Can Timberwolves get the Upset at Home Against Visiting Warriors Minus Curry?
The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to pull off the home upset over the visiting Golden State Warriors when they host their Western Conference counterparts in their nationally-televised showdown on Sunday. With the Dubs making the trip without injured superstar Steph Curry, let’s find out if the mostly young T-Wolves can get the win.
Golden State Warriors Vs Minnesota Timberwolves Final Score Prediction
Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves
When: Sun. Mar 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Warriors have won seven straight games coming into this contest including their 110-107 win over San Antonio on Thursday night as Kevin Durant took over and scored a game-high 37 points. The victory did come with a coast as superstar point guard Steph Curry was lost for the foreseeable future to another sprained ankle.
"We still have three All-Stars when Steph goes down," head coach Steve Kerr said. "We still have a lot of talent."
Durant also added 11 rebounds and four blocked shots to almost single-handedly down the Spurs.
"I felt good shooting the midrange as always," Durant said. "I tried to press go and shoot every time, not bad shots."
Draymond Green added his third triple-double this season with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Curry was lost for the night to a rolled right ankle early in the first quarter, but the Dubs responded in a big way to get the win.
"It’s just always a kind of hold-your-breath type of moment when that happens," Green said.
Minnesota has lost three straight coming into this contest including a 117-109 home loss to Boston on Thursday.
The Timberwolves got a game-high 30 points from Nemanja Bjelica and placed all five starters in double digits, but they got almost nothing from their bench outside of the 15 points that veteran Jamal Crawford scored.
Namanja drained 6 of 9 from three-point distance but Minnesota continued their struggles without all-star Jimmy Butler.
"We have to understand how hard and physical you have to play," Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. "I think that’s the difference right now between us being a really good team and being a good team."
For this Sunday matchup, I’m backing the Golden State Warriors to get the win and extend their winning ways despite being without Steph Curry. As head coach Steve Kerr pointed out, the Dubs still have three all-stars and arguably the best player in the game today in Kevin Durant.
Golden State definitely wants to keep pace with the incendiary Houston Rockets in the hopes of getting the No. 1 overall seed in the Western Conference playoffs and that means the Timberwolves are going down in this one!’
Pick: Golden State 117 Minnesota 107