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Wednesday, April 8th (All times eastern)

Minnesota Timberwolves (23-55) at Golden State Warriors (28-49), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors hope to record a season-best fourth straight win tonight when they play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves at ORACLE Arena.

The banged-up Warriors continued their late season push on Sunday when Kelenna Azubuike scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to lead Golden State past the Sacramento Kings, 105-100, at ARCO Arena.

Jamal Crawford added 20 points for the Warriors, while Anthony Morrow and C.J. Watson chipped in 18 points apiece. Anthony Randolph ended with eight points and 13 boards.

Golden State had only seven players take the court in Sacramento as Monta Ellis (left ankle), Corey Maggette (head contusion), Brandan Wright (shoulder), Andris Biedrins (ankle) and Marco Belinelli (right ankle) did not play. Biedrins had to dress to have the NBA-minimum eight players in uniform and is listed as probable for tonight's contest.

The Wolves, meanwhile, continued to play out the string with a win over the LA Clippers in Hollywood on Tuesday. Ryan Gomes scored 24 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in that one, as Minnesota took advantage of a depleted Clippers front line to beat Los Angeles, 87-77, at Staples Center.

Kevin Love had 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who beat the Clippers in the season series for a third straight year.

Craig Smith scored 16 and Sebastian Telfair netted 13 to go with six assists for Minnesota, which has won two in a row on the road, but is 12-27 outside the Target Center this season.

The Warriors, who are 21-17 in Oakland, have won six of the last seven meetings with the Wolves at ORACLE Arena.

04/08 11:05:50 ET


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