November 12, 2015 Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors stays undefeated 10-0 streak of NBA regular season 2015-2016. GS-Warriors is the 1st rank in Western conference of this season, game play schedule.
The Warriors opened defense of their title as emphatically as possible, using potshots from the likes of the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers as fuel while blowing the doors off the league.
Curry has led the charge, shooting with a precision and range never before seen in this league. A human heat check, Curry has broken the league record for 3-pointers made in a season in each of the last two years, and is on pace to smash it again this year. He has topped 40 points in a game three times this season and his 52 3s are more than three teams have made all season.
One night after scoring 28 in a win over Memphis, he was 4 for 5 from deep in the first quarter and pushed the Warriors to a 10-0 lead before the game was 90 seconds old.
”It seems like those guys, when you make a mistake, they punish you,” Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell said.
Last year Russell Westbrook led the NBA with four 20-point quarters. Curry already has four in 10 games highlights. He hit consecutive 3-pointers in the third quarter, one from 3 feet behind the arc for a 97-76 lead.
But the Timberwolves didn’t go away, ripping off an 18-2 run to pull within five early in the fourth quarter.
Curry followed with a 3 and a pull-up jumper and Klay Thompson buried another 3 from the corner to push the lead back to double digits.
”He’s always in attack mode,” interim coach Luke Walton said, ”and he’s definitely playing at an MVP level again right now.”
Warriors: Reserve G Leandro Barbosa left the team to fly home to Brazil for a family matter. Walton said Barbosa is expected to return to the team by Monday. … The Celtics in 1957-58 and 1964-65 and the Bulls in 1996-97 are the other defending champs to start with at least 10 straight wins.
Timberwolves: Rubio’s injury is considered minor and a result of the point guard’s body still getting used to heavy minutes in the NBA after playing just 22 games last season because of an injured ankle. … The Wolves are off to their worst start at home since 1994 when they lost their first 10 home games.
Green entered the game leading the team with 6.0 assists per game. He was dishing it all over the place again, feasting on 4-on-3 situations created after the Wolves would try to trap Curry.
”He’ll tell you he’s the best passer on the team. That’s a lie,” Walton deadpanned. ”But he’s up there. He’s in the top five.”
Wiggins missed the game on Tuesday night against Charlotte with a sore right knee and was a game-time decision. He played 34 minutes and had five assists.
The final score result:
Golden State Warriors 129 – Curry 46, Draymond Green 23, Klay Thompson 15, Harrison Barnes 14, Festus Ezeli 10, Shaun Livingston 8, Ian Clark 6, Andrew Bogut 4, Andre Iguodala 3.
Minnesota Timberwolves – Andrew Wiggins 19, Karl-Anthony Towns 17, Shabazz Muhammad 16, Kevin Martin 15, Zach LaVine 13, Andre Miller 11, Gorgui Dieng 11, Nemanja Bjelica 8, Tayshaun Prince 6.
GS 40 35 22 32 129
MIN 27 36 24 29 116
8:00 PM ET, November 12, 2015
Target Center, Minneapolis, MN