Reportase.one – Last season’s NBA champions Golden State Warriors lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves with a final score of 96-99 in the NBA’s follow-up match which was held at the Chase Center Arena San Francisco, Monday WIB.
Karl-Anthony Towns scored a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to make it 98-96 in favor of the Timberwolves. An additional point from Rudy Gobert’s free throw put Wolves ahead 99-96.
Even though in the last second Stephen Curry tried to shoot a three-pointer from the sidelines, the effort failed and the Warriors had to swallow their defeat to the Timberwolves.
In that tight game, Naz Reid scored a point high for the Timberwolves with 23 points despite starting the game off the bench. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 14 points, Anthony Edwards had 13 points, Kyle Anderson and Mike Conley Jr added 12 points each, and Rudy Gobert had 10 points with 18 rebounds.
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While in the Warriors camp Jordan Poole scored 27 points, Stephen Curry recorded 20 points, nine assists and six rebounds, Klay Thompson 15 points and Draymond Green 12 points.
Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said his team were confident about playing defensively in every position, all over the court, even when Stephen Curry was on the ball and ready to shoot.
“Our defense is very, very good,” said Chris Finch, launching the official NBA website.
“When you play against a Warriors team, there’s a lot of responsibility to keep chasing, keep fighting and keep fighting,” he said.
Currently the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves are in sixth and seventh position in the Western Conference NBA standings with one win difference.
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The Warriors had 39 wins and 37 losses, while the Timberwolves had 38 wins and 37 losses.