Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Lineups, preview & prediction 3/11/18

Hope Soto
March 12, 2018

And after Curry tweaked his right ankle last week after stepping on Zaza Pachulia's foot, the Warriors determined Curry did not aggravate the initial sprain.

Golden State couldn't beat the red-hot Blazers without him on Friday night, and Curry will be left home for Sunday's trip to Minnesota as well. Cook finished with two points n 1-of-6 shooting in 22 minutes. The two-time MVP's recurring ankle issues could be the Golden State Warriors' biggest obstacle in the way of winning another National Basketball Association title. Golden State has other options like Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, but Durant will be the player who controls Golden State's offense. Stephen Curry's ankles have been an issue this season - he sprained one back on December 4 and missed much of that month getting healthy.

The Warriors (51-14) still won their seventh consecutive contest and moved half a game behind the Houston Rockets (51-13) for first place in the Western Conference. Nearly every game features Jekyll and Hyde sequences wherein the team builds a lead only to quickly squander it by missing successive shoots, turning the ball over and giving up fast break points.

Durant's 3-pointer and a jumper gave Golden State a 77-73 lead with 4:01 left in the third.

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Portland went on an 8-0 run to push the lead to 41-27, but Golden State got within 52-50 on Kevon Looney's follow shot.

Curry was injured on the Warriors' sixth possession of the game. Kerr said that Curry texted him on Friday that he "had a good day of rehab" in Oakland.

It's also not something where we're going to say, 'Steph is out, it's over. The six-game winning streak had come after the All-Star break and was the second-longest immediately following a break in franchise history, trailing only an eight-game winning streak by the 1991-92 team. "The team said he was getting re-taped and going through tests, then Curry didn't return - but the Warriors are going to be cautious at this stage of the season with the playoffs beginning next month". The Warriors rank first in offensive efficiency, while the Spurs are second in defensive efficiency.

Timberwolves vs. Warriors, 2:30 p.m. Warriors reserve forward Andre Iguodala missed Thursday's game because of a left wrist sprain.

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