|Date of game: 12/27/2014
Recap: Golden State vs. Minnesota
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Curry scored 25 points with six assists to lead the Golden State Warriors in a 110-97 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.
Klay Thompson supplied 21 points, while David Lee, Andre Iguodala and Marreese Speights each chipped in with 10 points in the win.
Golden State snapped a two-game losing streak after a winless two-game trip through Los Angeles against the Lakers and Clippers. It has won nine straight at Oracle Arena, however.
"Lot of good stuff offensively. But I told our guys, if we want to win in May and June, we have to play every possession. You can't just completely lose focus," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Thaddeus Young paced the scuffling Timberwolves with 17 points and Zach LaVine added 12 points with a career-high 14 assists in Minnesota's eighth straight loss overall and on the road.
"We just had too many turnovers. We basically beat ourselves," Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said.
The Warriors scored 36 points off 25 turnovers
Golden State trailed by five in the early going until Curry's 3-pointer sparked a 7-0 run. Minnesota ended up tying the game at 19-19 later in the first, but the Warriors ended the frame on a 12-4 run to grab a 31-23 lead after another Curry triple.
The Timberwolves shot at a better clip than Golden State in the second quarter, but the Warriors scored eight points off turnovers and made four shots from beyond the arc compared to none for their counterpart, taking a 58-48 lead at the break.
Harrison Barnes and Curry converted consecutive 3s before Barnes' dunk made it a 70-52 game early in the third.
Golden State led by as many as 25 in the third and let the bench finish the Wolves off in the fourth.Game Notes
Golden State opened a six-game homestand ... The Warriors are 16-0 this season
when holding their opponent to under 100 points ... It was the 94th
consecutive sellout at Oracle Arena ... Barnes also finished with 10 points in
the win ... Andrew Wiggins had 10 points in the loss.