121, Warriors 120
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[January 25, 2014]
OAKLAND, Calif. ó
Timberwolves 121, Warriors 120:
Kevin Love collected 26 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists as
visiting Minnesota edged Golden State.
Kevin Martin hit the go-ahead jumper in the final seconds and
finished with 26 points while Nikola Pekovic added 22 points and 14
boards for the Timberwolves, who won their first game decided by
four or fewer points. Corey Brewer chipped in 15 points and Ricky
Rubio had nine points and 12 assists for Minnesota.
Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers and totaled 33 points and 15
assists to lead the Warriors, who have dropped five of their last
seven. David Lee contributed 23 points, Klay Thompson had 18 and
Andre Iguodala scored 11 of his 16 in the final four minutes for
Love found Pekovic for a go-ahead layup with 3:36 left and converted
a three-point play on the next possession to give the Timberwolves a
113-109 cushion. Brewer hit a 3-pointer on the next trip to stretch
it out to a 116-111 gap before Iguodala scored on three straight
possessions to cut it to 119-118 with 1:15 remaining.
Iguodala hit two free throws with 27.4 seconds left to put the
Warriors on top but Martin took a feed from Love and buried a jumper
from the left side to give the advantage back to Minnesota with 8.4
seconds on the clock. Curry could not get free for the final shot
and shuffled it off to Harrison Barnes, who knocked it off the side
of the rim at the buzzer.
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It was tied at the half and Golden State trailed by seven
points just over four minutes into the third quarter but got 11
points from Curry and nine from Lee over the final 6:30 of the
frame to surge to a 98-91 advantage entering the fourth. The
Warriors managed one field goal in the first five minutes of the
fourth as the Timberwolves battled back to tie it on Pekovicís
basket with 6:52 to play.
Marreese Speights ended the field-goal drought and Pekovic
responded to tie it again before Martinís 3-pointer gave
Minnesota its first lead of the fourth at 107-104. Curry buried
a deep 3-pointer to tie it again and found Iguodala for a bucket
and a 109-108 lead with four minutes to play.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Curry leads the league with 12 games of at least
20 points and 10 assists and has 19 total double-doubles. Ö
Golden State had taken the previous seven meetings from
Minnesota. Ö Warriors C Andrew Bogut recorded eight points, 11
rebounds and seven blocks.
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