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Timberwolves keep Warriors at bay for 6th straight win

Anthony Edwards scored 33 points and Steph Curry put up 38 for the Warriors.
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Make it six straight wins after the Timberwolves worked the Golden State Warriors for an impressive 116-110 road victory Sunday night at Chase Center in San Francisco. 

Anthony Edwards scored 13 of his 33 points, including eight straight points late in the fourth quarter, to lead Minnesota. Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points and 14 rebounds and Rudy Gobert set the tone in the paint with five blocks. 

Minnesota trailed by one after the first quarter and then led by four at the half before outscoring the Warriors 35-22 in the third to take a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter and they held the Warriors at bay the rest of the night. 

The Timberwolves are now 7-2 and have statement victories over the Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics and now the Warriors, all three among the most respected and best teams in the NBA. 

Minnesota's losses came on opening night when they held Toronto under 100 points but had the worst shooting performance by a Wolves team in five years, and in Atlanta when they blew a 21-point lead in the second half. 

Key stats:

  • Anthony Edwards: 33 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 21 points, 14 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks
  • Rudy Gobert: 10 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks
  • Jaden McDaniels: 13 points
  • Mike Conley: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists
  • Naz Reid: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists in 18 minutes
Rudy Gobert

Nov 12, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot by Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga (00) during the second quarter at Chase Center. 

Steph Curry led the Warriors with 38 points but Golden State as a team shot just 38.5% from the floor and 27.9% from 3 (12-of-43). 

The play of the game came late in the third quarter when Edwards drove baseline and viciously dunked on Dario Saric to give Minnesota an 80-68 lead. Edwards said something after the play and was whistled for a technical foul, but as Wolves TV announcers Michael Grady and Jim Petersen agreed, "it was worth it."

Up next: Timberwolves at Warriors, Tuesday at 9 p.m. CT.