01/28 00:08 CST Warriors beat Timberwolves 123-111 to sweep 2-game series
Warriors beat Timberwolves 123-111 to sweep 2-game series
By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --- Rookie center James Wiseman came off the Warriors' bench
to score a career-high 25 points and dazzled opposite Minnesota No. 1 pick
Anthony Edwards in a matchup of last year's top two draft selections, and
Golden State swept a two-game home series against the Timberwolves with a
123-111 win Wednesday night.
Edwards, who like Wiseman is just 19, also scored 25 points for his
second-highest total so far.
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 20 points while playing through foul trouble for Golden
State. Stephen Curry added 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds as the
Warriors won their ninth straight at home against Minnesota.
Andrew Wiggins delivered a big game Monday against his old Timberwolves team
and scored another 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting Wednesday.
Curry struggled with his shot and finished 6 for 17 from the floor and 4 of 11
on 3-pointers after scoring 36 points in Monday night's 130-108 rout of
For a second straight game, Golden State coach Steve Kerr stuck with his
new-look starting lineup featuring veteran big man Kevon Looney and Wiseman in
a reserve role. Looney grabbed a season-best 10 rebounds.
Damion Lee scored a season-best 17 points and hit four 3s to go with three
Edwards had his second game with 20 or more points, shooting 9 for 19 with a
season-high five 3-pointers. Malik Beasley also scored 25. Naz Reid added 19
points for Minnesota but went down hard midway through the fourth quarter after
blocking a shot by Oubre before returning late.
D'Angelo Russell missed both games against his former team because of a bruised
right quadriceps muscle. Russell played 33 games for Golden State last season
before the trade last February that brought Wiggins to the Bay Area.
The game was down to two referees after Scott Twardoski got hurt, the Warriors
A photo of Sekou Smith and tribute to him was shown on the big screen. The NBA
reporter and analyst died Tuesday at age 48 from COVID-19.
Timberwolves: F Ed Davis was ejected with 5:54 left in the second quarter for a
flagrant 2 foul on Oubre. ... G Jarrett Culver sat out with a sprained left
ankle after getting hurt in Monday's game. ... Minnesota hasn't won on the
Warriors' home floor since a 124-117 overtime victory on April 5, 2016. ... C
Karl-Anthony Towns missed his sixth straight game after announcing Jan. 15 he
tested positive for the coronavirus. The Timberwolves are 2-11 without Towns in
the lineup this season.
Warriors: Oubre picked up his second foul just 1:18 into the game and his
fourth at the 11:19 mark of the third quarter. He scored 16 points in the
second, most for a single quarter in his career. ... In Wiggins' back-to-back
games against the T-Wolves, he had 42 points, ... The Warriors are 6-2 at home
vs. the Western Conference. ... On Sunday, second-round pick Nico Mannion,
Jordan Poole and Alen Smailagic will head to Orlando for the G League bubble.
Timberwolves: Return home to host the 76ers on Friday night having lost six
straight in the series.
Warriors: At Phoenix on Thursday night for a quick trip to the desert before
returning home to face the Pistons on Saturday night.
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