. Naz Reid and Nickeil Alexander-Walker came off the bench for 10 points apiece, and Kyle Anderson added another eight points.
Golden State’s second-leading scorer was Klay Thompson with 16 points. Fellow starters Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney finished with just nine, six and two points, respectively.
The Warriors got their supplementary offense from Dario Saric, who had 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds off the bench, and Jonathan Kuminga, who scored 10 points.
After a surge midway through the second quarter, the Timberwolves nearly held the lead for the rest of the contest. The advantage grew to as many as 16 points late in the third quarter and with 7:41 left in the fourth, but Golden State cut the gap to as little as four in the closing minute.
Brandin Podziemski came off the bench to score eight points in a span of 24 seconds, but the late outburst was not enough for the Warriors to rally.
It was the sixth straight win for Minnesota, which continues a five-game road swing with another meeting against Golden State on Tuesday. The Timberwolves are 2-0 to start the trip.
–Field Level Media
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