Timberwolves snap losing streak with win over Warriors

Timberwolves snap losing streak with win over Warriors

Following the Warriors' 109-103 road loss Sunday night in Minnesota, Kevin Durant told reporters that it is "weird" for the Warriors to play without injured co-star Stephen Curry.

At one point, the National Basketball Association star got a little wild and channeled his inner Rick James when he jumped onstage with teammate Kevin Durant and busted out "Give It To Me Baby". And for now, the Timberwolves find themselves fifth out west.

Twenty minutes after losing their second straight game for just the second time this season, Warriors players filtered out from the showers.

The Warriors have climbed the rankings this season in points per game (#1), field goal percentage (#1) and three point percentage (#1).

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Warriors are 5-point road favorites to knock off the Timberwolves this afternoon.

Donovan Mitchell scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half as Utah defeated host New Orleans.

More news: Dog dies after being placed in overhead compartment during United flight
More news: Philadelphia Eagles release TE Brent Celek after 11 seasons
More news: VW to build EVs at 16 factories by 2022

The team's injury list has been growing in recent weeks as Iguodala and Bell have missed three straight games and West has missed four on the trot. Taj Gibson (11 points, 13 rebounds) and Jeff Teague (10 points, 10 assists) joined Towns with double-doubles, and most importantly the energy on defense was as high as it's been since All-Star Jimmy Butler went down with a knee injury six games ago. Toronto picked up its 15th victory in 16 games despite just nine points from All-Star DeMar DeRozan on 4 of 16 shooting.

Minnesota ranks first in steals allowed per game (6.3) while Golden State ranks 29th (8.8).

Nikola Jokic recorded his seventh triple-double of the season by providing 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Nuggets' 130-104 laugher over the Kings.

76ERS 120, NETS 97: Joel Embiid scored 21 points, Robert Covington added 19 and Philadelphia won at NY.

The over is 11-4 in the Warriors' last 15 games coming off a loss and is a ideal 6-0 in the Timberwolves' last six home games. To score 21 points, Klay Thompson needed 22 shots. The team needs work on defensive rebounds per game (#27), blocks per game (#23) and three point percentage (#19).

Related Articles

  • Active Volume Stock: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

    Active Volume Stock: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

    According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.48/share and a low EPS of $0.42/share. Rbo & Co Llc who had been investing in Coca for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $190.22B market cap company.
    Florida School Shooting: Prosecutors seeking death penalty

    Florida School Shooting: Prosecutors seeking death penalty

    Tony Montalto's daughter was one of 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in February. The announcement doesn't negate the ability for a plea deal to be reached.
    Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Convicted On Corruption Charges

    Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Convicted On Corruption Charges

    The trial put a harsh spotlight on the attempts of several private companies to gain influence with the Cuomo administration. Kaloyeros, will stand trial in a case that may cast further unflattering light on the governor's administration.
  • Will Marcus Smart play again this season? Celtics 'just don't know'

    Will Marcus Smart play again this season? Celtics 'just don't know'

    With Marcus Smart (thumb) also uncertain for Wednesday's contest, Terry Rozier should be in line for big minutes in the backcourt. Sports reported Monday that Smart has a torn tendon and will seek a second opinion.
    Shoe memorial represents thousands of victims of U.S.  gun violence

    Shoe memorial represents thousands of victims of U.S. gun violence

    Shortly after the Parkland shooting , the group set up a trio of billboards, near Marco Rubio's Florida headquarters. The shoes, all worn, were donated by thousands of people across the country, organizers said.
    US Secretary of State meets with Nigerian Prez

    US Secretary of State meets with Nigerian Prez

    Receiving the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson , at State House, Abuja , Monday, Mr. He, however, expressed the hope that both the Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls would return home.
  • Missing employee received early promotion — CDC

    Missing employee received early promotion — CDC

    Schuchat said that Cunningham was promoted to commander effective July 1 "in recognition of his exemplary performance in the U.S. Cunningham , who attended Harvard and Morehouse College, left work early on February 12 because he said he was feeling ill.
    Iraqi PM announces Baghdad lifting ban on global  flights to KRG

    Iraqi PM announces Baghdad lifting ban on global flights to KRG

    It also specified that the biometric system used in the Kurdistan Region's airports will be linked with the federal system. Baghdad imposed the blockade in September after Iraqi Kurdistan voted for independence in a non-binding referendum .
    Kim Kardashian West doesn't want more than four children

    Kim Kardashian West doesn't want more than four children

    While her surrogacy experience wasn't always the easiest, Kardashian knows that they ultimately made the right decision. Though she admits her "time is spread really thin" already, Kim hasn't exactly ruled out expanding her brood yet.
  • RBI discontinues LOUs/LOCs issuance for trade credit for imports

    RBI discontinues LOUs/LOCs issuance for trade credit for imports

    These firms raised short-term credit from overseas branches of other Indian banks based on these LoUs. The issue of LoU for import of pearls in large quantity in the PNB case was rather unusual.
    Taylor Swift's new video for 'Delicate' features a gay porn actor

    Taylor Swift's new video for 'Delicate' features a gay porn actor

    One wrote: "Do you think taylor swift saw the KENZO World ad and just told her producer "I want a less cool version of that?" Eagle-eyed fans were quick to point them out sharing their theories online and hoping that Swift will confirm them.
    Malcolm Butler To Sign With Titans

    Malcolm Butler To Sign With Titans

    With Butler off the team, New England could be looking for his replacement this offseason in either free agency or the draft. Butler doesn't appear to have any chance of returning to New England and is one of the top corners available.