NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Minnesota
(Wednesday, January 6th)
Final Score: Golden State 107, Minnesota 101
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Corey Maggette scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 107-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center.
Monta Ellis filled up the stat sheet with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Warriors, who snapped an eight-game road losing streak and improved to just 4-17 away from Oakland this season.
Stephen Curry added 16 points, Anthony Randolph 15 and Anthony Morrow 12 in the victory.
Al Jefferson provided 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves, who have lost five in a row and are a dismal 4-15 at home. Kevin Love ended with 23 points, 16 boards and six assists before leaving temporarily late in the fourth with a leg injury. He eventually came back and finished the game after bumping knees with Maggette.
"It was just one of those nights," said Minnesota's Jonny Flynn, who shot 1- for-11 in the game. "There's going to be nights like that where the shots just don't go in."
Corey Brewer chipped in 19 points in defeat.
Trailing by 19 early in the third quarter, Minnesota embarked on a 13-0 run to get back in the game.
Jefferson and Brewer combined for all the points, and Brewer's three-point play to cap the surge left the T'Wolves down, 67-61 with 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the quarter.
Golden State, though, rallied back and extended its lead back to 11, 78-67, entering the fourth.
"(Minnesota) came out with a lot of firepower in the second half," Maggette said. "They went on a (13-0) run where they were getting up and down the floor and getting buckets, and we weren't scoring...Luckily, we fought through and continued to play as hard as we could."
The Wolves still trailed by 11 with seven minutes left, but a 9-2 burst, capped by a Wayne Ellington three, made it 91-87 with 4 1/2 minutes to play.
Minnesota eventually got to within three, but C.J. Watson followed with a jumper for the Warriors to make it a five-point game, and Ellis flew in from the baseline for a putback layup on the next possession for a 102-95 margin with a minute left.
A 12-0 run early in the first provided Golden State with a 14-8 advantage, and a Randolph basket extended the lead to 10 with three minutes left. The Warriors held a 34-22 advantage after 12 minutes.
Golden State then scored eight of the half's final 12 points to take a 61-44 lead at the break.
Golden State leads the season series, 2-0...The Warriors finished a four-game road trip with a 1-3 record...The Timberwolves committed 19 turnovers, leading to 26 Warrior points. Golden State committed only nine turnovers, which led to 12 points for Minnesota...The teams combined to shoot 4-for-22 from three- point range.
01/06 23:37:35 ET