Warriors hold off Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

Warriors hold off Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

In this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs

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In this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs
The four remaining teams — Golden State, Houston, Cleveland and Atlanta — are among the five teams that made at least 10 3-pointers per game during the regular season.

DeLaSalle's Thorson coached Okafor, Towns. What does he think?

May 21
DeLaSalle's Thorson coached Okafor, Towns. What does he think?
Both players are game-changers in different ways, according to the DeLaSalle coach, whose team has won four straight state titles and coached both of them at an All-Star Game last year.
Wolves
May 21

Curry, James unanimous selections to All-NBA first team

Golden State's Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-NBA first team.
Wolves
May 21

Read the replay Timberwolves Chat with Jerry Zgoda

See what Jerry Zgoda and Timberwolves fans were talking about during their noon-hour Live Chat.
Wolves
May 21

Ranking Minnesota's No. 1 picks through the decades

Michael Rand ranks the No. 1 overall picks in Minnesota history -- from Elgin Baylor of the long-departed Lakers to Maya Moore of the WNBA power Lynx.
Wolves
May 21
The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James goes in for a slam against the A...

Smith, James lead Cavs past Hawks 97-89 in Game 1

J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.
Sports
May 20

RandBall: Imagine how crazy an NFL Draft Lottery would be

The NBA Draft Lottery is an amazing phenomenon. In a sports landscape increasingly dominated by events that happen outside the field of play, the lottery…

nba Statistics

  • Western Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Portland 51 31 .622 0 32-9 19-22 4-6
    Oklahoma City 45 37 .549 6 29-12 16-25 4-6
    Utah 38 44 .463 13 21-20 17-24 7-3
    Denver 30 52 .366 21 19-22 11-30 3-7
    Minnesota 16 66 .195 35 9-32 7-34 0-10
  • Western Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 67 15 .817 0 39-2 28-13 8-2
    LA Clippers 56 26 .683 11 30-11 26-15 9-1
    Phoenix 39 43 .476 28 22-19 17-24 1-9
    Sacramento 29 53 .354 38 18-23 11-30 3-7
    LA Lakers 21 61 .256 46 12-29 9-32 2-8
  • Western Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 56 26 .683 0 30-11 26-15 7-3
    Memphis 55 27 .671 1 31-10 24-17 5-5
    San Antonio 55 27 .671 1 33-8 22-19 9-1
    Dallas 50 32 .610 6 27-14 23-18 5-5
    New Orleans 45 37 .549 11 28-13 17-24 7-3
  • Eastern Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 53 29 .646 0 31-10 22-19 7-3
    Chicago 50 32 .610 3 27-14 23-18 7-3
    Milwaukee 41 41 .500 12 23-18 18-23 5-5
    Indiana 38 44 .463 15 23-18 15-26 7-3
    Detroit 32 50 .390 21 18-23 14-27 4-6
  • Eastern Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 49 33 .598 0 27-14 22-19 7-3
    Boston 40 42 .488 9 21-20 19-22 8-2
    Brooklyn 38 44 .463 11 19-22 19-22 6-4
    Philadelphia 18 64 .220 31 12-29 6-35 0-10
    New York 17 65 .207 32 10-31 7-34 3-7
  • Eastern Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 60 22 .732 0 35-6 25-16 5-5
    Washington 46 36 .561 14 29-12 17-24 6-4
    Miami 37 45 .451 23 20-21 17-24 4-6
    Charlotte 33 49 .402 27 19-22 14-27 2-8
    Orlando 25 57 .305 35 13-28 12-29 3-7
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 2217
    S. Curry GS 1900
    R. Westbrook OKC 1886
    L. James CLE 1743
    D. Lillard POR 1720
  • Rebounds
    D. Jordan LAC 1226
    A. Drummond DET 1104
    P. Gasol CHI 919
    T. Chandler DAL 864
    N. Vucevic ORL 810
  • Assists
    C. Paul LAC 838
    J. Wall WAS 792
    T. Lawson DEN 720
    S. Curry GS 619
    R. Westbrook OKC 574
  • Field Goal Percentage
    D. Jordan LAC .710
    J. Valanciunas TOR .572
    M. Gortat WAS .566
    T. Mozgov CLE .555
    T. Zeller BOS .549
  • Blocked Shots
    A. Davis NO 200
    R. Gobert UTA 189
    D. Jordan LAC 183
    S. Ibaka OKC 155
    A. Drummond DET 153
  • Steals
    S. Curry GS 163
    C. Paul LAC 156
    J. Harden HOU 154
    T. Ariza HOU 152
    (2) Players 148
  • Wednesday, May 20
    Cleveland 97, Atlanta 89, F
  • Thursday, May 21
    Golden State 99, Houston 98, F
  • Today, May 22
    Cleveland @ Atlanta
  • Saturday, May 23
    Golden State @ Houston
  • Sunday, May 24
    Atlanta @ Cleveland
  • Monday, May 25
    Golden State @ Houston
  • Tuesday, May 26
    Atlanta @ Cleveland
  • Wednesday, May 27
    Houston @ Golden State
Wolves
May 20

