Without KD, Warriors keep rising Timberwolves outside the door

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Minnesota Timberwolves essentially lost Wednesday’s contest in the third quarter after giving up a whopping 44 points to the Golden State Warriors. It was an offensive display too dominant to overcome.

Golden State (9-3) extended its winning streak to a conference high of five games following a 125-101 win at Oracle Arena. Klay Thompson poured in 14 of his 28 points in the third. He was 6-for-12 from 3-point range. Stephen Curry flirted with a triple-double, going for 22 points, eight boards and eight assists.

Andrew Wiggins put in 17 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns finished with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (7-4).

Kevin Durant was held out his first game of the season with a left thigh contusion. Andre Iguodala got the nod in his place. Durant told ESPN that he expects to play Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 44 third-quarter points were a Warriors’ season high for points in a quarter and the team’s

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21345351/nba-no-kd-warriors-keep-rising-wolves-door

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