Did Golden State win last night versus the Minnesota Timberwolves? Yes they did defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-101. The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to 7-4 while the Golden State Warriors improved to 9-3.
The Minnesota Timberwolves stayed within striking distance until the third quarter. The Golden State Warriors outscored Minnesota 44-26 in the third quarter. The game was over by then as the Warriors cruised to a 24 point victory at home.
Minnesota was trailing only by a point at halftime due to 13 first have turnovers by Golden State. The second half was quite different as Golden State took much better care of the ball. The Minnesota Timberwolves are still in first place in the National Basketball Association’s Northwest division.
The Golden State Warriors lead the Pacific division by three games already. Minnesota only has a one game lead over both the Portland Trailblazers and Denver Nuggets. Minnesota had troubles scoring as a team they only shot 41 percent from the field.
Meanwhile Golden State shot 56 percent from the field. This helped them over come their 13 first have turnovers. The Golden State Warriors made 15 three pointers compared to 5 three pointers by Minnesota. This was a thirty point difference.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had five players with double figures in scoring. The Golden State Warriors had six players with double figures in scoring. Golden State had 9 blocked shots.
Meanwhile Minnesota did not block any shots. The Golden State Warriors out rebounded Minnesota 45-41. Golden State was able to blow out Minnesota even though they turned the ball over 19 times compared to Minnesota’s 13 turnovers.
I guess when you outscore your opponent by thirty points in one offensive category, then perhaps you can get away with more even statistics in other categories. As an example Minnesota outscored Golden State 20-14 from the free throw line. However, they were still blown out by 24 points.
Aaron B. is the creator of Sports Recaps, host of the Sports Recaps podcast, and blogger at SportsRecaps.com. He grew up a huge sports fan in the Denver, Colorado area. Now he blogs about sporting events and creates recaps for you.