Wolves official knew lottery result before the rest of us

Wolves executive Brad Ruiter was among the small group of people who witnessed the ping-pong balls being drawn for the NBA draft lottery. He wrote about the experience.
Wolves
May 20

Souhan: Wolves' lottery victory more about morale than player

Receiving the top pick in the NBA draft is important not necessarily because of what it means for the roster as what it symbolizes for the franchise.
Sports
May 20

Is this real life? Wolves fans can't believe No. 1 luck

Well, Wolves fans: you can finally lay to rest the NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories (and yes, when I wrote about them the other day,…
Wolves
May 20
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor

No. 1: Wolves finally have some luck in the lottery

The two men deepest inside a whirlwind of emotion and celebration could barely speak when their team won the league’s top draft pick for the first time after 16 unsuccessful tries.
Video
May 20

Wolves beat curse, win draft lottery

After 16 previous, unsuccessful tries, the Wolves won the NBA's annual draft lottery and the first pick in the June 25 draft
Wolves
May 20

Mini-mock draft: Jerry Zgoda's top five picks

Our Timberwolves beat writer shares his top five choices in a mini-mock draft, and includes three other players who could change his list as the draft draws closer.
Video
May 20

Zgoda: Wolves land No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The Star Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda joins CineSport’s Pete Mundo to discuss the possibilities for the Timberwolves with the No. 1 pick in next month’s NBA draft.
Wolves
May 20

Gallery: Wolves receive No. 1 pick

Minnesota had the best odds, 25 percent, to receive the top pick via the NBA lottery. The odds held as the Timberwolves picked up the first pick for the first time in franchise history.
Wolves
May 19

Warriors rally past Rockets 110-106 in Game 1 of West finals

Stephen Curry hit two free throws in the final seconds to finish with 34 points, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 16 points down in the second quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 110-106 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Wolves
May 19

Chart: Important upcoming dates for the Wolves

What's ahead this summer for the Wolves
Wolves
May 19

Chart: NBA lottery draft order

Results of Tuesday's NBA draft lottery
Wolves
May 19

Chart: Wolves draft lottery history

The Wolves finally bucked their NBA lottery woes on Tuesday.
Twins
May 19

Souhan blog: Who do Wolves take with top pick?

Go conservative.
Wolves
May 19

Wolves' luck is the worst: A lesson in NBA lottery history

We took every year of the lottery and calculated each team’s draft-position movement relative to their pre-lottery ranking.
Wolves
May 19

Scoggins: Selecting Towns would be far from crazy

Karl-Anthony Towns has an imaginary friend that sits on his shoulder and offers advice or criticism during games. He’d be a perfect fit for the wacky Timberwolves.

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